Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Midweek DIY: Ribbon Bracelets

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Recently I've had lots of really simple bracelet ideas for DIY posts but not wanting to fill up every Sunday DIY slot for the next few months with bracelets I've decided instead to try introducing an additional DIY feature here during the week. Each post will show a simple picture or video tutorial just like the Sunday posts and today I'm starting off this new Midweek DIY series with this cute ribbon bracelet design, I hope you like it!

To make these bracelets you will need: ribbons, scissors, toggle clasps, flat-nosed pliers, small jump rings & ribbon crimp ends

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Start by cutting your ribbon to size - it's best to measure around your wrist and then add on half an inch or so to allow for the ends to be folded over later

If you want to make sure that the ends of your ribbon don't fray paint on a little clear nail polish before moving on to the next step!

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Next you will need to add a crimp onto each end of the ribbon - to do this fold over the end of your ribbon and slide it into the crimp then close the crimp down tightly using your pliers

If you want to you can add a little glue inside the crimp before clamping it together but this isn't essential

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Now that you have the base of your bracelet its time to add a fastening - I like to use toggle clasps as they are easy to use but also look stylish and come in lots of different designs

Open up a jump ring, add one part of the toggle clasp, hook both onto one of the crimps and use pliers to close up the ring. Repeat these steps for the other end of the bracelet/clasp & you're done!
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As always I'd love to hear from you if you try out this or any other project from my DIY Archives.
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