Original Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/152840981075897767/
Wrap and stacking bracelets are very popular right now, and once I found this post, I HAD to try it. This was one of my more time consuming projects I have ever done. The site didn’t have very many details written out about supplies or how to properly make the bracelet beyond their pictures. I purchased the larger seed beads in a multi-color pack, cotton thread, some gold beads, fishing wire, and an old button. I am unsure if I wrapped them right or not.
I started the bracelet by wrapping the fishing wire around one side, putting on a bead, then wrapping around the other side and then looping it back through. I realized looping it back through made the bracelet start to curl and bend funny, so I stopped that. I just attempted to follow their pictures, but not sure if I did it right. So Best of luck on that! It turned out pretty well, except after a few hours of attempting to make it wrap 3 times like the pinterest one, I gave up and let it wrap only twice.
I am thinking to look other posts up similar to find the right instructions. Also, probably best to use a clipboard to clip down the top part while your hands work on the bracelet. I am trying that next time!
DIY Jean Shorts with Lace or Studs
Pinterest How to Cut Shorts
Pinterest How to Stud
DIY Shorts with Studs
DIY Shorts with lace
DIY Studded Shorts
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For DIY shorts-I returned from studying abroad in Italy this past May (2012) and was in need of new shorts because I had a little too much pasta and not enough exercise over 4 months! I was pretty broke after Italy took all my money, so I resorted to making my own! (made two pair for under $20 total ) I didn’t have any old pants at home, so I went to my local goodwill and found a pair of Joe’s Jeans (for $5!) and Ralph Lauren Jeans (for $4). I bought the jeans in a size 27 which is one size above my normal jean/shorts size. Definitely recommend buying 1-2 sizes above or it will look terrible being skin tight. I used the steps found on Pinterest and cut my jeans with fabric scissors. I followed the high low approach also so I could wear them high waisted. I also measured the length much longer than I wanted just in case so when I cut the fabric, if I made a mistake, I still could correct it by cutting more later (which is what I did). By following all the steps provided, I got two pairs of amazing shorts. (Once I was done, I decided to add detail with lace and studs…described below)
For Studs/Lace application- I ordered my studs off of Ebay for under $10 with shipping. I ordered 50 studs in silver, and wish I would have just got more for making more! I followed the instructions off of Pinterest and my shorts turned out awesome. The only thing is applying the studs takes much longer than expected. I started with a small triangle on the butt and fixed it another day. I also would have added more studs to the back pocket if I had more studs. As far as the lace pocket on the other jeans, I bought a roll of lace ribbon from Michael’s for a few bucks and hand sewed it on the butt. I wish I would have bought bigger lace though, probably will go back and fix it more. Overall, I LOVE both of these!
Original Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/152840981075356676/
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I just so happened to have all of these items in my closet already, so I attempted the look on my own. My version may be a little cheaper than the pinterest photo. I paired my snakeskin blouse from United Colors of Bennetton (bought in Italy for $15 USD), Urban Outfitters cardigan ($20 on sale a few years ago), jeans from boutique in Rome, Italy (around $25 USD), Betsey Johnson Black Belt from TJ Maxx ($10), designer flats (forgot who, originally $250, bought for $50 from a local boutique).
I got lucky having these items in my closet already, don’t rush out to the store to find items you want just for one outfit. I can guarantee you can find something in your closet to make similar to this look, but in your own style =)
Original pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/152840981074303069/
MY RESULTS: (made this for my sorority little sister!)
Some posts tell you to use a bleach pen, do not do this, it comes out too thick and the bleach spreads the way you don’t want it. Use a paintbrush with bleach for better results. Let it sit over night to really soak in.