DIY Free People Wrapped Quartz Bangle

0.diyquartzwrapbangle_introphotoHello again, friends! I just couldn’t wait to share this chic and easy bangle bracelet project with all of you.

diyquartzwrapbangle_inspirationI am always drawn to rough, organic crystals and gemstones rather than perfectly-faceted pieces, and much of the jewelry available at Free People satisfies that sparkle-lust. I fell in love with this Crystal Flame Cuff by Vega Jewelry, but the $258 price tag was much more than I could afford. I realized I could easily make the same kind of look for a steal – hence this project. (And it’s so, so quick to whip up!!) Here’s how I made my newest FAVORITE bracelet:

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DIY Spike-End Bangles: 3 Ways

0.diyspikeendbangle_introLately double-ended spike bangles are trending all over Pinterest and street-style photos: stacked with DIY friendship bracelets, pretty watches, stretchy beaded bracelets, and other metal bangles.  You could spend hundreds of dollars on even just one at Sarah Chloe or CC Skye, for example. But they’re super-easy to DIY, and the results are amazing!  Try your hand at making your own with 3 different versions in these tutorials: (more…)

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Chic Steal: Curtain Rings to Boho Bangles

The other day I was just browsing in my local fabric and notions store, and something in the interior fabrics and curtains section caught my eye.

Yes, this little basket.  Full of wooden and antiqued curtain rings for super-large curtain rods.

Gold, bronze, and bone craquel enamel carved rings, and dark wooden rings.
It was like a basket full of happiness.

Not that I was really looking for curtain rings.  I just had my cheapskate ‘n’ DIY thinking cap on.

These curtain rings are so beautifully unique with the enamel craquelure!  I’ll just remove the eye screws…

And now I have a one-of-a-kind pair of boho bangles!

You can also find large rod curtain rings in flea markets, antique stores, and interior hardware shops, so keep an eye out and your cheapskate cap on…
Though at $2.50 apiece maybe Forever21 is cheaper??
xoxox
Carly

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