To see the full tutorial to show you how to make great bracelets for very little expense visit my blog at Christine's Crafts. It includes a video tutorial too!
Make one to match every outfit and wow all your friends.
Decide on your design and lay it out on your workspace so that you can repeat it easily.
Start feeding the beads onto the end of the wire that has not been bent.
Continue until you have completed your pattern.
Check that you are happy with it and then repeat until you have filled your wire or decided you have enough.
Using the round nose pliers form a circle on the final end of the wire. This will prevent the beads from escaping off either end of the bracelet.
You can make many bracelets and use different beads and different lengths of wire to give different effects. Get creative and match your outfits perfectly!
If you would like to make earrings to match then check out another of my tutorials for drop earrings.
Congratulations on making your bracelet and I hope you enjoy making many more and wearing them wherever you go.
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Today I am sharing how to style a flowy skirt. I bought this Boho Floral Print Elastic High Waist Pleated A Line Midi Skirt on Amazon! I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it is!The soft pink floral print is lightweight 65% polyester and 35% Rayon.It is flowy and feels good on your skin and it has pockets!The best part is it is under $35!
I love a good DIY project, and these ombre dyed flannel shirts are the perfect way to modernize boring flannel shirts. I would recommend going to a thrift store and buying a bunch of flannel shirts. There's no way to anticipate what's going to happen when you bleach them, so if you have a few, it's not like all of your hope is on one shirt, and it gives you some room to experiment and be creative. Let's get started!
I’m going to show you how to make this fresh and flowy DIY summer dress with a stunning open back. This DIY summer dress tutorial is perfect for beginners, and you don’t need a DIY summer dress pattern for this, just some measuring tape to measure different areas of your body. Simple, huh? So without further ado, let’s get the show rolling and make a DIY summer dress together!
Hi Creative Mamas! I am so happy to be sharing this very special way to upcycle old jeans into a tote bag. I recently taught an upcycling workshop and we all had such fun! Upcycling your old clothes into useful and valuable items is a game changer. It allows you to save a lot of money and it’s a great way to make gifts for your friends and family.
I’m all about a challenge and had the idea to give you the reins of when to wear a belt. I feel like belts are under appreciated accessories. Yet not everyone embraces this small piece of fun!! So what about I showcase both options, and give the pro and con of each? Then you can make the decision of when to wear a belt and which version you prefer.Because style is very subjective and I like to remind us that since we are all so DIFFERENT, there shouldn’t be a right or wrong.I've also included an example in my blog post of a functional time when I would definitely always wear a belt.
DIY Fringe Halter Top From a T-Shirt (Easy Sewing)If you haven't noticed yet, I love a good halter top. I also love to transform basic t-shirts, and this project covers both! Here are some simple steps to upcycle a t-shirt into a fringe halter top with some easy sewing. Be sure to connect with me on Instagram for more ideas and fun behind the scenes posts.Gather Materials:What you'll need:Oversized t-shirtSewing pins (or sewing clips) Fabric scissors Sewing machineI may receive a commission for purchases made through product affiliate links in this post.Step 1: Cut Base & StrapsPlace a tube top or tank top on top of the oversized t-shirt to use as a pattern and cut slightly larger for seam allowance. Then cut two straps for the halter top. Be sure to leave enough material at the bottom for the fringe!
Hello from soggy Colorado, Our state has been getting a lot of rain here for the last couple of weeks. I am doing my best to appreciate the upside of getting all this moisture. For example, I do not need to water my plants or my grass very much. Everything is very green during this time of year. Colorado is a pretty dry state so we need all the rain and snow that we can get. But still, I am eagerly awaiting the sunshine. We are pretty spoiled in this state as far as sunshine goes. There are mostly sunny days. But maybe that makes us or me anyway more prone to miss the sun when it is gone. However, sunny days are just around the corner. Soon I will be lamenting my wilting and thirsty foliage because, even though I like to think of myself as a “glass-half-full-person.” I do still notice the empty half, way too often. Anyhow, with all this rain, a lot of the outdoor projects have been suspended. This has given me some time to evaluate my closet. Unfortunately, my wardrobe isn’t what anyone would consider fashionable. See what I mean there is that “glass-half-empty” attitude showing. But on the “glass-half-full side,” there is plenty of opportunity for improvement. 🙂 So Let’s Begin For today’s project I selected a knit dress. It is sort of floppy and sloppy and really comfortable.
