Monday, June 13, 2011

DIY Love

My creative side showed her face this weekend, the first of many times for the summer I hope. DIY anything is pretty much my favorite, but the projects are usually just too big for my attention span. But with my growing need for bracelets and the amazingness of this design, I couldn't pass it up! You can find the original design for the woven chain bracelet and how-to here at Honestly WTF, an awesome fashion blog with lots of DIYs! The next project I have my eye on is the hex nut bracelet, but I have to admit I'm a little scared to venture into Lowe's by myself! Ahh!
Since my DIY skills are kind of rusty, I didn't have the proper tools to shorten the chain I used. I like it as a wrap bracelet though, and it also looks nice as a necklace. I hand picked all of my thread colors, and went with summery turquoise and coral. I mixed 5 different shades together for each color and I really like the result! The only tip I have is to make sure you use the color you want to see more of second in each loop! I was slightly disappointed that my bracelet looks way more blue, but at least next time I'll know! I might even use a few less strands of thread next time because my chain kind of gets lost. . .well that or find a bigger chain!
The best part is I made this bracelet for $5.84! Try going to even Forever 21 and finding something similar to this for that price. . .it won't happen!

Outfit: Turquoise basic racerback by Damsel from Urban Outfitters. Cream lace crop from Gilly Hicks. Destroyed jean shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch.


  1. This is such a cool DIY! I love the colors you choose! I am definitely going to have to make one!

  2. Ah so pretty! Make me one, I'll buy it from you, I don't think I have the patience to do it myself haha.