|source ravelry.com (on pinterest)|
I may or may not be Pinterest whipped :) Anyway I saw the bracelets and searched high and low for a tutorial on how to make them.... and came up empty handed so to speak. There just wasn't anything out there.... So I just did them my own way.
- plastic bangle bracelets ( I made 3)
- glue gun
- old sweaters (found mine at the thrift store)
- twine optional
- piece of felt or ribbon length of inside of bracelet
Because I used a vest for the largest one I cut a piece of the neck, but it is a lot easier to use the sleeve of a sweater, I did have a little issue with it the first time around so don' t cut your piece of sweater too big for the bangle it will leave you with overlapping layers on the bottom and that in turn makes your bracelet a little smaller :( Not good. And I did glue a piece of felt to the inside of the bracelet to cover the mess. ( can't see it on the outside)
I didn't take pictures of the making process of the first one because of all the frustration of ripping it apart and doing it again..... but I did take pictures of the smaller one.
This one I used the sleeve of an old cardigan type sweater that was cheaply made and very stretched out. I just cut off the end of the sleeve , slid it on the bracelet , put a little glue on the inside of the bracelet and pulled the fabric around and pinched it onto the glue like pictured above.
For the twine bracelet I first cut a rather long length of twine, glued the end on at a slight angle to make it easier for wrapping, and just glued every so far and kept wrapping the twine around .
Lucky me i just happened to cut the perfect amount of twine so it ended right here:
and I just finished it off with a dot of hot glue. and Done!
I really, really love the textures and they are perfect for my casual fall outfits!
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have..... and I would love to see your version if you give it a try. Have a great day!
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