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DIY: Cuff Bracelets from Bangles (3 Types)

header-resizedWhat happens when you have bangles and beads lying unused around your house? You make cuff bracelets! And de-clutter at the same time. And end up with some cool new arm candy.

Cuff bracelets are cool. Cuff bracelets from bangles? Cooler ūüėõ

These cuff bracelets are great because they are simple, customizable, and best of all‚ÄĒadjustable without any annoying lobster clasps.

MATERIALS:

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  • Bangles (Thin enough to be cut with cutting pliers and bent; thick enough to stay in¬†bent shape)
  • Beads (with holes big enough to thread through your bangles)
  • Small piece of linked chain (about 1 inch in length)
  • Cutting pliers
  • Glue (depending on where you live, get a strong glue that can stick metal to metal. Please make sure to follow the instructions of your glue of choice)
  • Optional – Clothes pins for drying your cuffs (yup. you’ll see)

TYPES:

1. Subtle Spiral

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STEPS:

ONE. Using your pliers, carefully cut your bangle at one point.

TWO. Pull the two ends apart from each other as shown, so they move to the opposite directions. The distance between the ends really depends on you.

THREE.¬†Thread one bead into one end. Holding¬†the bead right at the end so the edge of the bangle doesn’t jut out, glue the bead in place. Make sure you apply glue onto both holes of the bead.

FOUR.¬†Repeat step three with the other matching bead. Keep aside to dry by hanging it from a clothesline (or any line)¬†using a clothespin, and you’re done!

2. Spaced Out

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STEPS:

ONE. Cut off a portion of your bangle (about a quarter of the whole length. Your choice) with pliers.

TWO & THREE. Bead in one bead into one end of the bangle and glue in place. Repeat with your matching bead on the other end. Again, make sure to apply glue onto both holes of each of your beads to make them more secure!

FOUR. Set aside to dry before wearing,

3. Bangle & chain

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STEPS:

ONE. Cut your bangle at a single point.

TWO.¬†Pull apart the ends in opposite directions till there’s about one inch of space between them.

THREE.¬†Take your chain and thread in the first link into one end of your bangle. Keeping it just at the edge of the bangle, hold it¬†in place so it doesn’t slide off. Now with a generous amount of glue, glue it into place. Set it aside till it is completely dry.

FOUR.¬†Once dry, take the chain and pull it so it’s nice and straight. While still pulling, loop it through the other end of the bangle with whichever link hole ( i dunno what to call them) is closest.

After beading it in, the chain should still have tension and stay nice and tight. Cut off the excess chain with pliers.

Now you can glue this end as well and then let it dry. Voila!

Be careful not to press¬†the ends of the bangle back in or you’ll lose this tension! Even while putting the bracelet on or taking it off you need to keep this in mind if you still want the tension. Cuz you can’t get it back once it’s glued!

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Result!

Guys I hoped you enjoyed this simple¬†tutorial and will try it out for yourselves! I had fun making these and ended up making a few more (or maybe it’s cause I had too many bangles and beads lying around my room?) Remember to tag me on instagram if you make any!

Ciao!

Namrata. ♥

DIY: No-Sew Kimono Cover-Ups (4 Styles)

DIY No-sew kimono cover-upThe “kimono” or the kimono-inspired cover-up (’cause cummon. we all know they’re not real kimonos. The Japanese should take their credit) is such a popular trend these days, and I’ll admit, I’m a fan of it.

You can throw it over almost anything, from the typical bustier and cutoffs, to dresses and maxi skirts, and look just fab. This jacket-cardigan-cape thing can be worn to fit different styles as well, from sophisticated chic to laid back boho. I personally prefer the latter.

I know they come in all types of cuts and sizes, and today I’m gonna share 4 of my ways to get this trend… without sewing!

MATERIALS:

  • Chiffon cloth (about 33″ in length and 13″ in breadth. You could also use a dupatta if you have one! That’s what I did)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

TYPES:

1.

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STEPS:

One. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise.

Two. Tie the meeting corners into a double knot.

Three. Wear! Your hands go into the two holes created after tying.

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2.DIY no-sew kimono cover-up

STEPS:

One. Fold in lengthwise so the top layer ends at about the 2/3rd (imaginary) line.

Two.¬†Tie the two top-layer¬†corners to the edge of the bottom layer at the point where they meet. Make sure to tie¬†small and secure double knots so it’s not bulky.

Three.¬†Wear! You’ll get a nice drapey effect and some extra fabric hanging under each arm, which I love.

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3. DIY no-sew kimono cover-up

STEPS:

One. Lay your fabric flat on the ground and fold in half lengthwise.

Two. Using your measuring tape, find the centre of the length.

Three. Attach a pin to mark the centre. Repeat this a few times so you get a few pins creating a line down the middle of your fabric.

Four. Cut the front flap, I repeat, the front flap only! Start from the bottom and cut a straight line using the pins as your guide. Stop cutting when you reach the fold.

Five. Tie the two bottom left corners that meet into a secure double knot.

Six. Repeat on the other side with the bottom right corners.

Seven.¬†Wear!! (wow, I’m really getting excited)

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4. DIY no-sew kimono cover-up

STEPS:

One. Fold your fabric in half lengthwise and then cut a slit up the middle of your front layer only (as shown).

Two. Lift the two front portions (like in the picture above) till the outer two corners of the front layer are at about the half point of the bottom layer.

Three. Tie the two outer corners of the front layer to the edge of the back layer.

Four.¬†Wear! ūüôā

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Easy ways right?They’re great for when you’re in a kimono emergency and need one asap. Kinda like quick fixes. You’re welcome.

Hope you enjoyed, guys!

Please tag me in your recreations on Instagram! Would love to see them. My insta icon in on the right sidebar of this page. Have fun!

Namrata. ♥