Thursday, April 28, 2011

DIY- Colour Block Bracelet

Firstly, thank you for all your ideas on how to wear the sizzling hot shoes from my last post.  I can't wait to show you what I come up with : )

Now to the DIY- I'm so excited about this post.  This is my first DIY tutorial- inspired by the current bold and brilliant colour block trend, and Proenza Schouler's designs  Hope you like it!  Here's a sneak peak of the final product...
Note: There will be a matching Part 2 very soon!!!

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DIY- HARDWARE & COLOUR BLOCK BRACELET

I started with the (free) purple cord from a shopping bag handle, a Cue bag in this case & found this $4 quirky brass latch at the hardware store. THEN pretty much,with no plan in mind, sat down at my outside table in the sunshine and had a muck around. I'm so pleased with the result : )

 1. Grab your materials!  Some cord, a clasp and whatever coloured cotton you like.
2. Put cord through the solid end of the clasp, cut to the right length for your wrist and start winding a contrasting cotton around, and around, and around.
3. When you get to the end, use a needle to thread the cotton back through the cord to hold in place.   
 
4. Choose a contrasting colour of cotton and at one end wind around, and around and around.
5. Once again use a needle to push the thread through the cord to hold in place.
6. REPEAT- Choose another contrasting colour of cotton and wind around, and around the other end.
7. Voila!! A colour block & Hardware bracelet:



GOOD LUCK!
I would love to hear how you go : )

 
x
Michelle
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86 comments:

  1. Ohh I love love it!!! The colours are gorge. I am going to give it a go and will let you know how it turns out!! :D

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great post! Very interesting! I will definitely try that! Thank you for sharing!

    xoxoxo

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  3. You made it? I love it, it totally looks professional!

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  4. great job!!

    http://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

    xxxx

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  5. guau Michelle!!
    great post...i will try to do them tonight at home!!!
    following you since now
    Nita
    www.intrendswetrust.com

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  6. wonderful!
    http://lovestylemagic.blogspot.com/

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  7. it is adorable, i wish you could make me one lol!! so talented ;)



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  8. OMG, I love it, I love the bracelet, I love the DIY post, you really should make more of it!!! :) and I 'like'd your post on DIVA... How do I actually vote for it...? :S Sorry I happen to realise that i'm getting more and more technologically challanged these days... I have been wanting to post a DIY too... but I haven't had the time, ahhh :( Btw, thanks for your lovely comment!!! xx

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  9. Oh I saw this on another blog and I was going to post it baaaahahaaaaa I am not going to now hahaahaa I'd look like a twat copying you.

    It looks toot sweet lady!

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  10. such a cute DIY i actually just did a post on friendship bracelets youd love xx

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  11. That's so cool! Great idea!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  12. thx for stopping by! i am now a follower! such a great blog!

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  13. That's so pretty!

    xxx
    Mimi

    http://vanillafairytales.blogspot.com/

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  14. how creative and cute! I love it :)

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  15. Great tutorial, i loved this post ;)
    xx
    www.flashingstyle.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow, that's pretty creative!! Great job!!

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  17. Wow, you are so crafty!! Looks beautiful!

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  18. Love this so much!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  19. Gorgeous! I could not make that!

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  20. I've never been willing to make those things but i love them xDD
    It's so nice!

    xxxx

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  21. i'd vote for you in a heartbeat! this is so cool!

    -m.
    die melange

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  22. I'm totally going to vote for you - this is so cute! Great idea and great job! I may have to try it!

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  23. Amazing diy-idea! I think I will try to do this too! ;o) Looks very easy... but with a gorgeous result!

    *From Munich With Love*
    Angie

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  24. wow it's amazing XO Eve

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  25. Great idea! I think I' m gonna try it.

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  26. Voted...xo
    Karen

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  27. such a great diy love it!

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  28. What an adorable and creative bracelet! You`ve inspired me to DIY jewellery! New follower- love your blog :)

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  29. Love your DIY project and i've voted for your entry:-) Good luck! Love your blog!

    Libby:-)

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  30. You made it looks easy & its totally fashionable, a great accessories! <3 <3 Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog ;) Am following you now :D it would be great if you could Follow me too, hugss~

    XoXo

    http://pretzyness.blogspot.com

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  31. wow. I love it! THIS is something I will definitely try...

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  32. This bracelet is absolutely adorable! It looks like something I would go out and purchase at a store. :) I can't believe it was so simple to make. xo

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  33. Absolutely LOVE this! So clever...and really unique.
    Just voted for you...fingers crossed you come up trumps!
    x

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  34. Michelle, this is very cool and great combination of colors!
    I already voted for you!
    Best of luck!

