diy upcycled bangels

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I have TONS of cheapy silver bangles that I have acquired. I mean really... how many silver bracelets can one girl own?...A LOT according to my jewelry drawer. So I decided to spruce some of them up!

What you need:
  • Scissors
  • Hemp cords (as many colors as you like)
  • An old bangle

Pick a color you want to start with. Tie a TIGHT double knot around the bracelet. Start wrapping the hemp cord around the bracelet. Tuck the strand from the knot (second picture) on the inside as you wrap.

When you are ready to add your next color, tie a tight double knot next to were you left off with the previous color. Wrap like you did with the first color. Keep the other hemp string tucked behind.

Alternate the colors as much or little as you like....tucking the
previous color as you go

When you reach the end, double knot the cord and cut the loose end.


Since you cant have just ONE bangle..I made two :)

30 comments:

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

These are really nice looking! I typically don't wear bangles because the clanking noise drives me nuts so since these are wrapped I am loving them even more. Bonus point for not requiring alot of supplies as well!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Ooooh! Lovely!
Jo-Anna

Lindsay said...

This is adorable :)

swellmayde said...

you are one crafty mama!! too cute!! and yeah, such a bummer that comments were closed for 2 days... then all deleted. it's alright though... i just wish i could have responded to everyone beforehand :(

take care, aimee

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Stephanie said...

Great job - how do we all end up with all those bangles?? - but this is a great transformation!

-Stephanie

Courtney B said...

So cute and SO simple!! Thank you for posting... I love them!

The Gunny Sack said...

Very cute! My daughter would love making these! Thanks for all your supportive comments...it's so nice to know that someone is out there reading!!! :)

The Gunny Sack said...

Oh, and BTW, I am now your newest follower :)

Stephanie said...

Wow the possibilities and colors are endless Lindsay. Great idea! You could even add a rhinestone on top of them here and there to give it a different look. So cre8tive you are :)

Mindy said...

So cute!

Mongs said...

wow so simple yet creative. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my blog. Following you back !

love!mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

S and O said...

Hahaha cool :)
Those are adorable such a neat idea!
xoxo
Olivia

www.StarHughes.com said...

I love these!!! I too have way too many plain bangles that could definitely use a makeover. Can't wait to spruce them up this summer!

PS these are such great instructions and pictures! So helpful! :)

birdie to be said...

I love these. Theyre adorable and so easy. Thanks for the instructions.

www.birdietobe.blogspot.com

cb said...

way to go! this is awesome! i have tons of bangles i dont wear anymore and this could be the ticket to spicing them up! thanks for sharing!

xo,
cb

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Lindsay! I'm awarding you with the Versatile Blog Award. You can learn more about it here http://delightfullynoted.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

Emily said...

Cute!

Sharstin said...

Just found your blog, love!! The bangles are super cute:)

chelsea lee said...

these look awesome! I'm totally inspired to re-make some bangles hanging out in my drawer...adding them to the neverending to-do list!

Mama Wolf said...

Such a wonderful idea! i actually own no bnagles, but I'm sure something out of a hardware store would suffice!

xoxo mama wolf

Thendral said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! BTW thanks for visiting me.
http://thendralscraft.blogspot.com

Vicki Smith said...

Good idea!

Lexi said...

These are fantastic! They look like they came straight out of a J.Crew catalog.

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

What Sadie Did said...

Ooh I love these!! I made some in a similar way, but with wool or embroidery thread rather than twine. What a great alternative though!

Thanks for your lovely comment about my bracelets too, I can see you know a thing or two about DIY :)

Sadie x
http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

What a fabulous idea! And a great tutorial. I love this project.

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Amy@mad.amyt said...

these are cool! i hate the feel of the metal braclet on my wrist (*hence why i wear my watch over my sweater's!) ... this is a perfect way to get around that ! love it!!!

Angel said...

SO creative! I love love love these =)

Jenny said...

So so cute!!

Grace said...

These look really really nice!

xo Grace
DreamBoating

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