December 27, 2010

tutorial: j. crew worthy wrapped bracelet

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial

Let's be honest. Who doesn't love things that sparkle?
I've got the perfect, deceptively inexpensive accessory just in time for New Year's Eve.

Tutorial: J. Crew Worthy Sparkling Wrapped Bracelet

What you'll need:
an old bracelet
ribbon - about a yard
mismatched faux pearls, faceted beads, etc.
needle and thread
[ OR ]
your handy-dandy glue gun

What you'll do:

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial
You could begin by securely attaching your beads with a needle and heavy thread or...

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial could grab your handy glue gun. Probably not quite as secure.
I decide to take a walk on the wild side and throw caution to the wind.
I use the glue gun.

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial
I go to my ribbon stash and pull out this beautiful gray satin ribbon. But then...

[ clouds part. hallelujah chorus sings. ]

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial
...I spot this small cluster of sparkly ribbons!

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial
I glue one end of the ribbon to the inside of my bracelet
and begin wrapping.

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial

studio waterstone wrapped bracelet tutorial
Model promptly tries on said bracelet and refuses to part with it.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!


  1. Awesome! I have some old costume jewelry I need to paw through and rework with your inspiration!

  2. You are full of talent!! Happy New Year!

  3. I love a good knock-off project and yours is great! My teenage daughter would love this bracelet. I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  4. Thank you for linking up to the blog party! I can't wait to show my daughter this project!!!

  5. Gorgeous! You must get so many compliments when you wear it!

  6. Wow those look awesome! I love the gray sparkle :) I hope you'll stop by my new linky party Friday and share this!

  7. Really smart looking! I'll share this with my daughters. Thanks so much!

  8. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at

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