Anthro Inspired Flannel Wrapped Bracelets

Flannel, also known as Tartan Plaid is in again this fall/winter season.  I thought,  what better way to incorporate it into my wardrobe than making some bracelets that will easily accessorize any look, whether casual or dressy?  My inspiration was Anthropologie and all of the various fabric wrapped bracelets that they’ve shown lately.  This DIY wrap bracelet is very easy to make, even if you’re a beginner.  I like the fact that not only are they easy, but you can quickly create them.  By the way, these would also make great gifts for friends and family for the upcoming holidays.

Anthro-Inspired-Flannel-Wrapped-Bracelets-Main 2

FLANNEL DIY WRAP BRACELET SUPPLIES:

Step 1:  Measure out the chain to roughly 16″.  You will want enough chain to wrap twice around your wrist and still overlap while it is twisted.  When you measure, if you feel this is not enough length, go ahead and an extra chain link or two. Also, if it ends up a little short, you can always add an extra jump ring or two for additional length.

Anthro-Inspired-Flannel-Wrapped-Bracelets-Step 2

Step 2:  Cut your piece of flannel to roughly 1/2″ in thickness by 36″ in length.  It’s always good to have extra, especially because your tying some knots and wrapping the flannel.  Next, tie a knot at the beginning of the chain.

Step 3:  Wrap the fabric through each link of the chain.  As you’re feeding the fabric through each link be cautious of how you’re wrapping it and try and minimize the fabrics fraying as best as you can.  It will fray a little bit, but I think this adds to the look of the bracelet.

Anthro-Inspired-Flannel-Wrapped-Bracelets-Step 4

Step 4:  Using the round nose pliers, open the 10mm jump ring and attach another one to it.  Loop the two jump rings to the last link of the bracelet (the one that has the knot in it -as pictured above.) Next, open a 7 mm jump ring and loop the lobster claw clasp into it. Before linking and closing the 7mm ring, insert  the 10 mm ring, and now go ahead and close it. Repeat this process on the other end of the bracelet except you won’t need to add a clasp.  If you find you need more length, add another jump ring or two.  It’s really pretty easy to adjust the length to where you need it.

Anthro-Inspired-Flannel-Wrapped-Bracelets-Main 4

Make several DIY wrap bracelets so you can stack them.

Anthro-Inspired-Flannel-Wrapped-Bracelets-Main 3

There you have it!  A quick, fun, and easy DIY wrap bracelet to make that will add a little fall fashion variety to your wardrobe.

Enjoy!

signature

Easy Bungee Cord Bracelet

I always like to take unexpected materials and see if I can make jewelry out of it.  I found this bungee cord in two great color choices and I just knew I had to give it a go.  The bungee cord is super easy to work with and I really love the ease in which this bungee cord bracelet DIY comes together.

Artzy Creations_Bungee Cord Bracelet Main1

Bungee Cord Bracelet DIY Supplies:

Artzy Creations_Bungee Cord Bracelet Supplies

 

Step 1:  Take the two different bungee cords and near the end, create a loop.

Step 2:  Your loop should look like the second photo.

Step 3:  Reach down into the center of the loop, grab the other ends and pull them through the loop. When you pull them through, be sure to only pull them far enough to create the next loop. Be sure to pull them snug enough.  Next, reach back through the loop you just created and repeat the steps.

Artzy Creations_Bungee Cord Bracelet_Steps 1

Step 4:  Repeat until you have a knotted bracelet long enough to wrap around your wrist. For me it was about 11-12 times.

Step 5:  Once you have the bracelet the length you want, cut the bungee cord, leaving about 2 inches of extra length. Take the new cut ends and pull them tight through the final loop. Trim both ends. Take the (2) bungee cord ends and glue them into the end caps.

Step 6: Use the jump rings to attach the toggle and ring and now you have a finished cord bracelet DIY.

Artzy Creations_Bungee Cord Bracelet_Steps 2

This turned out great!  I love how this cord bracelet DIY resembles a nautical rope bracelet, but with a modern edge to it.  The other nice part is that this bracelet is chunky.  Who doesn’t love a chunky bracelet?

Artzy Creations_Bungee Cord Bracelet Main2a

I hope you have fun making this super easy cord bracelet DIY and enjoy wearing it!

Artzy Creations_Bungee Cord Bracelet Main3a

signature

Modern Sea Glass Necklace

Final Image

I have always loved sea glass.  There’s something about the simplicity of the sea glass and the worn weathered smoothness that shapes each individual piece.  I found these beautiful frosted sea glass beads and knew I had to make a necklace.

Here’s What You Need:

  • Silver Chain ( I used 17″ of Sterling Silver Chain because I had it on hand.  You can use any type of silver or silver looking chain.)
  • 20 Gauge Sterling Silver Wire (or Silver Wire)
  • 2 Small Jump Rings
  • 1 Larger Jump Ring
  • 1 Clasp (I used a Lobster Clasp.)

Divide Chain in Half

Step 1: Take your chain and cut it in half with the wire cutters.

