Saturday, April 16, 2011

Refashioning a Bangle Bracelet

Hey, remember those friendship bracelets everyone used to make?  My BFF and neighbor at the time used to buy tons of colorful embroidery floss, arrange it in one of those plastic translucent containers with dividers, then tape the ends of our selected floss to a dresser or desk and start weaving away with the windows open and probably something like Spice Girls or Ace of Base on the CD player.

I immediately got nostalgic when I saw the DIY Flossy Bangle project posted by Jessica of What I Wore.  Apparently, many others did, too, based on what I read from the comments on her post.

I mention Jessica kind of often on this blog, and that's because she's kind of my style blog hero.  I think most bloggers have someone that they look up to in their genre, yes?  So it's not that weird...  And Jessica is the big time, so I'm not too worried about her reading this.  And if she does, hopefully she'd be flattered!

Aaaanyway...I digress. 

Whenever I wear this green bangle, I end up with a rash on my arm.  I've even tried to Scotch tape the inside of it, but then the ends of the tape feel scratchy.  I was excited to hit up the craft store, get back to my friendship bracelet weaving roots, and give this a try.  I won't post all the instructions because you can click the link for those, but here are the before and after shots.



I had to use some pink because I ran out of black (use three skeins of black).

How it looks on


  1. Holy crackers, that's fantastic. I didn't see that post of Jessica's, but I'm going right over to take a look and make one of my own. Yours looks fabulous - how long did it take?

  2. Gracey - It took me about 3 hours, but I took breaks for dinner and to put the baby to bed in between. So I would say no more than 2 hours of actual work.

    Candace - I used this tutorial from What I Wore, which was really easy to follow.

    The most frustrating part was probably getting the strings all lined up initially and trying to get them to stay that way while taping them to the bracelet.

  3. That is a super cute bracelet! I like the colors you picked.

  4. Thanks! I'm excited to actually find an outfit to wear it with, but I think I'll have to wait until it warms up a little when I'm not wearing long sleeves every day.