Sunday, October 9, 2011

sweater and twine bangle bacelet tutorial

So I found these awesome bracelets on Pinterest.

source   (on pinterest)

my version

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.

Supplies needed:
  • plastic bangle bracelets     ( I made 3)
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • old sweaters  (found mine at the thrift store) 
  • twine   optional
  • piece of felt or ribbon   length of inside of bracelet 
I found these ugly plastic bangle bracelets on clearance at Burlington, but I'm sure you could find them anywhere.  They came in a set of 3.   Two of them were about 1/2 inch and one was approx. 1 1/4 inch thick. Exactly what I was looking for.
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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  1. I love it! This is a perfect project and very doable! Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. Oh my goodness! I have found what to do with the rest of the sweaters I have left over from making my pumkins! I love this!

  3. These are adorable! Time to cut up some sweaters...thanks. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  4. Awesome job girl, I am featuring you this week at my party!! Thanks for linking up, it will be up in a few hours:)