Making the Bar For the Beads

Step 2: You will be making the bar that holds the sea glass beads.  For your bar, you will make two loops on the ends using wire wrapping techniques.  Start by taking the silver wire and loop it through one end of chain and bend it.  You’re going to make the first loop.  Make sure to have a little extra wire because you will need it to wrap around the loop.

Making the Bar For the Beads2

Step 3: Bend around to create the loop.

Making the Bar For the Beads3

Step 4: Wrap around roughly 2 1/2 times and cut the wire with the cutters.

Making the Bar For the Beads4

Step 5: Thread the beads onto the wire.  Once your sea glass beads have been threaded, finish the bar by repeating the steps up above.

Finishing Necklace

Step 6:  To finish the necklace, take the two small jump rings and open them up.  Place on either end of the chain.  Before closing, attach the lobster clasp to one side and close the jump ring.  Loop the large jump ring into the small one, and close both.

Me With The Necklace

I think this makes for a great piece of jewelry.  Simple and modern!

Final Image2

I hope you like it!

signature

DIY Gold Beaded Hoops

final image_1

Here’s a really easy jewelry tutorial for a great looking pair of beaded hoops. These are fun and so versatile that they will go with any outfit.  If you’re looking for an easy DIY jewelry project, this is the one for you.  I found these perfect beautifully hand crafted beads from Ethiopia on the  Happy Mango Beads site.  If you have never checked out this bead website,  you should.  They have a great selection of unique one of a kind beads that are hard to find.

supplies

Here’s What You Need:

  • Gauge Wire
  • Ethiopian Brass Beads ( From Happy Mango Beads or you can use any gold colored type of bead.)
  •  Wire Cutters
  • Needle Nose Pliers

cut_wire

Step 1:  Cut the wire to roughly eight inches.

bend_wire

Step 2:  Take the wire and bend it into a hoop.

putting_beads_on

Step 3:  Create a loop on one end and leave part of the wire hanging down.  On the other side, bend the wire.  After you have done this, on the side with the loop, fit the end of the wire down into the beads to disguise the end.

fininshing the loop

Step 4:  Push all of the beads together to make sure there is no gap in the wire as you are getting ready to tighten the hoop.  Wire wrap the long end of the wire at least three times and then trim it with the wire cutters.  When you trim the wire, make sure the end is to the back.  This will make for a much more finished look.  Attach the ear wires by opening them and attaching the hoops onto them.

final image 3

Final image 2

 Don’t have a Mother’s Day gift?  This would make a great one.  Quick, easy & beautiful.

If you like jewelry tutorials, check out this quick easy bracelet tutorial here.

Easy Beaded Bangles

signature

 

30 Second DIY Cuff Bracelet

Final Image

Hands down and by far the easiest bracelet you will ever make in your life.  No kidding.  It really does take all of 30 seconds to make this bracelet and I LOVE the results.  This is a must try especially if you don’t have any jewelry experience.  All you need is gluing experience which I know you have! 🙂

supplies

Here’s What You Need:

  • E6000 Adhesive
  • Brass Cuff Bracelet (It’s 1.5″ thick.  You can find them here.)
  • Large Blue Faceted Agate Stone (They have a great selection here.  This is 45 x 58mm)

Agate Stone With Glue

Step 1:

Look at your stone and determine which side you want face up.  Flip it over and apply the E6000 adhesive.

Bracelet with stone

Step 2:  

Place your stone in the middle of the cuff giving it a firm push to hold it in place.  Let it dry.

30 Sec DIY Cuff 04

There you have it!  It’s so simple and such a great statement piece for anyone’s wardrobe.  Can you say… LOVE IT!

Finished Bracelet 1

signature

Gold Agate Cuff Bracelet

Final Agate Cuff2

I love statement pieces.  So, when I found these beautiful agate graduated beads, I new these would be perfect for a fun, modern cuff bracelet.  This bracelet is so easy to make in less than an hour.

Agate Cuff Materials

Here’s What You Need:

  • Brass Cuff Bracelet
  • 20 – 25 Agate Graduated Beads ( I purchased my strand from here and had plenty of left over beads for other projects.  I used size 20- 60 mm beads.)
  • E6000 Adhesive

Agate Cuff Placing Beads 3

Step 1: Sort out your stones.  Center the longest bead in the middle of the cuff.  Apply the E6000 on the bottom of the stone.  Apply to the bracelet and hold it in place for a little bit.  Add a couple of stones at a time and let them dry for a bit.  It’s important not to add too many at once, otherwise they will slide off of the bracelet due to the weight of the stones.

Agate Cuff Placing Beads 2

Here is a picture of the bracelet in the process.  I worked on the rest of the bracelet in steps.  First, I did the right hand side and propped it up to support the beads and keep them from sliding.  Then, I did the left hand side until it was completely dry.

Agate Cuff 05

That’s it. To be honest the hardest part for me was finding the patience to wait for the adhesive to dry 🙂

signature

I hope you liked this idea and tutorial. If you like DIY cuff bracelets here are some other’s you might enjoy…

Anthropologie DIY Pom Pom Necklace

final pom pom

This is a super easy DIY Anthropologie inspired necklace.  Who doesn’t love an Anthropologie necklace without the huge price tag?  Here is a picture of the inspiration piece.  Mine cost a total of $15.00.  It would’ve cost less had I had all of the yarn, but, my version is much more affordable anyways.

