Tuesday, May 29

Shared Success (DIY)

So I've mentioned that I am quite a fan of arts and crafts and ever since I've gotten way too interested in fashion, I used the skills I've acquired in the past for my personal benefit. Hence, I started making bracelets. Like crazy. A single day of unstoppable enthusiasm would yield 5 or more "creations" (because I make rings too). Depends on how bored I am, really. 

And when I finally felt confident enough about my work, I decided I should make a profit out of these. Sooooo, I showed some of my classmates at school the products I'd be willing to sell. 


They've always been loyal customers when it came to the things I would sell. So when these babies came out, they just did not refuse. ;) And then I made it more of a personal kind of thing by having the bracelets customized down to the very last details. I gave them the option of choosing the color of their chains (silver or gold), how many colors they would want on the bracelet, and for the most fun part, I made them choose their own colors for the cord/s. 

I had a blast making those bracelets for them. It gave me such a satisfied feeling. And now, I would like to share to you guys how I make these beauties. :) ENJOY! 

-by the way, I accept orders and am willing to show other styles for those who are interested ;)-

 You're going to need:
-chain (depends on you and how much you need)
-1 or more colors of cord that's about 4 times the length of your chain
-lobster clasp
-jump ring (you actually just need one)

 Tie a knot on the first link of your chain. Making sure that both sides of the cord are pretty much equal in length.
 Take the first piece of cord on the right and put it through the first link and then pull it out upwards.
 Secure the loop by tugging on it. So....it kinda gets tricky here. Repeat until you only have six link spaces left on your chain. Then do the same on the opposite side.

 Tie both ends together with a square knot. Or whatever... Just tie it hahaha.
 Tie a knot with the other cord on the first link and follow the same steps. Make sure the placements of your loops are uniform. For example, if the green cord gets looped under the blue cord, it stays like that even on the other side. You get what I mean....
 And on the other side.....
 You can tie the knot of the second cord on the link before the first one to avoid confusion. Then tie both cords together. You can do this however you want, just make sure they're together and they stay in place. At this point, you can add some superglue to all the knots you made just to keep them in place. Most especially the first knots made on the first link. 

After doing so,  attach the jump ring on the first link then add the lobster clasp. Then, you may close the jump ring and make sure it's closed tightly so the lobster clasp won't fall off.
So there's your chain bracelet! It is getting to be quite the trend. You can either stack them up or wear with a manly watch like I did. Either way, this is one creative piece of arm candy that fits every style out there! :D


  1. Thanks for sharing Nicole.. Love it! I will try that one.. =)


  2. Thanks for checking it out! :D