Anthropologie carries a lot of gorgeous accessories. Unfortunately, I can only splurge when they're on sale, otherwise I'll be living off the cliffs. Most of the time I love to get find the best deals on the site. If I can't I will rely on DIY. This brings me to introducing our homemade project for today.
I saw this DIY Terra Scintilla Bracelet on Anthro's website and immediately fell in love. As much as I adore it I wouldn't spend $38.00 for it. Thankfully, I found a pretty tutorial that cost me about $5 to make. That's a $33 saving! If you got the time and patience I highly recommend you hand make it.
Thin bangle bracelet
Strong glue like E-6000
Cut four jewels from your trim. Follow the directions on the package of your glue to attach the jewels to the bracelet. Allow for the drying time specified for your glue. This will also work if the bracelet has a slight texture.
1. Cut 120 inches from your hemp. Find the middle and put it behind the bracelet. I like to start on the opposite side from the glued jewels.
2. Cross the left end of the hemp over the bracelet.
3. Cross the right end of the hemp over the left end.
4. Pull the right end under the bracelet and up through the loop on the left.
5. Pull it tight and you have your first knot.
6. Now, repeat on the other side. Cross the right end over the bracelet.
7. Cross the left end over the right piece.
8. Take the left end, pull it under the bracelet and up through the loop.
9. That's it! Now continue this process. Be sure to switch back and forth from left to right side with each knot.
10. Continue this process until you reach the jewels. Be sure to tie as many knots as you can so that the hemp is snug up against the first jewel.
11. Now, tie your next knot as described above, just go around the jewel.
12. For the size of my materials, I could fit two knots in between each jewel. Do as many as you can to make it a snug fit until you reach the end of the jewels.
13. Continue tying knots until you reach the beginning of the hemp. Again, fit as many knots to make it nice and tight. You will want to end on a knot that starts by crossing the right piece first so that you can't tell where the end is.
14. Bring the strings to the inside of the bracelet and tie one simple knot just like you are about to tie a bow. Put glue over the knot, wait for it to dry, and trim the ends of the string. DO NOT cut the ends off until you have finished the gluing process or your knot will come undone.