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April 8, 2012

DIY : Fringe Anklet // Bracelet Cheville à Franges

Whether you’re a hippy or a rock chick, you’re bound to love this simple Fringe Anklet DIY. Fringe anklets look cute, fun and sexy and this one is so easy to make, I would bet my bottom dollar you have all you need at home already. You can wear it bare or dress it up with beads, bolts, ribbons and even feathers if you’re feeling particularly crafty ! Fringes fit in with this year’s aztec craze too : )

Que vous soyez plutôt hippy ou plutôt rock, ce bracelet cheville est certain de vous plaire ! Les bracelets cheville à franges c’est toujours mignon en été et je suis prête à parier que vous avez tout ce dont vous aurez besoin déjà chez vous. Vous pouvez même ajouter des perles, des plumes ou des rubans ! Bonus : Ce bracelet cheville s’inscrit parfaitement dans la tendance aztec du moment.

To make your Fringe Anklet, YOU WILL NEED :

– A piece of fabric, I used an old pair of shorts, but that could have been any piece of jersey cotton. Strands of leather would be a treat if you’re looking to upgrade this DIY. Un tissu de votre choix (vieux tee-shirt, cuir…).

– A pair of scissors. Des ciseaux.

– A piece of elastic. Un morceau d’élastique.

– A needle and some thread. Une aiguille et du fil.

– A few beads of your choice. Des perles de votre choix.

– An ankle. Votre cheville.

Here’s how to do it yourself :

Toi-même tu sais faire :

First of all, make an anklet out of your elastic by cutting a piece the size of your ankle, folding over the ends and sewing them together. Next, cut your fabric into strips (mine measured about 8×1,5cm). You will need to pull on these to make them roll up and look nice and fringy, so give ’em a good tug ! The next step is to loop the strips onto the elastic. Take a strip, fold it in half and have a good look at the above photo, it says it all. Repeat until your anklet is nicely fringed. Add beads by sliding them up the strands of fabric.

Faire un bracelet avec l’élastique. Pour ce faire, couper un morceau d’élastique de la taille de votre cheville et superposer un bout sur l’autre. Les joindre à l’aide de quelques points. Ensuite, coupez votre tissu en lanières pour faire les franges (les miennes faisaient env. 8×1,5cm). Tirez un bon coup sur vos lanières pour les enrouler sur elles-mêmes et faire de jolies franges. Prenez une lanière, pliez la en deux et attachez la à l’élastique comme montré dans la photo ci-dessus. Répétez jusqu’à obtenir une frange bien fournie. Ajoutez vos perles en les glissant sur les morceaux de tissu.

Now all we need is the sun !

xx

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April 6, 2012

DIY Pearl hair piece

Pearls are sprinkled everywhere this year, pretty and precious. Chanel’s inspiring Karl Lagerfeld included a large number of pearls in his S/S 12 fashion shows and often times these were used to embellish the models’ hair-do’s. I will be doing some simple pearl hair-pins for you soon, but after so long off DIYing, I felt like making something a little more creative this time… So, I had a good dig around and sorted through the numerous pearl beads I had stashed away :

Realizing I had many different shapes and forms of pearl beads, I decided to make an elaborate pearl hair piece : )

To make your own Pearl Hair Piece, YOU WILL NEED :

– A selection of pretty pearls

– Some waxed bead thread

– A hair grip

– A bobby pin

– Fabric glue

– A couple of hours’ creativeness

– A calm classical piece of music for extra inspiration

Here goes the tutorial :

First of all, tie your bead thread to the hair grip. You don’t have to use every hole, depending on how large your beads are. Push your beads up the thread, one strand after the other, making them shorter towards the top and slightly longer towards the bottom for extra shape. Tie the other end of the thread to the bobby pin. Double knot. Cut off the remaining thread and use fabric glue or craft glue to glue a few pearls over the top of the grip to hide the holes and knots. There you have it !

And the result :

Hope you like it ! Keep reading,

xx

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