Anthro Version

Here’s What You Need:

  • Chain 
  • Clasp (I chose a toggle clasp.)
  • 2 Jump Rings
  • Needle Rose Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Fork
  • Thread
  • Needle

Pom Pom Necklace_01

Measure out the chain.  I measured mine to 16″.  However, if you want it a little bit longer then you can make it 17″ or even 18″ if you prefer.

Pom Pom Necklace_03

Open up the jump rings and attach them to the ends of the chain.  While you are doing this, put in your toggle and bar.

Pom Pom Necklace_04

Next, make all of your pompoms.  You will need to make a total of 5.  Pick out the colors that suit you the best.  I chose this monochromatic color combination because I knew it would be something I would wear.  Using a fork, wrap your yarn around about 60 to 70 times.  This will give you a nice full pom pom.

Pom Pom Necklace_05

Cut about a 5″ piece of yarn and slide it through the tongs of the fork and around.  Pull this as tight as you possibly can and tie a knot.

Pom Pom Necklace_06

With a good pair of scissors, I used my sewing scissors, you will want to trim all of the loops.  Shape your pom pom so it isn’t lopsided by trimming the ends of it.

Pom Necklace_07

Next, take a needle and coordinating thread and sew the pom poms onto the chain.  I made sure that I sewed in through a couple of the chain links.  I went back and sewed into the next pomp pom as well.   This really worked to help support the pom poms on the chain.

side view of necklace

It’s really that simple and takes very little time at all.  My girls are on a big pom pom making kick now that I made these.

final 2

I hope you enjoy making your own Anthropologie knock off necklace… and saving nearly $100.

signature

DIY Druzy Stone Bracelet

final image

Here’s a great DIY bracelet for you that makes a stunning addition to any wardrobe.  The best thing about this bracelet is that it really only takes about 15 minutes to make.

things needed

Here’s What You Need:

  • 1  Druzy Bead Link (You can find one like it here at Cherry Tree Beads)
  • Gold Chain (about 6-7″ of length)
  • 2  5mm Jump RIngs
  • 2  3mm Jump Rings (Not Pictured)
  • 2  Round Nose Pliers

For this bracelet, I started with 6″ of chain.  I wanted my bracelet to end up being roughly 7″ because my wrist is pretty small, and it’s much easier to remove links than add them. 🙂 A standard bracelet size would be about 7.5″  when it’s completed, so I would purchase close to 7″ of gold chain length for a regular sized bracelet.

Attaching Jump Ring

Divide your chain in half.  I used 10 links on one side and 11 links on the other.  For a standard size, you may want to use 12 links on both sides.  You can always go back and remove a link with your needle nose pliers if it’s a little too long.

Open one of the 5mm jump rings with the needle nose pliers and attach it to one end of your chain.  Close the jump ring.

Attach Jump Ring to Clasp

Next, open the other 5 mm jump ring and slip it into the hole to connect the clasp to the jump ring.  Leave the jump ring open.

Attaching Jump Ring and Clasp to Chain

Next, slip the chain onto the jump ring with the clasp and close the jump ring.

Joing Jump Rings to Druzy

Attach the 3mm jump rings to both ends of the eyes on the druzy bead link.  Slip the chain pieces into the jump ring and very carefully close both ends.

Final Image 2

There you have it!  It’s that easy and simple to make.

Final Image 3

I Love the intensity of the color in this aqua druzy bead.

Signature

P.S.  If your interested in purchasing any of the jewelry featured on my blog, it’s all for sale.  Just send me an email for pricing and I will be glad to get back to you.

Easy Beaded Bangles

Final Image Beaded Bangle Bracelet

Here’s a very easy tutorial for making expensive looking golden beaded bangles.  All you need are a few supplies and a little patience.

Here are the materials you need:

  • 26 GA Gold Wire (Roughly 4 yards)
  • Thin Matte Gold Bangel  (You can find them here.)
  • 3 mm Matte Gold Beads
  • Scissors or Wire Cutters

Beaded Bangle Mat

Step 1:   Cut your length of 5 mm wire to about 1.5 yards. A little extra length is better because it really needs to be long enough to wrap the bangle and hold all of the beads in place. Start by placing the end of the wire on the inside of the bracelet.  Wrap the wire around the bangle twice.

beginning the bracelets

Step 2:   Place a bead onto the wire and wrap it over the top and back through the center of the bangle.

second step

When your done wrapping the bead in place it should look like the picture below.

step 3Step 3:   Place the next bead on the wire and repeat until you’ve covered the entire bangle. Remember, the beads you have already wrapped in place should be on your right side as you’re working around the bangle. End the bracelet by weaving the end into the previous loops made and trimming any extra length.

Finished Bracelets

 Well, that’s pretty much it! I love the way these gold ones look and as you can see they are super easy to make.  Now that you know how to make these, go ahead and use your imagination to make any number of different bead color combinations.

Signature

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...