5/10/11

Friendship Bracelets Are in Now, Right?

Seeing all these friendship bracelets around gets me very happy, let me tell you. I have spent many days of my childhood (okay, maybe even teenage-hood.. oh wait I'm still a teenager, I guess that means my whole life thus far..) making friendship bracelets. But I have at least graduated from bracelets to bangles. Friendship bangles are the ultimate friendship bracelets in my opinion because they can incorporate every element that the bracelets usually have (thread, beads, hemp) into one bracelet. Also,whilst having all these elements, they still manage to add a level of sophistication with their solid structure that regular friendship bracelets can simply not achieve. So I have decided to make my own friendship bangles, because its always better to have a unique original piece, and come on, they're friendship bracelets, you're not supposed to buy them.
note: this does not mean I will not attempt to make regular floppy friendship bracelets in the near future.


My table of supplies and inspiration. I got everything from around my house, excluding the embroidery thread that I bought at a fabric store. The strips of fabric are trimmings from past sewing projects, they include some light pieces of denim and some stretchy pink bathing suit material. I didn't end up using everything here, but all you really need is old bangles, something to wrap them with, and a glue gun.


My first three.. they like to be together. For these I used leftover denim, jersey, bathing suit material, and some yellow embroidery thread. For the flower-shaped one I wrapped some of the pink material over wire, glued in down at intervals, then wrapped the intersections with thread or fabric.


And the piece de resistance, my 'if Prada and Proenza Schouler Spring 11 had a lovechild in the form of a friendship bangle + 1 pink tropical fish'


Me, my sunburn, and ma bracelets..


I don't think I need to show too many how-to pictures because the method is pretty straight forward. I will show you some from my PRAENZA SCHOUDA (okay, maybe stick with the lovechild thing) Basically all you need is a lot of random materials, and some alright glue-gun skills.


XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
heather

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28 comments:

  1. Loved all the bracelets! such an inspiring idea :)

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  2. These are really pretty :) They're really different to most of the friendship bracelets Ive seen before and I LOVE that!
    xxx

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  3. Omg. These are amazing. And effin adorable.
    xx

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  4. These bracelets are great! I especially love how you mixed in denim. Very cool! xo

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  5. How cute :) Great blog!! Following you!

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  6. Great IDEA!!! great post!!! lovely
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  7. These are amazing! You are very creative and crafty, I'm jealous! If I tried to make these it would never come out looking that nice! Still, I may have to try it anyway!

    Awesome post!
    :)
    xx

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  8. Those are some realllly cute friendship bracelets!!!
    and its special to give to a friend if you made it :)

    aand I like the banana charm on the bracelet!

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  9. friendship bracelets are truly brilliant.
    i need to braid some myself on a rainy sunday!
    xx



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  11. So creative! Love the ones with the little fruits...my gf's would love this! Thanks for sharing hun!

    xo-Julie
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  12. Very pretty bracelts!

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  13. loove them!good job!!xx

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  14. Nice idea but it seems a little bit difficult.. i'm not very able with those things! Anyway i love them :D

    xo
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  15. These are lovely- very clever indeed. Would love to see a floppy friendship bracelet tutorial : )

    x
    Michelle
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  16. Ah, I love that friendship bracelets have returned! I used to spend hours each day making them as a child! :)

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  17. you're so good! thanks for your comment xx

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  18. You have a really great blog!
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  19. these are awesome! sweet DIY :)

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  20. love the DIY... following you girl!

    xx
    mariale

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  21. that is soo cool that you know how to make your own bling x

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