Maxi dresses and skirts are one of my favorite things to wear. They are comfy as pajamas but still look elegant. You can take a nap in one or throw on some fancy earrings and go out. One thing is for sure though, I love my maxis so much more when they have pockets! Keep reading to see how you can alter almost any pattern to make a cute Pocket Maxi Dress.Patterns
I wanted to participate in or during the month of May. I thought I should be able to create several outfits, and I quickly realized that I underestimated my schedule or how busy I will get just before the end of the school year. I finally found the time to sew one dress for this month!
Get in on all the latest fashion trends. We’ve found your newest summer staples with great quality and style that won’t break the bank.Retro Round Sunglasses
Today’s project was inspired by something I saw my sister wearing on vacation. We’re going to be making DIY barefoot sandals, which are essentially just the top of a sandal without the sole. You can make a cute pair to wear for a weekend at the shore, or an elegant pair that could be perfect for a beach wedding. This is a super quick and easy project, and your final result will be a couple of really cool and unique pieces of jewelry. So let’s get started.
If you want the look of stylish Tory Burch slides but don’t want to break the bank, you’ve come to the right place! I challenged myself to recreate the classic Tory Burch Love slides in an easy and affordable way, and here is the result. I hope you enjoy making these cute slides as much as I did!
Refashioning is fun and easy, and today I’m going to show you a simple tutorial for how to sew a bell-sleeve dress that you will love to wear out of old clothes that have seen better days. Follow along with this bell-sleeve dress tutorial, and enjoy the fabulous results.
Today I’m going to be refashioning an old skirt of mine. I made a gold sequined miniskirt a while back, but the zipper came off, and the truth is, I’m not so into the skirt anymore, so I decided it was time to give it a new life and a new purpose. So follow along as I show you how to sew a drawstring bag from a miniskirt.
Looking to take your sewing skills to the next level? If you’re a more advanced sewist, this is a perfect DIY for you. Learn how to make an elegant and stylish summer dress full of fabulous feminine detail. I adjusted a romper pattern to create a stunning dress. Check it out!
In this style guide, I'm going to show you how you can wear a scarf in multiple ways and with different outfits. We're going to start by looking at how you can wear a scarf as a top. Wearing a scarf this way isn't such an obvious choice because scarves are usually regarded as fashion accessories, but, as you will see, it totally works.
Got a couple of trousers that are feeling a bit too snug for comfort?
It's wedding season!!💒 Do you have a wedding or other big event coming up?? Weddings are my favorite events to get dressed for because I love getting fancy!! It's also a great day to celebrate love and of course I can never turn down a date night with my hubby. Did you know that Abercrombie has the most gorgeous wedding guest or event dresses? Minis, Maxis, or Mid-axis - they've got ALL the options!!My hubby and I attended the most beautiful oceanfront wedding last summer in Florida and I chose a dress from this line. When I saw it online, I knew it was my dream dress - a lightweight yellow floral maxi dress with cute tie straps and a slit - sweet but a little bit sexy. I ordered my regular size and it was love at first try-on - the perfect dress for a beach wedding. I paired this dress with a neutral gold threaded clutch from Stella & Dot, a beige hand-embroidered wrap, simple accessories, and my favorite white and acrylic sandals (except for when I was frolicking in the waves).
Why not add some color to your life with a tie-dye hoodie? Add a beautiful touch of magic with some bright colors to this easy tie-dye hoodie. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how quickly and exciting it is to make a tie-dye hoodie. The best part is that you can choose your own colors and patterns to make it unique and fabulous. I'll be using a white hoodie so that the colors really stand out, but feel free to use any light-colored hoodie you may have on hand. So, grab your dye and hoodie, and let me show you how to make this fun, basic tie-dye hoodie!
