January 16, 2012

DIY: Hemp And Beads Bracelet

I first saw this Club Monaco wrap bracelet and I loved it. But I didn't want to spend $35 when I can make my own. These hemp bracelets are pretty much the new friendship bracelets lately, as they're just as easy to make. Because even good things need an update once in a while.

Here are the steps:

1. You will need some hemp, thread, beads and a button. (The hemp should be at least double the length you want your bracelet to be)

2. Fold the hemp in half and knot it. Make sure the hole is just big enough for the button to fit through. Wrap the thread around the hemp about 5 times. Thread your beads on like the picture below.

3. When you get your ideal length, wrap the thread around the hemp 5 times and knot it. Add the button at the end of the hemp.

4. Hide the hemp under the button, knot it, cut it and you are done!

The bracelet cost me less than $5 to make compare to the $35 one I was going to buy. It's great because you never know when you need extra cash... as over the weekend you may have saw me mope on Twitter- sigh, my poor, poor lens and camera.

{Photos taken by dad; Wearing Alexander McQueen scarf as headband and DIY bracelet}