I used suede lace, Swarovski flat back rhinestones, a hot glue gun, some ribbon, and Aleene's Jewel-It glue.
1. Measure the suede lace around your wrist to get the length you want for your bracelet. You can wrap it as many times as you'd like but don't make it super tight because you have to be able to slip it on and off. Also give yourself extra room because once you braid the length shortens. It's always easier to cut away to make it tighter, you can't really add material to make it longer.
2. Tie a knot on one end and braid away. Keep it straight and tight or gluing the rhinestones is going to be harder.
3. Hot glue the end of the braid to keep it in place. Undo the knot at the top and hot glue that too. Then hot glue the 2 ends together. It looks kind of gross so I tied a piece of ribbon on it to hide it.
4. Dab little tiny dots of glue onto the lace and place a rhinestone on top. I used the tip of a toothpick to press it into place. Work your way around placing rhinestones as you see fit. Let dry for a few hours before wearing or they'll fall off. It may not seem like it but the glue holds the rhinestones in place really well once completely dry.
I'm finally official. An official volunteer at Primary Children's Medical Center that is.
It was an intense process. I applied months ago, yeah I had to apply to volunteer. Then they finally invited me for an orientation in early May. After that I had to get all sorts of things injected and screened. I had to go to another orientation, complete 16 training modules on my own, get another TB test and finally get my ID badge, t-shirt, and security clearance. I drove to and from Salt Lake a lot.
So I watch the Bachelorette, yes it's terrible, but I can't help myself.
This past Monday after it was over I saw this show...
In an hour period, they condense a year of following an obese person around while they lose a ton of weight. Rapid results, what I like to see.
Anyway, the whole time I'm watching this show all I can think about is how I need to start running and working out again.
I cannot possibly be this lazy.
So I got home from California and immediately asked Camille if we could go running together. So that's what we did tonight. Almost. She jogged; I half jogged, half walked, half died. And we weren't done with that. We also did Ab Ripper X. Apparently I have abs of steel (according to Camille). Yup. Abs of steel underneath the fat.
We'll see if I can stick with it this time. Tomorrow night is yoga....hopefully.