Sunday, October 09, 2011

D.I.Y. SPIRAL AND BRAID BRACELET


I am very excited to bring you this post! With friendship bracelets being such a popular piece of colourful arm parties, I thought I'd share with you a "twist" on the usual flat chevron design! Here I present, the Swirl and Braid Bracelet! Yep, by "twist" - the design literally involves not one, but three individual spiral-like twists. I learned how to make this type of bracelet when I was in primary school and boy oh boy did I revisit old memories while doing this D.I.Y This bracelet is  really easy to make and yet quite effective. So let's cut to the chase and begin!....

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 See! It wasn't that hard was it!? If you don't feel enthusiastic about attaching the crimp ends and lobster clasp, you can always opt for simply tying the loose ends into a knot for closure.

With all good D.I.Y.'s this little baby is certainly addictive! After making my first Swirl and Braid Bracelet, I had to create more! Here are some other designs I made, using different colour combinations as well as my this neat fluro cherry ribbon which gradually changes colour between hot pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.


What do you think?.... The perfect summer accessory I'll say! If you can't get your hands on any cherry ribbon, you can also use yarn or haberdashery thread, though this would make the spiral and braid design much smaller. See here for an example I made earlier, I think it's quite cute!

Next up, I am looking to experiment with metallic cherry ribbon or even threading on a few beads.

I hope everyone is having a chilled weekend. For those feeling super creative, here are a couple blasts from the past to inspire your D.I.Y. spirits!

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18 comments :

  1. oh wow, that is extremely creative and very neat! definitely will try! do you know where i can purchase the ribbons?

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  2. LOVE these Lauren! Great DIY tutorial...I'm bookmarking this to make some x

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  3. So many gorgeous and bright colours! I'll have to try thing when I get some time! Love it!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  4. eeek great DIY! such cute bracelets. I'm jealous.

    x Vanessa
    flipandstyle.com

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  5. Thank you ladies! @April, you can get cherry ribbon from Spotlight and some $2 shops! x

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  6. wooooowza! lauren this is amaaaazing! so need to make me one of these!!!
    XXX

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  7. Wow! Looks great, I may just have to try this ;) Although I'm not sure that mine would turn out as nice as yours!

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  8. These are awesome, if you happen to 'loose' them nxt weekend over some lychee sangria I wont be to blame...! ;)

    renewvintage.blogspot

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  9. WOW I just looked almost at all posts of your amazing blog and I want to fly to Thailand so badly, too! Thank you for sharing all these beautiful pictures...
    Would appreciate it if you visit my blog as well!?
    X
    http://zarah-abraham.blogspot.com/

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  10. Haha, this brought back memories! I remember making bacelets like these when I was a child. Fun post!

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  11. amazing@ gonna try it <3

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  12. ahh! that is super well done!! I love the colors.. I really like doing DIY projects but I never seem to get around to them.. I have definitely done this one before though! At camp I think ^^
    Hope you are having a good week!!

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  13. We really love your DIY spiral and braid bracelet! They're remarkably gorgeous! Very colorful and so lovely! We love it very much!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  14. ah so cool! will definitely be trying this out; the end result is awesome. thanks for sharing :)

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  15. wow, these look fantastic!!!!! i only wish i had the patience and skill to make this.

    xSophia
    moulinfrock.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks fabulous.....love it.Beautiful and Great bracelet.I like these bracelet Wonderful!

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  17. Lovely bracelets here!I like this and hope to see more designs in future, Thanks for sharing...

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