Blogger Challenge: thanks, I made it

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Erin Pruckno lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches by day and crafts by night. Her site, Thanks, I Made It, is a DIY style blog for encouraging creativity, sharing inspiration, and enjoying being able to say, “Thanks, I made it!” There you’ll find do-it-yourself projects that range from the super simple to more complex, while learning crafty skills and how to get designer looks with less money and more personality.

PROJECT ONE:

Materials

10 inches acrylic chain
22 inches of 12 mm gold chain
Clip
2 large jump rings and pliers (not pictured)

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Steps

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  1. Weave the gold chain in and out of the links of the acrylic chain, leaving an equal amount of gold chain on either end of the acrylic chain.erin-diy-1.3
  2. Attach the gold chain to the last link of the acrylic chain with a jump ring.erin-diy-1.5
  3. Add the clip to the ends of the metal chain.

 

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PROJECT TWO:

Materials:

Gold bolo cord
2 barrel cord ends
Jump rings and clasp
Super glue
Scissors

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Steps

  1. Cut the cord into two 8 inch pieces.erin-diy-2.2
  2. Loop the cords together in a square knot.erin-diy-2.3
  3. Measure the cords to fit around your wrist, and trim the ends.erin-diy-2.4
  4. Put a drop of glue in one of the cord ends, and press the ends of the cord into the cord end.erin-diy-2.5
  5. Repeat on the other end.erin-diy-2.6
  6. Once the glue has dried, add the jump rinds to each end and clasp.

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PROJECT THREE:

Materials:

18 inches braided trim
6 inches pink ribbon
5 inches elastic
Needle and thread
Scissors

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Steps

  1. Sew the end of elastic to the braided trim.erin-diy-3.2
  2. Wrap the pink ribbon around where the trim and elastic meet, and sew in place.erin-diy-3.3
  3. Repeat with the other end of the elastic and trim.

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Final Headband

 

9 comments on “Blogger Challenge: thanks, I made it

  1. Zane says:

    Hey hunny!

    I have given you The Versatile Blogger Award! Both you and your blog have inspired me to be the blogger I am today!

    Please see my blog post for the information about the award!

    http://mylifemyblogzane.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/and-the-award-goes-to/

  2. smartnsnazzy says:

    I love how in sync we were with some of our projects! Great job, i love how well yours came out! xo ~ Lia

  3. vjuliet says:

    I love Erin’s blog! and all these projects are awesome, I’m obsessed with the necklace ;D

    Julieta

  4. ganderson91 says:

    really love the necklace!

  5. oresomejewellery says:

    some great idea! love it!

  6. Julita says:

    These ideas are simply great and so easy to re-do! :) Here is my recent DIY post, maybe you will like it :)http://julitastefashion.blogspot.de/2013/08/diy-bracelet-out-of-old-belt.html

    Best wishes!

  7. carlyjcais says:

    Love your knotted bracelet, Erin! Such a great idea:-)
    xo
    Carly

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