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inspiration: Jewellery

DIY JEWELED RIBBON BRACELETS

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.

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You need:

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.

Make your own jeweled ribbon bracelets

How to:

1. Measure your wrist, taking into account that the lobster clasp will add around 2.5cm (1 inch) to the length of the bracelet.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

2. Cut your cotton ribbon to size.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

3. Put come glue onto a piece of paper  and then lay out your rhinestone pattern.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

4. Put some glue on the back of the rhinestones, make sure you do this in a well ventilated space.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

5. Press onto the ribbon, making sure to centre the design.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

6. Once you’re finished, leave to dry overnight.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

7. Once your bracelet is dry, flip it over and fold the edge slightly.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

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.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

9.  To avoid scratching the clamp, place some fabric over the clamp before pressing it down using plyers to secure the ribbon.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

10. Add the lobster clasp and jump ring to one end, and the bigger jump ring to the other end.

Make a jeweled ribbon bracelet

Voila!

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You can check out my other DIY kits here, including the DIY transparent satchel which is now back in stock.

DIY TWO TONE DOUBLE PEARL EARRINGS

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!

two tone earrings
DIY earrings a pair and a spare

 

DIY CHAIN STRAP WATCH

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!

a pair and a spare DIY watch

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!

You need:

  • 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.

a pair and a spare DIY watch

How to:

1. Use your plyers to take the watch straps off.

a pair and a spare DIY watch

2. Take the pins out of the straps.

a pair and a spare DIY watch

3. Put them back on the watch the add 4 jump rings to the pins.

a pair and a spare DIY watch

4. Cut the fishtail chain into 4 equal pieces and two ends to the jump rings on one side.

a pair and a spare DIY watch

5. Do the same on the other side.

a pair and a spare DIY watch

6. Add lobster clasps to the other end and wrap around your wrist to put on. Done!

a pair and a spare DIY watch

a pair and a spare DIY watch

First and last images by Sabrina Sikora