Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I made a bracelet

I made this. nbd.

It's super easy to make.

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.

And you're done! Easy peasy.


Taylor Ann said...

uhhhhhh ok, you're so cool! Tutorial please?

Monica Whitney said...

Awesome! A fellow Mormon Monica? YES! I love that you made this bracelet.

Monica @ Ask the Duplex