DIY Orange Bracelets

by Alicia on May 4, 2011

Because I’m thinking orange this week I thought I’d share a couple DIYs that pre-date this blog. The bracelet above is one I did over a year ago and it’s really simple to make. The chain was from Michaels and I used embroidery floss to wrap two lengths of it together…. that’s it! It also reminds me of the project Honestly WTF posted a few months ago – they’re both takes on the same general trend.

This one is made from Indian glass beads wire-wrapped to a chain. It’s a simple technique that looks cool when it’s repeated with tons of beads. Have I convinced you to learn wire-wrapping yet?

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Lia May 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

So pretty!! I love the pop of color that orange gives. Well done Alicia!!
xoxo
Lia

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Ashleigh May 7, 2011 at 4:00 am

I LOVE the top chain/embroidery floss bracelet. I made one of my own but it looks a little off – did you just loop the thread all as one strand (of multiple strands) or did you do some different kind of threading pattern? I imagine it wasn’t just spiraling a single uber loop, just because the back of your bracelet looks like more is going on and mine essentially looks the same on both sides.

Any tips!? Thanks!

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alicia May 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I started with a long length of a few strands of floss and threaded them through the end of both chains and pulled until I had half the length of floss on each side. Then I criscrossed them on the back side and pulled them through the next chain link to the front. In the front I just threaded them across and through the opposite link to the back side. Does that help? I wish I had pictures!

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annie June 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

I LOVE the embroidery thread and chain bracelet too! I tried to make it and for some reason mine is looking a little off too. Maybe I am making it more complicated than it needs to be, but I am just not getting the end result that I want (that looks like your’s). Any other helpful hints….

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Alicia June 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

What does yours look like- what’s going wrong? Maybe I’ll make a short video that shows how to do this. It’s simple to do but hard to describe!

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Erin Howard January 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

how did you make the first one? I tried but it didn’t turn out the same. Help Please!!

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Erin Howard January 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

How did you make the first one? I tried and it didn’t look the same or nearly as cool! Help! Please!

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Alicia January 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Hi Erin! Did you see my comment to Ashley? That’s about the best I can explain it but if you tell me what problems you’re having – or better yet, post a link to a picture – I’m happy to try and help!

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hani@craftionary January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

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Thanks for the great idea!
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Hani
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Kate February 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I really love the first one!! Looks like it would be tough to make.

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alicia February 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Oh, it’s really not! Just take two identical pieces of chain and use embroidery floss to lace them together. You can put several (10ish) pieces of embroidery floss (each about 24in long) together and do it all at once and it would only take a few minutes!

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