7th February 2014
There’s nothing better than a bit of sparkle on your wrist to get you through the inevitable February slump. With that in mind, I recently crafted these jeweled bracelets, which are available to buy as a kit here (you get three per pack!), perfect for making for friends or stacking your whole wrist. Why wait for something pretty to be given to you this Valentines, when you can make something for yourself? Read on to see how I made them.
You can buy the kit I designed here, with enough supplies to make three multi coloured bracelets. You can choose from emerald, grey and cream or pink, green and blue.
1. Measure your wrist, taking into account that the lobster clasp will add around 2.5cm (1 inch) to the length of the bracelet.
2. Cut your cotton ribbon to size.
3. Put come glue onto a piece of paper and then lay out your rhinestone pattern.
4. Put some glue on the back of the rhinestones, make sure you do this in a well ventilated space.
5. Press onto the ribbon, making sure to centre the design.
6. Once you’re finished, leave to dry overnight.
7. Once your bracelet is dry, flip it over and fold the edge slightly.
8. Press the ribbon into the clamp, adding some glue to both the inside of the clasp and between the folded ribbon to secure it in place.
9. To avoid scratching the clamp, place some fabric over the clamp before pressing it down using plyers to secure the ribbon.
10. Add the lobster clasp and jump ring to one end, and the bigger jump ring to the other end.
8th December 2013
For those of you who liked the Dior Inspired Double Pearl Earrings I made a while ago, I wanted to share with you another version I recently made – a two tone pair, with black pearl bead backing for a slightly more leather jacket/weekend appropriate look. To make your own, all you need to do is follow my original tutorial and swap out the larger pearls at the back for black beads or frosted black pearls. I used the new black frosted version of this pearl embellishment kit. Time to get crafty!
28th November 2013
Combining two of my favourite things, a way to know how long it is until lunch and gold fishtail chain, to me this is the ultimate in functional and aesthetical DIYs. Read on to see how to make your own!
For this project you can actually use any chain you like, a mix of different chains even (although like to stick to the same palette but that’s just me). I chose fishtail because I love the look of it but feel free to be imaginative!
- enough fishtail chain to go around your wrist roughly four times, for me that was about 1 metre (40 inches).
- an old watch
- beading plyers
- jump rings
- lobster clasps
or if you’re loving chain as much as I am at the moment, grab yourself a chain crafting kit to experiment with this and lots of other chain projects.
1. Use your plyers to take the watch straps off.
2. Take the pins out of the straps.
3. Put them back on the watch the add 4 jump rings to the pins.
4. Cut the fishtail chain into 4 equal pieces and two ends to the jump rings on one side.
5. Do the same on the other side.
6. Add lobster clasps to the other end and wrap around your wrist to put on. Done!
First and last images by Sabrina Sikora