Jul 17, 2010

And Then There Was...A Bracelet Tutorial

You say jump and I say how high, you say bracelet tutorial and I say how many pictures do you want, you say...ok ok I've had enough of your demands. Take the tutorial and be happy you greedy readers you.

Disclaimer: This is one of my firsts tutorials so I'm not the best at writing directions yet, if you have any questions ask away!

You'll Need:
Jersey fabric ( I used scraps from a t-shirt after making this t-shirt scarf)
Super Glue
Tape
Acrylic paint and paintbrush (if you choose to jazz up your bracelet, I mean come on who doesn't like shiny things?)

1. If you are using scraps from a t-shirt cut the sleeve of the shirt off removing the hem as well. If you're just using jersey fabric then you'll need about a 10"X5" rectangle. Then cut the seam of the sleeve on the underarm,this will give you one rectangle of fabric instead of the loop.
2. Then paint your fabric any fancy color you see fit. I liked gold because I think my hearts desire is to some day morph into a modern version of cleopatra...she wore a lot of gold didn't she?
3. Then on an extra scrap of fabric, paint a 2"X3" rectangle (This will be the piece that ties the bracelet together)
4. After your paint has dried cut your large rectangle into 4 pieces of fabric. Mine turned out to be about 1" thick each.  After you cut them pull on the fabric and it will roll into little cylinders.
5.  Separate your pieces into two and then tape them together  vertically making one long strand. After you have done this follow this video to tie the knot. I will now leave you to tie your little hearts out.
6. After you tie the knot (please don't go get married for this tutorial) it should look something like this
7. If your knot looks like the above continue, if not then go get some ice cream to re-gather your confidence and then try again. Remove the tape and your knot should look like this
8. Then using the super glue, glue together each set of two strands.
9. Then glue the strands next to each other together. (Once this is done if you're anything like me you'll be chewing that super glue off your fingers for about an hour.)
10. Then cut out your 2X3 rectangle of  scrap fabric. Hold each end of the bracelet together and wrap the rectangle around the bracelet and then super glue. It should look something like this.
And you're done!!!!!! Go celebrate your bangin bracelet with some more glue chewing and ice cream eating!

8 comments :

  1. Wow - thats great - I think I would make a horrible mess if I tried to do it though LOL

    Sal xXx

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  2. What a great tutorial! The final product is beautiful.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you will come back to visit soon as I will be doing a giveaway of a Cheesecake Factory gift card.

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  3. I think you should just make a bunch and sell them. Or do a giveaway? ;-) Very cute.

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    "Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration"
    www.goodwillhuntingg.com

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  4. cute bracelet !!! I am going to have make several of these or my daughters will take them all and I will have none!! To cute, great post!!!

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  5. I love this!!
    I wish I was crafty enough to make it but alas I lack that skill.

    http://evidentramblings.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing...and lovin' your blog ;)


    http://pursuitofllt.blogspot.com/

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  7. ummmm... can you say ADORABLE! I can't wait to try this tutorial out! Thanks a bunchers!

    -Nicole
    www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

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  8. your creation system is really nice and easy I will try it. Thanks for sharing your nice idea.
    Bead Caps

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