Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bracelets for Me!

I love the trend of layering bracelets.   I can't go too overboard though because I type a lot at my day job and too many bracelets just don't work.   Bangles don't cut it either - they are too noisy and don't stay put.  I started looking online - department stores, Etsy and lots of other sites and I found several I liked.  The problem was the price and how long it would take to get some of the Etsy products to me - up to 3 weeks in some cases. Therefore I decided to make my own.  

I got my inspiration from several sites online and was able to duplicate several of them almost exactly.  I don't like the sliding knot type bracelets so all of mine have lobster claw closures.  I found the charms, dangles and slides at craft stores and some came from my stash.  The single and double strand bracelets were super easy - the multi strand and I had issues. 
 


 The three below I wear as single, double or all three one once.












 

This one is my favorite - a doubles stranded brown cord with sterling textured slides. 





This one is my least favorite - I had issued with it and it turned out a bit bulky and I wish there was a bit more bling to it.







7 comments:

  1. Wow! You did a great job! I think I like the one with the little heart and pearl the best!!

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  2. Those look really nice. I love bracelts too. Thank you for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :) I host it every week, I hope you return to post more of your great things!

    Have a great week!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

    xoxo,
    Marti

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  3. Cute idea! I also have a really hard time with bangles and I've never actually had any that I can wear without them falling off. This is a nice alternative!

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  4. So cute!!!! These would look great together or separate too. Great idea!

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  5. Great project! Love the heart with the pearl. I'm following you now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvintage.com I posted "crafty clothes pin" and "chalk board table" to the just something I whipped up party:) Happy Halloween!

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  6. Beautiful bracelets!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love your bracelets!
    The last one is my fav.....
    hugs ~ Crystelle

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