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  35. omg so good! like proenza schouler !! love it!
    xoxo

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  36. sooo proenza schouler, love this! xx

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  37. it's such a wonderful funny idea :D
    love more than ever ur page!

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  38. Hi, Michelle! It was beautiful! I liked the result!
    It looked really cool!
    Xoxo
    www.myfashionview.com

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  39. Wow this is gorgeous! Just liked it :) xo

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  40. Such a great idea!! I would love to see pics of you wearing it!!

    Cheers,
    Karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow this looks interesting! Think I might actually try this out! BTW I like your blog so I followed. Will you follow me as well? Thank you!

    <3 Paulyn

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  42. Oh wow! I love how cool this looks, think I'll be making one, thanks for the weekend idea!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  43. so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. Great idea!
    Thanks for sharing!




    LA

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  45. That is so cool and wasn't hard at all. Good job!!! Very creative!

    xx
    Heel in Mint
    www.heelinmint.blogspot.com

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  46. Wow! Can't believe you made this.. It's sooo nice! :)

    Xx,
    Beatirice
    beatricebalaj.blogspot.com

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  47. Cute idea!! I love D.I.Y.'s!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting :) Hope you can follow and I will follow in return :) I love the interview you did, it's very similar to my reasons for starting a blog just one month ago. I wish you the best of luck in your blogging :)

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.blogspot.com

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  48. Yes I was thinking about some diy..yours turned out great! Following you!

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  49. aw this is so helpful, thank you for sharing with us :)

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  50. such a greeat diy!! definitely going to try it :)

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  51. Amazing! I find it easy to make and the bracelet looks beautiful. Great post.

    xoxo
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  52. OMG I love this!!
    Your blog is amazing!!
    I'm your newest follower and I CAN'T WAIT to read more! :D YAY!

    I hope you check out my blog as well please?
    thegentleflower.blogspot.com

    Love, Katrine :)

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  53. Very cool idea.the colors are pretty :)
    thank you for your nice comment :)
    xoxo
    sammie
    vivalabaditude.blogspot.com

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  54. Amazing DIY!! Will definitely have to try this out myself sometime :) and voting for you!!

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  55. Lol I can't believe it, I made a very similar necklace a few months ago and have been making some to sell at a local craft fair. I knotted the thread around though so you get a knot twist like a friendship bracelet, and changed the thread every 30 knots, so its strippy. Love yours though, the clasp is a great idea!

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  56. I'm so attempting this.. tonight! Fabulous. I will definitely sponsor your plug. Not shameless at all, completely deserving!!!

    Great Blog!

    -Alex
    http://alexgulkingazette.com/

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  57. wow.. fabulous diy! i have to try thisss

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  58. Wow! Your DIY bracelet looks gorgeous. I love it, the colors are beautiful.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog, now following. Lovely blog!

    Have a fabulous Sunday!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  59. it looks so unique
    thank you for the comment

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  60. i really think im going to try this... this is amazing!!!

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  61. We love your casual outfit :)

    Keep visiting the blog!
    http://dreamingreinventingtheworld.blogspot.com

    xoxo, Lauras.

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  62. Oh my word! Absolutely love this! Great little project!

    xo

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  63. This is SO pretty - thanks for posting the tutorial! I can't wait to try it :)

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  64. hmmmm i think i need to give this a go :)

    Haute & Fierce
    xxx

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  65. it is so cici:) Do you know "cici" means in Turkish. So pretty ;) I love this idea,its practicable...

    I would like to see you,
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  66. What a great DIY ! Will try it, Love color blocking ! I voted for you!

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  67. SO awesome! Totally original or creative. I love it!!..I overuse the word "LOVE" but this diy gets a "Love"

    Delighted Momma

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  68. OMIGOSH!!! I LOVE THIS!!! Ok, this is why comments are so awesome. Discovery!! You're kind of amazing :D

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  69. WOW! I love this!!! And the fact that it looks like something even I can do (being a very uncrafty person). Yay! Toally making me one of those :)

    xx Kailee @ www.themannikin.blogspot.com

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  70. Great Blog!! I am obsessed with your style + Hair! xo

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  71. I LOVE your blog... I am still so new to the blog world, you totally inspire me! Ps you have amazing style and I love love your beautiful hair!! xo
    Lacy {your newest follower}

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