Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Barbie Pearl Bracelets.

The first three are my white Barbie Peal Bracelet designs. I used more of those Rhinestone (Crystal?) Beads and added a pink small glass pearl in between each. They remind me of something Barbie would wear on her night out with Ken in Manhattan. (Haha, dontcha think?) Below is the same style but with Pink Rhinestone / Crystal beads and white glass pearls in between.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Do It Yourself Double Chain Woven Bracelet

Ok, so I created a mini tutorial on how to make a double chain woven bracelet. It's not hard and a great DIY project! It's really inexpensive too, so its the perfect jewelry for someone on a budget with some crafting know how. Stay tuned in the next few days for the completed project blog post!

You need the items in the pic above. Small needle, embroidery thread (or crafting cord, same thing) Two chains (whatever color(s) you choose) and a bobby pin (a safety pin will work fine also). You also need the following items (although not pictured) scissors, closure clasp (for your chain).

Use your bobby pin to hold the last two chain links together. This will make it easier to thread. Start with the second links and begin threading through the chain links. The needle above shows the position for this step. For this particular style make sure you thread through the links that are lined up with each other.

Continue the process until you reach the end. I like to thread it three times through each link. On the third time I cross over the thread into the next link on the bottom "back side" of the chain. I don't sew, but I guess it's the same as a basic stitch when hand sewing something?

Finishing it off. When you reach the end pass the remaining thread, still on the needle, through the back of the bracelet into the last three links. Fasten off. Attach your closure clasps and there you go. You have a cute double chain bracelet.

I know this tutorial would be better if I included more pics, but I wasnt able to. So if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me Sellz[at]SellzCuteThings[dot]com I'll probably add more pictures in the future when I start the next project.

Monday, June 06, 2011

You say Brasil I say Brazil.

Brazilian inspired Woven DIY Bracelet. I wish the embroidery thread / crafting cord I buy came with color names or even numbers so I could tell you which ones I used. Basically, I used a golden yellow, a dark lime green and a few neon royal blues to make this bracelet. I followed the tutorial linked here to weave the braid through the chain. The chain is a silver aluminum chain found in a NYC Bead shop. <3

This is the ultimate grown up Friendship bracelet because of the loose thread at the ends. I didn't give it a clasp because authentic friendship bracelets from when we were younger never had clasps and I wanted to give it that same feel.

My Pink Crystal Rhinestone Bead and Pearl Bracelet

I made this gem for myself. I had only three of this particular hot pink color and decided to use pearls with it on a bracelet to enhance them. I used glass pearls, strung them on black 1mm stretch cord. I did a "double knot" and sealed the knot with a drop of cement glue so it won't come apart.

Great DIY project.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Oh! And one more......for now

Here they are on.

Sry for the grainy Webcam pic lol.

Just Pics!.....and some words....

More Yummy images of all the bracelets I've been making this morning. They are so darn addicting! The color combinations are endless.

All Three I made today.

The above picture: Black chain with My "Girly Tom Boy" Colors. (yes, in my world this is as "boyish" as I get with my own accessories) Bright Purple, Aqua Blue and Lime Green all come together.

This is my absolute FAVORITE one! I love the turquoise, hot pink, purple and gold together. I think I'll wear this straight through the summer, and beyond.

Can't forget to add pink to the collection! I mixed four different shades of pink embroidery thread / crafting cord and attached it to a gold aluminum chain.

Braided Woven Chain Bracelet

I found this Ah-Mazing DIY Tut over on Honestly...WTF. I have lots of embroidery thread that I purchased from Michaels a while ago and was looking for a good project for them and Voila! This one is tons of fun. It's quick and at first its difficult to maneuver braiding the thread through the chain but after two links I got into the groove of it.

*I want to note that its Crucial to keep the threads neat and "combed" through so it doesn't bunch up in the braid.

Friday, June 03, 2011

My New Addiction

Scrapbook *open stock* paper at Michaels serves as my background for these pics.
Close up of what I believe parts of my brain must look like, Bright Sparkly, and attention grabbing lol! 
I am in LOVE with these beads....any color I see them in, I snatch up a set. Unfortunately I don't see them as often as I would like! I don't even know what they are officially called, "crystal beads"? "crystal rhinestone beads"? "rhinestone beads"? "these were SO made for Sellz beads"? If anyone out there in internet land knows what these are called, or where I can buy them in bulk at a great price PLEASE pass the info along to me! I haven't seen them in Blue and would love some in that color. Stay to tuned to the next few weeks when I showcase the jewelry with them, or just head on over to my Etsy Page to see the magic!

P.S. If you live in New York City (or the surrounding area) and need some CUTE adorable, cheap plastic containers you must check out Amazing Savings!! They usually always have dirt cheap containers. I found this heart there for less than one dollar.....did you hear me? LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR! It's acrylic and has a lid AND they came in various sizes.  I have also found small tin know like the Altoid Mint tins...for 19 CENTS!