Inspired by this photo and this HonestlyWTF DIY tutorial, some blogger friends and I decided to have a blog party and make our version of a designer bracelet.
The tutorial I referenced above does a great job of explaining step by step with instructions and photos so I won’t attempt to re-write them for you here. I’ll just share with you what I did differently and some ‘learnings’ from my own attempt.
First of all, it is NOT easy to find a curb chain! At least one small enough for my wrist. The one that I did manage to find on ebay was short enough for my wrist but was smaller than the one used in the tutorial so I had to get a bit creative at the last minute.
I chose to use fall colors for my bracelet so that I can take this bracelet with me into the next season. Plus, with all the arm parties I’ve been hosting, I wanted something colorful to add.
I followed the directions as posted but because my curb chain was much smaller than the one used in the tutorial, I used less embroidery floss. I only used about three or four strands of each color. Just judge how much you’ll need by the size of your curb chain.
Also, instead of bobby pins, I taped the ends of the embroidery floss together so I could pull them through the links. It worked out pretty nicely with my small curb chain.
If you want to attempt this DIY, it starts out hard, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. The first link is the hardest because the embroidery floss and the link flip around since it’s not yet secure, but once you get past the third link, it gets easier. Hang in there! It CAN be done!
HUGE shoutout to Jennifer from The Looks For Less for all the work she put in to create the banner at the top as well as the images below. She is an amazingly patient and sweet blogger. Love her! (Been a big fan of hers for a long time, so I’m way excited to call her a friend now!) She and Tina from xoxo, Trina were the masterminds behind how this blog party was going to work. Thank you SO much ladies!
Here are my blogger friends and their DIY designer inspired bracelets. Check them out! They are a group of fantastic ladies. It’s been so fun going back and forth with them on this project. (Click on their pictures to go directly to their post to see more about their bracelets.)