Today, hand-maid is experiencing a peculiar eraRenaissance. No, of course, handmade items were valued at all times. However, our recent Soviet past still weighs on us, including a disparaging attitude to handcrafted jewelry, accessories and clothes. And yet, we slowly but surely begin to value the value of what is done by hands, which means that it is exclusive, unique and that's why it is valuable. And today not only teenage girls are fond of making homemade jewelry. By the way, in order to learn how to do, for example, bracelets with their own hands, does not need to have special talents. It's enough that your hands just grow from where you need it. We will offer you interesting ideas. We hope that with our help you can make simple, but interesting and stylish bracelets yourself.
Bracelet made of ribbons and beads
Quite simple, but beautiful braceletsare obtained from strips and cords. Their manufacture is within the power of even novice needlewomen. So try to start with such a straightforward bracelet. For work you will need:
- a narrow satin ribbon;
- large round beads, the diameter which should be approximately the same with the width of the tape;
- Needle and thread in a thin ribbon.
Which color combination do you prefer,never mind. It is important that this combination is harmonious. These bracelets from ribbons and beads, matched to the tone, or from contrasting materials will look equally good. Tape take an arbitrary length, but so that it is enough for a double girth of the wrist and tying a bow. So, we retreat from the edge of the tape to a distance sufficient to tie a bow and begin sewing beads. Beads sewing through the time, leaving a space between them, the width of the beads themselves. Sew them with the usual straight stitch, passing the thread through the holes in the beads, making the bottom stitch on the back of the ribbon and laying the thread along the ribbon. So fill the beads tape at a distance equal to the double girth of the wrist. Now we tighten the thread, collecting the bands in the accordion. Thus, the beads on the bracelet will be next to each other, and they will be separated by a pretty satin fold. Then, near the extreme beads on both sides make strong knots. That's all. Our bracelet is ready! By the way, the manufacture of such a bracelet will not be more difficult, and the result is no less spectacular, if instead of using satin ribbon, use, for example, a crochet-tied striped crochet or woven in the technique of macrame.
Interesting and stylish bracelets with their own handscan be obtained from chains. If you have somewhere overturned out of fashion or worn out chains, try to make them a bracelet. So, for this decoration you will need:
- chain with large links;
- tape in the tone of the lace.
Measure your hand in the wrist and pick upchain, the length of which will be at least twice as large. But the string will need this size, so that the bracelet is free to put on your arm. So, take this lace and begin to thread it in a chain every five or six links. In this case, the chain can be left loosely on the cord, or it can be attached to the cord. Then the decoration will be more voluminous. When the bracelet (a string with a chain attached to it) turns out to be necessary for your wrist length, tighten the cord on both ends with knots. At the nodes we tie the satin ribbons, which then you can fasten the decoration, connecting them with a bow.
Coco style bracelet
Yes, yes, it is "from Chanel" will look like yoursBracelet, which combines both noble pearls, and brutal metal, and a romantic atlas. Its production does not require special skill from you, but the result will satisfy the most demanding taste. To make a bracelet with your own hands, prepare for work:
- artificial pearls (round mother-of-pearl beads);
- chains of different weaving and size (in width);
- a satin ribbon of black color about 1-1.5 cm wide;
- The elastic thread (for example, spandex for beading or usual thin elastic in a thread winding);
- two connecting rings (fittings for making jewelry);
And now the manufacturing process itself. Beads thread on the thread. How many pearls are needed depends on the grip of the wrist, and on the size of the beads themselves. On the bracelet, they usually go from 17 to 25 pieces. Now take one of the chains and pass the end of the string with pearls to its extreme link. Next, measure the length of the chain, equal to the length of the strung pearls, cut the chain, and put the second extreme link on the other end of the string with pearls. Similarly, we put on the ends of the thread with pearls a few more chains. Keep in mind that too many chains will spoil the bracelet. The same chains will look a little dull and not quite "from Chanel". Therefore, choose three or four chains of different weaving, of varying thickness and, perhaps, even of different colors. So, having connected the ends of chains with a thread, we tie this thread with very strong knots from both ends. Now the queue of jewelery rings, which we also tie to the ends of the bracelet. It remains to take a satin ribbon, thread it in rings and tie a pretty bow. That's all! A simple, but very original bracelet in the style of Coco Chanel is ready for us. Yes, do not forget the ends of the ribbon to smelt with a candle or a cigarette lighter. Or just lean them against a heavily heated iron. Then the tape will look neat.
Interesting, albeit very simple, are obtainedbracelets from ... From wooden sticks from ice cream! It's also very easy to make them. By the way, no one will guess that such interesting stylish bracelets are made by themselves. Decorate them can be painted using ordinary gouache or acrylic paints. You can decorate such bracelets with beads, beads and rhinestones, just by putting them on the glue. And you can not decorate at all, and varnish. So, to make such an accessory you will need flat wooden sticks, varnish, paints or other materials for decoration. One stick produces one bracelet. But you can make several pieces at once or prepare them for a reserve in case of a possible marriage. To make the sticks flexible, they must be pre-soaked for a day. They can also boil in boiling water for fifteen minutes. This option is good if you are going to make simple wooden bracelets. The fact is that the wood can darken from hot wet processing. So, we extract the sticks from the water. Now they have become flexible, and we will be able to give them the desired semi-circular shape. To do this, we take a cup or a glass of the appropriate size and put a stick in it, gently bending and shaping the cup wall. That is, the stick should lie horizontally, spreading along the wall of the cup and taking the form of an open circle. In this position, leave the wax to dry. Remove it from the cup is possible only after the wood dries completely. During this time, the wand will become stiff again and retain a semicircular shape. But now you can start painting or decorating with any other materials. By the way, if you paint a bracelet, then it needs to be covered with a varnish in the last place. If you decorate the bracelet with beads, rhinestones or something else, then first coat it, and when the varnish dries, proceed to decorating. Keep in mind that after processing the wood with paints or varnish, the bracelet may slightly straighten. Therefore, the workpiece is desirable to do a little smaller than the size of the future bracelet. Here are some interesting ideas for making bracelets with your own hands. And this is not all the possibilities of this hand-made. You can use many other techniques, but these are topics for a separate conversation. In the meantime, try to implement something from what we told you about. Dare! And all at you will turn out.