Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bracelet Fun

Hello Blog World,

Carrying on from my AWESOME Sunday with my daughter after we made this sign for her room.

awesome sign 6

We went and did lunch as ladies do, and to get some supplies, we needed some wire for this fantastic bracelet we found surfing the net over at another Michelle’s Blog, Mich L. in L.A, Tiana is obsessed with bracelets, friendship bracelets, those litter rubber bands you get from charities, basically anything that will go around her wrist! So she wanted to make one

Here is Michelle’s fantastic version


And after finding out we didn’t have any jeans in the rag bag we did find a pair of my husbands old work pants which are navy blue and had a nice leg seam, we fiddled around with scissors and wire (all I could get is memory wire, WOW that stuff is hard to work with) and the seam of the pants and finally got our version.

denim bracelet

denim bracelet 2

Ok so mine is a little bit scrappier than Michelle’s but Tiana is very pleased with the results, and since the pic was taken I have snipped off a few of those thready bits. 

Well she wasn’t content with one, so we found an old pair of white denim shorts in the bag, fiddled around again with the scissors, the wire, the beads and the seam and came up with this version…

denim bracelet 3

I had some alphabet beads, so she had to add the T & J for Tiana Jayde, I like the personal touch she chose.

denim bracelet 4

Being that this seam came from shorts and not pants it’s not as long as I would like but overall it’s still good and more importantly Tiana likes it and wears it.

So Check out Michelle’s Blog, she has some beautiful jewellery and ideas. It is well worth the visit.

Ok so I am off to the airport now, wish me luck,  you will still be seeing posts from me over the next 10 days, including my weekly update on the healthy lifestyle change and some old crafts of mine, you will be able to judge how far I have come, until then happy crafting.


Michelle L. said...

Hi, Michelle! Thanks for letting me know about this post, I'm loving your cute versions! Tiana's idea to personalize w/alphabet beads=genius. And I'm very impressed you used memory wire - you're so right, that stuff is tough! I tried that first but couldn't get it through the seams, so my hat is off to you.

Thanks for the links!

adventuresindinner said...

So lovely, very glad that you were able to join us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

Happy new follower :-)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love the sign and those bracelets are pretty darn cute! What a great way to spend time with your daughter! Angie xo

Merry said...

Another fantastic idea....I will have to relook at clothes before I toss them.

Ty and Whitty said...

Really cool. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

Mixed Kreations said...

Cute bracelets. What a great way to make use of some old jeans. I'm going to go through my jeans, see if I have a pair ready for rag bin. I've seen a lot of cool things made from old jeans lately. Thanks for sharing.

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