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I am absolutely in love with chunky, distressed bracelets.  I’m not normally the “dainty” jewelry kind of girl.  I need a little spunk and a little character in my accessories. 

I HEART this one!

(photo from fabsugar.com)

Here’s my attempt using strips of shredded t-shirt and braiding the strips.

 

I also thought I’d pull out the 12 year old in me and try my old hemp necklace technique on one of them…

 

And here’s me wearing my new bracelets.  I found that I like putting 2 together for a chunkier look.

 

P.S. Sorry about the terrible pics.  My camera and I are on the outs and I’ve only had my camera phone to assist me!

I tried different sizes of fabric and braided three of them and tried a knot on the fourth one.  For fun and something different I added charms to one.  You could do so many things with them and they’re super easy and quick.  I think the next one I make will have chain too.  What do you think?

You could also use this technique and make a scarf like ISLY did.  Here’s the pic of the scarf and a link to the tutorial over at ISLY.  How cute is that?  I mean really?

http://melissaesplin.com/home/2010/03/t-shirt-refashion-jersey-necklace/

 

I used scrabble & glass tile, scrapbook paper, rhinestones and diamond glaze.

I cut scrap paper to size and used a small dab of diamond glaze to glue to the scrabble tile and glued the rhinestone on the paper.  Then I carefully layered the diamond glaze on top of the paper making sure to remove any bubbles.

I used the same technique with the glass but backwards making sure the paper was right side against the glass tile.  The rhinestone’s didn’t work so much on the glass tile.  I would put them on top of the glass and then diamond glaze a thin layer on top.  So you’d have diamond glazed both sides.

So here’s the final product.  Well kind of.  I have to attach backing for the necklace.

For a great tutorial on scrabble pendants check this out http://www.makeandtakes.com/links/scrabble-tile-pendant-tutorial over at MakeandTakes.



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  • hobbyhellion: No, Melissa, I don't have an iPhone but I'll tuck this tidbit away in case I get one in the future! I've seen the braided leather bracelets and I lov
  • Melissa E.: P.S. Do you have an iPhone? If you do, you should download the tiltshift app. They make the photos from your camera look worlds better, plus it's real
  • Melissa E.: Sweet bracelets!! I love that you channeled your inner 12 year old and used a hemp braiding technique. You clever crafter, you! We must be on simil

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