Ah June. That time of year when the rain comes sporadically and the temperatures refuse to rise and every bit of warm sunshine is just a cruel teaser of what we cannot have in proper abundance.* I’ve given up waiting for the damn weather. As mentioned in my previous post, I’m gonna dress for summer if it kills me. And for summer you need pretty, new, brightly coloured jewelry. Yes you do.
Here’s how to make some for super cheap.
[*True in the Pacific Northwest, at least]
What You’ll Need:
- bangle bracelets (Get them super cheap at the dollar store or from the Sally Ann or other thrift stores.)
- super glue
Putting it all together:
1) If your bracelets have any coverings on them, peel them off. Yeah, that was one uuuuugly dollar store bracelet! Doesn’t matter though – it’ll look entirely different very soon.
2) Put a glob of super glue on the inside of the bracelet.
3) Stick the end of the yarn to the super glue and let it dry. (First though, make sure you’ve got a small enough ball of yarn to fit through the bracelet, otherwise this won’t work!
4) Put more glue on the inside of the bangle, then wrap the yarn around the bracelet, pulling it tight and gluing it as you go. Do this all the way around the bracelet. If the bracelet’s exterior is rounded outward, you may have to wrap the yarn around twice to cover all the gaps. Or you can leave the gaps and let a bit of the original bangle show through.
5) Finish off by gluing the yarn down on the inside of the bracelet. Let it dry, then cut off whatever yarn is left dangling.