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Thursday, November 10, 2011

DIY: Wrap Bracelets

I was on GiltGroupe a couple days ago and was surprised... wrap bracelets by Chan Luu were selling for over $100 and were originally priced at over $200. Now I am not condoning people who choose to spend that much money on a wrap bracelet...seriously, if you have the money why not..but it's just that I don't happen to have that kind of cash to be spending $200 on one wrap bracelet!

I was even more shocked at the pricing because a couple weeks ago, my friend sent me a DIY for wrap bracelets from HonestlyWTF. She actually made one recently for around $8. I know, Chan Luu probably used real gold and silver trinkets or what nots... but why pay $200 when you can get the same look for less? 


Yesterday, I was cleaning out my cigar box (that is not filled with cigars, but rather crafting supplies) and found the following items lying around:


So I figured I could make a wrap bracelet out of these materials. Now, it's not the same exact materials as Honestly WTF's tutorial but it's close enough. The necklace already had a clasp so I didn't have to worry about make my own and I removed the cross medallion. All I needed to do was line the ball chain with the necklace... and wrap away with the embroidery string. Here are some pictures of my process:





23 comments:

  1. I just found your site and I'm adoring every single DIY you've got here -- especially appreciate the detailed how-to photos. Peter Pan collars + chan luu wrap bracelets are so my bag.

    xx,
    Ellen
    http://www.mintgreensubmarine.com/

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  2. That was so creative! I am definitely going to try this! I am an arts and crafts buff and feel its ridiculous how pricey designers make their pieces. $200 for something that took less than $10 to make. *sigh*

    Nice blog!

    STYLE . SAVVY. CHIC
    http://stylesavvychic.blogspot.com/

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  3. What an amazing DIY!! just discovered your blog and I love it!!
    xo, Clochet.

    www.clochet.com

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  4. wow. you made that beautifully! it looked like fun too!

    http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

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  5. Lovely! I think you are very creative person!

    http://thespicedupforeigner.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this bracelet! Will have to try this out asap!

    Fashion Dawgs

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  7. Love the mustard bracelet.

    Patience
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  8. I love what you did! what an amazing idea! :D
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  9. I loved this tutorial.. Have made about 20 of these bracelets - they are so easy and fun!! xo

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  10. I love your blog! You make amazing stuff!!

    Iif you want a break from making jewelry, check out my blog! :) My sister and I write a cooking blog, but we're actually doing a jewelry giveaway. You can enter at twomindscookalike.blogspot.com

    ~Alyssa

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  11. LOVE this diy!! i saw this on another blog a few months back. must try this! love your blog :)

    love kat

    www.paperdolltheory.com

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  12. really great :)
    interesting idea!!!!

    Kisses from Poland :)

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  13. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!! Keep on checking back. I'll have another DIY sometime next week.

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  14. Agreed - those Chan Luu bracelets are nice, but $100?? Great take on Honestly WTF's DIY - will have to try it myself :D

    xx T
    Le Fanciulle

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  15. they are actually soo coool, i lovveeee it, your blog is soo lovely by the ways, i will be visiting it again very soon :)

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  16. Love this post, I think it's one of the best yet on your blog. Huge respect, the blog's so pretty!!
    Follow each other? :)

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  17. I had sticker shock from Chan Luu bracelet prices too....so I made a few myself as well. I used beads though, so a little more work....

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  18. @ Nicole Law: You know I was thinking of making one from beads too! Also, I remember someone giving me 2 Swarovski crystal bracelets (the ones that almost everyone use to wear back in the days) I was thinking of experimenting and trying to make one out of those. But I need to find them first!!

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  19. I am also obsessed with those wrap bracelets, love them ! Great DIY :), it's better to make them on your own both for cheap price and also for having a unique item ! Kisses and hope you will enter my giveaway !

    Enter my Too Faced and Chanel Giveaway !

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  20. you are so clever!!!! I want to see more DIY :)
    Come follow my blog darling! xx
    http://cecylia.com

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  21. OMG what an idea , its easy to mahe. Thanks for sharing.
    Wrap bracelets

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  22. The design is great and the work fabulous ...
    Got Too Many ...
    Thanks for Sharing
    Arm Bracelets

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