I was really inspired by this bracelet I saw in October’s edition of Vogue. It was not only heavily layered, but it had small flyaway pieces. I love loud jewelry like this.
Then I realized how many random pieces of jewelry I have laying around. I decided to try my hand at my own piece.
Get a piece of flesh-toned fabric, whatever length you need. I made mine about 2.5 inches wide. I sewed it together so the edges would be clean.
The next thing I did was mark where I wanted the pieces to be. Since it would be curved, I knew I wanted larger pieces a the top of my wrist. I used an invisible ink pen and marked the center of the top of my wrist, and where the jewelry needed to stop at the ends to have room for my clasps.
Then start gathering! You could stitch them on or use jewelry wire, but that was way too much for me for a project like this. So I relied on my best friend, hot glue.
Go BIG here!! Don’t skimp. Just layer and fill every space you can. Use old chains, buttons, jewels, buttons, crosses, unmatched earrings, etc…
Here’s my completed piece!!
For a closure, I used snaps. You could use a zipper, eye/hooks, buttons… And in retrospect, I would have added the closure at step 1.
Here’s my bracelet all opened up so you can see each piece. I wore it the other night with black pants, an army green silk tank and just this. It was a great statement piece.
I wore it here with a batwig sleeve top.
Have fun with this one! I’d love to see your own renditions!
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