Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Grown Up Friendship Bracelets


I was at Target a month ago and saw this pretty necklace displayed in the jewelry section of the store.  Not sure how much it was, but I don't think I had the urge to purchase it.  However, if you know me very well, you know that I would definitely say "hmm, I could make that".  

Things I had handy: rope, glue, jewelry making tools, scissors, end caps, chain, embroidery floss, clasp and wire not pictured

I started with my project and it reminded me of the time when I used to make friendship bracelets with embroidery floss.  I know that most of you remember that.  I still see a lot of people wearing them too.  I decided that instead of making a necklace, I wanted to make a "grown up friendship bracelet".  It just so happens that I had everything I needed.


 I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.  I am kind of disappointed how the ends got messy with the glue.

My end result.  These will be added to my bracelet collection.
Have you ever been to a store and said..."hmm I can make that" and ended up making something the same or similar at home?  What was it?  Do share.

20 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

I'm pretty hopeless at being crafty and pulling of DIY stuff...but you are amazingly awesome at it!


Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Nnenna said...

These bracelets you made are so cute- color me impressed! :)

Lorena said...

WOW you are good !
I usually don't have enough patience to complete projects.

Amber Blue Bird said...

well arent you crafty!

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Daniela said...

I have a list of "I can make that" on my computer but never really get around to trying to make it! Those bracelets look great !

Tori said...

Seriously, you are so cool! Yours look so much better than mine :/ So cute though!!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

Hogger and Co. said...

No I've never said that, as I'm not as talented as you. But now I can say..."HMM Christine can make that for me." Hahaha! RIGHT??

Laura Go said...

christine, those bracelets are fabulous! I've been figuring out how to make the necklace ones for a while now... just haven't had time to sit down and do so!

♥ laura
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Ellie said...

Wow this is so cool! And so easy to make. Three of my close friends have birthdays in June...this might be the perfect gift! Thanks!

-Ellie
www.citybrewed.com

LyddieGal said...

Ohhh these came out great!
I have definitely done that -- the pink skirt I made is a clone of something I'd been lusting after from ModCloth...
Chic on the Cheap

my thrifty closet said...

great job Christine, they look gorgeous and as good as the original design. Yes, I am always figuring out how to make my own so I don['t need to buy something I see at the store. Sometimes the store people will look at me so suspiciously because I was examining the items so closely...haha

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Stesha said...

You did a great job with the bracelets! There is not a crafty bone in my body... LOL! All of my projects turn out terrible.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Alex Elizabeth said...

I just saw that necklace! Have to say, I like your bracelet version better. Cooler colors and clasps!

Annie said...

Those are SO pretty! I wish I was half as crafty as you are :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Annie said...

Those are SO pretty! I wish I was half as crafty as you are :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Julie (http://hintofsweetness.blogspot.com) said...

Good job! I like the colors :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh it came out so great!!! I need to steal my moms embroidery floss to make bracelets. I used to make stuff all the time :)
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The Key To Chic said...

I wish I had your skills! Sometimes I do that with clothing, but my jewelry making skills are minimal. You are so creative, I admire that!

Eli said...

I definitely like these WAY better than regular friendship bracelets, awesome job!

Friendship Bracelets said...

People now also like to buy mini friendship bracelets and turning them into rings, as it looks more pretty.

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