May the fourth be with you! In honor of Star Wars Day, I'm sharing a DIY no-sew t-shirt update that is simple to create, no experience required! Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, you can recreate this DIY no-sew t-shirt with any t-shirt you want. You don't need many materials either, just a t-shirt and a trusted pair of scissors.
So I went to the thrift store the other day and found a whole bunch of clothing. Honestly, the whole trip is a bit of a blur, but one thing I clearly remember is finding this fantastic pink denim midi skirt, that I very much want to turn into a mini skirt. I know I’m going to screw this up somehow, but the good news is you, dear reader, are going to learn from my mistakes. So if you would like to follow along as I attempt to make a DIY mini skirt, keep reading!
Want a formidable ensemble for your next outfit? Get the wow-factor you are looking for with this lovely crop top, and wide leg pants look! In this wide leg pants tutorial, I am going to show you how to make this outfit from scratch, and even if you’re a beginner, you’ll still be able to sew wide leg pants and a crop top like a pro! All you have to do is follow my easy step-by-step guide.
A little while ago my mom gave me this gorgeous dress because she knew I would love the pattern. But, unfortunately, it just doesn’t fit. I knew I wanted to do something with the fabric, but I didn’t know what until recently. So, after scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon this basic summer dress and knew I had to make it!
Styling one dress, different ways depending on the occasion makes sense. With this idea you create a much bigger wardrobe. Even though a dress is thought of as a dressy item, I’m showing 5 different ways to wear this one floral dress.I've listed 4 of the ways to wear this same dress below, and make sure to visit the blog post for another way!
My favorite go to in the summer is a cute maxi dress. Add in cute floral print and you have me sold! I find Maxi dresses can be so underrated, for a chic look or a cute casual attire in the summer. So, I am always looking for cute pieces to add with it depending on what my outing may be… or the look I am going for. I Have styled this cute H&M dress with cute accessories to piece this look together with different accessories. 💐💐🧋
When I was 16, and told my mom I wanted to sew, she pulled her sewing machine out from its deep dark hiding place and put it in my room. That machine was gifted to her by my Grandma, and even with the best intentions, it was left unused for years. When it was my turn to give it a go, it didn’t have a manual and I blindly learned to use this little machine. I sewed on it for 9 years before deciding I needed to upgrade to a machine that could handle more. When researching new machines, the only requirement I had was that it be a Janome. I had sewn on Singer and Brother but never felt as comfortable as when I sit behind my Janome.Last year, my boyfriend bought me my current machine, HD 3000 after quite a bit of research. And this past spring, my mom bought me my first serger, a Janome of course. To say Janome is my favorite machine brand is an understatement, and maybe I’m a little biased, but what I’ve gotten from this company, in terms of a reliable piece of equipment, is just incredible.A few months ago, I was contacted by Janome to test and review one of their new embroidery machines. To be asked to review was just crazy. Here I am, a little sewing blogger- a girl with a Janome in her apartment making bags and garments and I’m fan-girling over the fact that the company even noticed me. This sounded like an amazing opportunity and I had to say yes. So I give to you, my completely honest review of the new Janome Skyline S9.The ReviewWhen the Skyline S9 arrived, I was overwhelmed. This machine comes with everything you can possibly need to successfully embroider right away (Just add fabric and thread!). I know some machines require you to buy extra hoops or feet, but it’s all in the box! The instruction book is beautiful and it hasn’t left my side since getting the machine. The S9 is also a very solid machine. It has quite a bit of weight but that’s what you want, not some flimsy machine that feels like it’s going to break down.
With the weather getting warmer we will soon, if you haven't already, be able to pull out the sandals and wear them for the next few months. I have found three pairs of sandals from Target that are my summer staples and I am excited to share them with you!