September 16, 2014

DIY Stretch Spike Bracelet

Last week I hinted at this project inspired by the spike bracelets of Eddie Borgo. However, I was equally inspired by using up the materials I have in my stash. (I feel like I'm saying that a lot lately... but after 3 years of DIY blogging, I've got a lot of supplies that need to do more than just collect dust!) I didn't have enough beads of one color to make a bracelet, but that's okay, because love mixed metals! And, this way it always matches to what I wear.

You can easily customize this to your personal color preference, with cone spike beads available in loads of neons in addition to metals. While I really like these petite spikes, you can go bold with a bigger size spike. Read on for how to make this (ridiculously) easy bracelet in less than 10 minutes! 

September 11, 2014

Inspiration: Spike Bracelet

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I was cruising Shopbop the other day, and my eye was caught by these spike bracelets from Eddie Borgo. I've had a few materials rolling around my work space that would be perfect for a project inspired by these spike bracelets. Tutorial coming next week!

September 9, 2014

DIY Knot Bracelet

Guys, it's been forever! I took a bit of an unannounced on-and-off hiatus this summer, and am so grateful for those of you who didn't click unfollow and are here today. During this busy, busy summer (graduating from my master's program! starting a new job! setting up a new classroom! plus, a big, exciting project!) I needed to press pause on a few things and focus my attention on others. Now that the dust has settled, I'm looking forward to getting back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Despite what the calendar and Starbucks' PSLs might tell us, but last week it was hot as ever here in D.C. and autumn is hard to imagine. I'm holding on to these last moments of summer, squeezing one last wear out of my favorite summer pieces before the temperature suddenly drops, including things like this new DIY knot bracelet! Using up some rope I had around, I was inspired by this Sabrina Dehoff bracelet to use jump rings for a bit of polish on a basic knot bracelet. (I really like the simple two rope style, but if you want a multi-strand version, Inspiration&Realisation has got you covered with this tutorial!)

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