Apr 24, 2012

DIY Wrap Bracelet

There are so many great wrap bracelets out there, but Chan Luu is my fav! 
But for 220 Euros a piece they are a bit pricy!! Well, not to worry because they are suuuper easy to make yourself! it is a bit time consuming depending on how many times you want them to wrap, but so worth it!! When you are done, make a few knots that way you can regulate the size!! go crazy with beads and colors!! 

** updated instructions here**


You tie your thick cotton string and a transparent beading line (or fishing line, whatever you have around) to your button. Make sure that you have two long pieces of cotton string cause they will be your “base”.
Start by adding a bead to the transparent line, loop it around the left one cotton string, then back through your bead. Loop the transparent line around the right cotton string before you add your next bead. This you repeat until you have it as long as you would like your bracelet to be. When you are done you make a knot (making sure to include the transparent line and fasten it securely). Make another knot a bit from the first one, that will let you close your bracelet with the button. If you want to be able to adjust the size keep making knots for at many options as you would like (see the waaay bottom right picture).


** Update: the lengt of the strings I used was 25inch*2 (so 50) for the thick cotton string, and the same for the fish/beading line. **


Hope you are as thrilled by this as me!! (cause this might be my fav DIY in a long time!!) 



51 comments:

  1. oh! i like it. i'm going to try it!
    xx

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  2. Ah I love you, I had just been inspired to make one by another bloggers post and here is a tutorial :D

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  3. Great!! Well done!!! Love the result!
    I have to try it, too!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  4. I love this kind of bracelets. I think Over the past year I've surly made at least 20 of them. In my opinion they also make for great gifts!! Can I ask you where you buy the beads!? Do you order them online?
    xoxo
    Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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    1. I get mine at random bead store! I have yet to get beads online actually, but i have been thinking about trying it! These are from a bead store in trondheim. They are green big seed beads, and gold facetted beads.

      Love K

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  5. You are giving me soo many ideas!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  6. That is absolutely beautiful, very well done! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  7. waow.. thats coool DIY.. cooool!! thank you for the inspiration.. i guess i need to have one.. hehe

    kuti
    http://ishootstyle.blogspot.com

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  8. Vraiment magnifique... je pense que je vais essayer... Le résultat est trop joli.
    Gros bisous

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  9. Hey,

    thank you very much for your comment.
    I´m very impressed with your blog. So much creativity!
    You have a new reader now.

    greetings from germany
    Grete
    www.was-macht-grete.de

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  10. Wao, Super easy & smart..thanks for sharing dear friend :)

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  11. this is great! I definitely have to try this one :)

    xx

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  12. This is really cool. I love the see through beads. Great colors!

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  13. Thank you for your comments on my blog! BTW those are so cute!

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  14. love that DIY! will try it as well!

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  15. gorgeous bracelet, I love your blog! I don't know why I wasn't following before :)

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  16. I'm new at all this, are there any written steps on how to make this bracelet? I love it and would really like to make a few.

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  17. As usual...Amazing! Can't wait to try this!

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  18. Wow fantastic work!

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Giuseppe

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  19. these are actually really stylish!!

    www.trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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  20. wow love this DIY!!! love your blog :)!! wanna follow each other?
    kisses

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  21. I've been meaning to do one of these for a while now with Swarovski Beads. I bought a Pyrite one ages ago (before all the DIY madness) and I love it so much.

    Thanks for the stop by the other day ;)
    xx

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  22. Any idea how long your strings were? Thanks!! Can't wait to get started!

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    1. HI Christy!
      I am so hayyp to hear!! Depending on how many times you want to wrap them. I did 3 times, and they were about 25inch each, so one 50inch string with the button in the center :)

      Have fun

      love K

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    2. the length of the strings is still confusing

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    3. Thank you so much!

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  23. What are the measurements of the two different cords used?

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  24. What are the size of your beads? And the measurements of the cotton cords used?

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  25. Thank You Thank You!!! Athleta has a couple of these on their site and I love them, but don't want to pay for it. I've been trying to figure out exactly how they were made. Appreciate your post so much.

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  26. I love this tutorial. I have been trying and trying to make it. I can not get it to turn out right. Is there anyway you would be able to post more specific instructions? I have waxed cotton string, embroidery thread, and hemp-but none of them seem to work and I am unsure how to loop the transparent string around the cotton string. (if you have time) Thank you!!!

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    1. i made you a brand new post, haha :) I am so sorry I didnt explain it well enough in the first post ;)

      http://www.makeitandfakeit.com/2012/05/better-instructor-moi.html

      love K

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  27. Oh my gosh ... this ir soo pretty !!!

    Gonna try it , thanks a lot ! :)

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  28. I am pinning this on Pinterest. Bet you get lots of coverage there! Awesome tutorial.

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  29. Oh, just saw that Riley Blake (fabrics) pinned this. That group has a huge following! Exciting for you, I think.

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  30. I saw this today on pinterest, went to the store bought the stuff to make it and already have made one!! They are so cute and I love them! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

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  31. Thank you very much for this DIY, I put it on my blog, if you're agree !
    Very, very good idea and instructions !

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  32. Will making this:)


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  33. Awesome! I can't wait to make one! I've been studying one but couldn't quite figure it out. You're pictures make it very do-able! Thanks!

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  34. Awesome! You've made this complicated looking bracelet look quite do-able. Thank you very much!

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  35. E' bellissimo. Esiste un kit per farlo? O se no che tipo di filo si usa???? Grazie infinite

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  36. Do you have a brand of string that you buy, I buy a lot online and I'm not quite sure what you used. Is this like twine or something specific to beading?

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  37. We love it!!!! And it seems that it simple to make!

    Thanks for the tutorial!!!

    A&A. Bitxipitxik
    http://bitxipitxik.blogspot.com.es/

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  38. what type of beading thread you use?

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  39. what type of beading thread you use?

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  40. WoW! these is a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing this DIY!
    Regards for Italy
    Barbara

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  41. Very Nice Products You Have Too Shared On This Blog.I like These One cheap wristbands

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  42. this is a really nice concept of making this wristband i liked when i entered your blog nice work going.. :) cheap wristbands thanks for sharing..

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