My artsy, fartsy side has been rearing its gigantic head lately. Every time I see a piece of handmade jewelry, my first thought is can I make that at home, how much will it cost me and do I have the time. I have been scouring DIY and craft websites for ideas and tutorials...my latest obsession is bracelets...
My version of arm candy...all made by moi!!
Both of these bracelets were done by weaving embroidery floss through flat link chains. I came across this bracelet DIY on HonestlyWTF.com and thought "cool bracelet...I can do that"... I followed the directions and...love it!! I am planning on using this technique for a necklace next. BTW...love HonestlyWTF.com...those girls DIY's are amazing and their style is killer!
Both of these bracelets were done with lanyard techniques that I dug out of the cobwebs in my brain from summer camp in the 90's. The first is leather and the second one is made for neon cord. I love the bright pop the neon bracelet gives to an outfit...not sure I would have to guts to wear neon anywhere else but a splash on my wrist or nails.
I learned most of the techniques for keeping the rope ends from fraying, adding clasps, and knotting from AllFreeBeadJewelry.com This site is a great portal for everything basic jewelry making. They tell you the difficulty level, materials and link to individual site for the tutorial.
When my husband asked me for birthday present ideas said a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby. Seems that I have been spending most of my money there lately. We even made me a crafting area in our home office!
Worn to Work Tuesday, June 28
Dress-Target/Necklace-Francesca's, DIY, Banana Republic/Shoes-Seychelles
Worn to work Wednesday June 29
Love today's outfit...the ever present maxi skirt...just too comfortable to say no to on an early Wednesday morning. I just bought this leopard t-shirt at the Gap yesterday...of course it was one of the few things not on sale...but I had rewards. Love that it is not too sheer, v-neck and of course the print!
With the long skirt, fitted t-shirt and high wedges...feel so tall and confident today...