Make and Share: Bright Banglescomments (4) June 16th, 2008
Some of the hottest accessories on the market this season are bangle bracelets wrapped with yarn or thread in bright, shiny, punch-colored hues and subdued earthy tones bursting with texture. The good news is that these coveted bangles are super-easy to make, and the process is super-creative. All you need to do is pick out some fun ribbon, trim, yarn, or embroidery thread, choose a design, and then wrap away.
You can keep it simply chic with one material in a solid color, or get creative with bold combinations and using various twisting, knotting, and wrapping methods.
Twist, braid, or knot a cuff cover
The first step is to chose a design. You can use any kind of yarn, trim, or ribbon that strikes your fancy - in any combination you like. You can wrap it plain, knot it, knit it, or twist it for enviable results.
Wrap it up
Once you've got your design picked out, it's time to wrap your fabric around the bangle.
Tip! Wrap Savvy: Pulling long strands through the bangle as your wrapping can be a tedious task. To simplify, wrap the strand around your hand to create a "ball" of yarn that can be easily worked around the bangle.
1. Dot a line of glue inside the bangle. Hold the fabric tail (yarn, ribbon, or trim) in the glue for a few seconds to bond them. You'll need about 3 yards of thread or yarn. The length required depends on the size of the bangle and the weight of the yarn.
2. Wrap your yarn or trim around the bangle. If you run short, simply cut more yarn or trim, and glue it inside the bangle as you did the previous length of fabric. Wrap the bangle, keeping the strand taut as you go.
3. At the end, add a few drops of glue to the bangle. Hold the last wrap in the glue for a few seconds to secure it.
Supplies & Sources
-Embroidery floss, yarn, or trim (Any craft, yarn or trim shop)
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