Tuesday, February 28, 2012

for the love of creativity: twig bracelets

This week I decided to keep adding to my arm love and make another bracelet. I have seen a few of these twig bracelets before and absolutely adore them. They're so simple but make a statement. Nature and I get along well so I couldn't wait to make these! Plus, I have 2 huge willow trees in my backyard that were begging to donate to my project.


What you'll need:
  • twigs (preferrably thin and fresh because they'll be more pliable) 
  • hot glue gun
  • metallic spray paint (gold, silver, brass, etc)
  • scissors
    Start by bending the twig into a circle and slide on to your wrist. This will make sure you allow enough room to be able to slip it on and off easily. Then overlap your ends and glue. Hold until dry and snip your ends.

    If you have little branches on your twig then wrap them around the circle you just made and glue the ends into place (I left a couple ends stick out for more interest). Give it a shot of spray paint. Allow it to dry completely, flip, and spray paint the other side.

    Like the rings too? Just repeat these steps but measure to fit your finger instead! On one I left the nubs of the branches on. For the other, I just wrapped them together.

    Like always...feel free to Pin It

    Here's an easy step by step:


    Have any DIY or tutorial you'd like to share? Link it up! Crafts, recipes, make-up tutorials, and tips all count! I love seeing your creativity!






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    15 comments:

    1. Those are amazing! You're so creative. :)

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    2. Bracelets and rings are adorable! I've seen some bloggers do this, but really like yours the best. I especially like how the rings turned out! It's refreshing to see delicate rings after large knuckle ring trend.
      Please check out my string knot ring DIY: http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-forget-me-knot-string-ring-dipped.html#comment-form

      xx
      maya

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    3. p.s.
      nice blog, i'm your newest follower!

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    4. Kristina, sorry it's me again... I would like to use one of the photos from this post (the close-up of your bracelets and rings) on my blog with proper credits and the link back to this post. Do I have your permission? Thanks!
      xx
      maya

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      1. Absolutely...thank you for asking :)

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    5. what a great idea! I love these!! I want to try to make some!

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    6. this is incredible, you shud do a giveaway or sell them on etsy!! so beautiful i would wear them for sure
      love a xoxo

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    7. This is fantastic! I've been seeing branch/twig jewelry for a while and have been trying to recreate them via polymer clay with little success. Why didn't I think of this?! I'm going to make a ton of these! Thanks!

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    8. Just pinned this too!! You are so creative!! xo!

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    9. These are simply amazing! What a clever and elegant idea!

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    10. UM WHAT?! This is AMAZING!!!! I'm totally one of those people though that save a whole bunch of DIY's in a 'TO MAKE' folder and never get around to doing them. These are amazing!! How are they holding up? aka: how sturdy are they?

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      1. Hey lady! So far so good! I was worried about the rings but I haven't had any issues. I wore a heavy bangle with one of these any it chipped off a lil paint but after a touch up it was good to go again!

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