If you follow me on Instagram, you already caught a little preview of these DIY bracelets. I love them so much, I couldn't help but sharing! I stopped by my neighborhood hardware store the other day looking for some spray paint and inspiration. I didn't find the spray paint--nothing quite matched the shade I was looking for--but inspiration abounded. Brass compression sleeves in the plumbing section caught my eye, so I went home with a handful and quickly used them up making a couple of these bracelets.
After clearing out the stock of 1/4 inch compression sleeves at both hardware stores in my area, I hopped the metro to the suburbs to hit up Home Depot with a friend and this rainbow of DIY hardware store bracelets was born. They take only minutes to create, so it's hard to resist making so many!
Tools and materials:
6 inches of 1/4 inch rope
1/4 inch brass compression sleeves (found in plumbing section of hardware store)
7mm jump rings and lobster clasp
1) Tape the end of the embroidery thread to the end of the piece of rope.
2) Begin wrapping the thread around the rope.
3) Continue all the way down the rope, then tape down and trim the thread once you reach the rope end.
4) Slide on the compression sleeves. You can secure with a dab of glue, if you want.
5) Put a drop of glue in the end caps and secure on each end of the rope, covering the tape.
6) Once the glue is completely dry, use the pliers to attach the jump rings and clasp to the end caps.
I've been wearing these all the time now, and love mixing up the different colors. I have a feeling these will be in heavy rotation all spring and summer long! For more DIY, be sure to follow Thanks, I Made It on Bloglovin.