Our lovely set up.
If you haven’t tried Red Velvet wine from Cupcake…ya gotta try it my fellow DIY’ers!
It made for a lovely night of craftiness.
To help give us tork we attached the top to our pants with a safety pin, then started the bracelets with a simple braid. When you get to where you’d like to start your hex pattern (we really like the chevron look) you just add a bolt on each side strand to pull over and braid away. As you add more and more hex bolts you really need to hold the bolt tightly in place with your thumb…otherwise they get all twisted and yuck. By my 3rd bracelet of the night, I had it down PAT. We used waxed brown, silver and white strings plus an additional bracelet of mine for a little pop of color.
We were very addicted and didn’t stop until 1:30am!!! We had so much fun and by the end our fingers didn’t work well anymore… yeah, not the best part. I took apart some costume jewelry and added bling to some of the pieces.. (like the top middle white and sliver bracelet). My 5 year old daughter especially likes that one… Laura got her jewelry bag out and started mixing with her other bracelets. Magic! Some added color is so chic with the industrial and natural look of the bracelet. (we bought the string at Hobby Lobby (I had the twine on hand in my junk drawer) and bought the hex bolts at Menards, which range in size so pick your poison! Total cost for making 8 bracelets: $10)
here’s the link to the great blog they originated from..
As always, thanks for having us crazy chicas Tiffany! We love ya:)
xoxo, Lindsey & Laura
(lucky me.. i got a surprise in the mail, one of my very own!! thanks lindsey) (;