Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July Jamboree Guest Post: Mini Doily Bracelet by Sachiko of Tea Rose Home

July-Jamboree

Hi all! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. On my blog I share sewing, quilt making, and crafting ideas along with occasional recipes and such. If you are a party lover, come visit me every Wednesday for a link party.


Sweet Tam invited me to see you guys today, and I hope you will enjoy my visit. :)
One of the things I enjoy doing is making jewelries for myself to wear or as gifts. If you are someone like me, you might have an assortment of leftover ribbons and lace; I was thinking of ways to use them and came up with this bracelet.

Are you ready to make this summery- easy peasy bracelet?


{You will need}
1 -- 1 1/2" X 5 1/2" lace
2 -- 1 5/8" X 5" lace
Matching thread
Chain (I used 5", but you might need less or more depends on your wrist size)
2 Jump rings
1 Headpin
1 Pearl
1 Clasps (I used magnetic kind, but you can use whatever you prefer)
Jewelry making tools

 


{How to}
1. Cut the laces according to the measurements listed above. Then, fray check both ends to prevent fraying.


2. Hand stitch one side of the lace and pull the thread to gather it up. Sew the ends together to make a circle.


3. With 1 1/2" wide lace you can make a 2"diameter circle, with 1 5/8" wide lace you can make 1 1/4" circle. Now you have your mini doilies. :)



4. Connect the mini doilies. 2" circle in the middle, 1 1/4" circle on both sides connect them with slip stitches.



5. Measure your wrist. Mine is 5 3/8", the doilies are 4 ½”, I cut my chains to 1” long. This will give some wiggle room so that the bracelet is not so tight. You will need 4 chains.
Sew chains on the side of the small circles using a slip stitch.



6. Connect the jewelry making parts.
First, open a jump ring using your round and chain nose pliers.


Second, slide one side of the clasp, as well as the end of the two chains onto the open jump ring. Close it.


7. Repeat the same process for the other side of the bracelet, except, I added an extra chain with a little a pearl, to make it more appealing.


8. To make the headpin with the pearl, I found a really good tutorial for you here. This is probably the technique that is used the most in basic jewelry making. She explains this better than I can...
After you are done making the headpin with the pearl, add that to the extra chain on the bracelet.


It is wearable now...





I was pretty psyched about how it turned out. What I like about this bracelet is it is feminine, but there is a casual element to it.
Thank you for having me here today everyone, I had fun visiting you!

6 comments:

  1. very pretty! What a creative idea to turn lace ribbons into doilies!

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  2. Love the lace! It's kind of like fabric yo-yo's for lace - genius! If I wore a bracelet that delicate, my toddler would rip it off in a heartbeat. But I would love to attach some of those doilies to dress up a t-shirt, tote bag, etc. Thanks for the great tute!!!

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  3. Okay, this is stinking awesome! Seriously, how dainty and classy is this!? I have a truckload of lace I've been saving for something good. THIS IS IT!

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  4. I’d never thought that doilies could be used to come up with a beautiful casual bracelet. So creative!

    custom made jewelry

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