Handmade Bracelets

9:05:00 PM mandy 9 Comments

I am the type of person who gets intrigued by things very easily. Sometimes it'll amount to something. Other times it just becomes another one of those "I wish I knew how to do that" moments and then it get thrown into the back burner. Even when I do pick something up, there's not a guarantee that I will stay interested in it for a long time. As terrible as that sounds, I'm sure I'm not the only one who experienced this from time to time...right?

Recently, I have had such an itch to make my own bracelets. But with school and all, I rarely had the time to sit and even enjoy dramas and TV like I used to...let alone make bracelets. However, I was able to find a little time every now and again in these last couple of months to make a few bracelets to give away to you guys! There's still plenty of time to enter if you haven't already. Click HERE!! *I think my hands are bigger than average, so I used them as a guide. I hope these will fit whoever the winner is!!*

Here are some of the trendier and more unique designs that I put together.
At first this cross bracelet wasn't going to be made with a leather cord or a pre-made closure. But I found that regular cotton cord knotting technique I had in mind would make the bracelet too flimsy. Hence another trip to the bead store was needed. But I actually like the final result a lot more than I originally imagined. This is the first time I'm experimenting with magnetic clasps. I haven't bought any bracelets which used such a contraption. I think that the idea is quite genius. Sometimes it's just very difficult to try and handle putting on bracelets by yourself, no? (At least I have that problem every now and again.) I cannot say how well the magnet will be in the long run though...

I used the same macrame knotting technique for the next two bracelets. It's great how many [sort of] different designs you can get with just one technique.

I actually ruined this fish bracelet. It originally had two beads to make it easier to loosen and tighten the bracelet. But...I bought beads that were cubes and copper in color. I ended up not liking the finished results at all. So I chose to remove them altogether. Now the bracelet fits very snug at it's maximum length and it isn't the easiest to adjust the bracelet closure. I'm so sorry!
My most proud design. To be honest, I'm not very much into skulls anything. But it has been trending a lot in the fashion world so I thought you guys wouldn't mind as much as I did. After I put everything together, my mind completely changed. I LOVE this one the most. Usually I end up making my bracelets just a little too small or a little too big. But surprisingly, this one is the perfect size and the closure is the perfect length. I am considering making one for myself. (Let's hope when that happens, it'll be just as good as this one was!)

Since I only buy enough material to make one bracelet each time I visit the bead store, things really started to add up. Maybe I'll invest in a whole roll of cord so it is more cost efficient? If that happens, are there any colors you guys would suggest I get? (Of course this is assuming my interest in DIY bracelet making lasts for a long while.)

9 comments:

  1. I didn't even realize the red one had skulls on them! This makes me want them so much more!
    Maybe it's just me but I prefer my bracelets in combos of black+gold. They suit every outfit & I can add it in addition to my watches & it won't clash y'know?

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    1. That's such a classic color combo and I completely forgot about it. Maybe because there are so many options at the bead store I get over excited LOL but thanks a bunch for recommending black & gold. Will definitely keep it in mind for the next time :)

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  2. I've always admired your DIY bracelets. The red one looks awesome with the skulls! :)

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    1. I'm flattered :X I always feel the same about your artwork :)

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  3. Oh my goodness. You are VERY talented, Mandy! I love them ^_^

    By the way, I just happened to stumble upon your blog, and I'm definitely loving it! I've now become a follow of yours :)

    Take care xo

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    1. Aww thanks! But these aren't all that hard to make, really! Just a bit time consuming xD

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  4. very nice post dear :)

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  5. omgosh i can't believe you made these! the cross bracelet is soooo cute!! :) love it!

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