This one couldn't be simpler. Really, though, I think it's quite elegant. And, in this day and age of oversized everything–it fits right in. In fact, when I made the one in the tutorial (I made the initial gifts for A in a mad frenzy over three insanely crazy nights), I made it to fit me and wore it to a holiday party that night. Good news! Now, A and I will have matching bling.
You can get these jewels at the craft store, in the button section. They come with the holes pre-drilled. When I gave this one to A . . .okay, okay, she actually found mine in my closet last night. She said . . . "mah-mah?? Isn't this miiine??" She got me. I ruined the surprise. She followed that admonition with, "I wish it were blue . . ." Ahh dear, the thankless. Pay-back? Likely. Well, she'll just have to come with me to the craft store next time and buy a jewel to make one herself.
The clasp on this is a simple hook and eye. This bracelet should be snug around your wrist, almost like a wrist watch, so that the jewel doesn't slip to the underside. So, make sure to get a good measure of the recipient's wrist. I double-folded the ribbon at the clasp so that there is room to "let it out" for her when she out-grows it.
If you want more great and easy diy jewelry projects, just click here or on the photo below:
3/8" ribbon (enough to go around wrist +1")
1" jewel with holes
Hook and eye fastener
Time: 10 minutes
Start your thread about 1/2" off- center of the piece of ribbon. You want the jewel centered on the piece of ribbon. The thread should come up in the middle of the thread-width.
Attach the jewel by stitching through the hole multiple times.
Attach the other side, making sure the jewel is centered over the ribbon.
Fold the ribbon over approximately 1/2".
Okay - enough with the super easy stuff! Tomorrow brings something a little more challenging–something that takes a careful touch and a tad more time. Are you up for it?