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: