DIY Summer Jewelry | Leather Wrapped Bracelets

DIY Fashion - Summer Jewelry - Leather Wrapped Bracelets
Inspirational images | Links to tutorials below
Summer is a great time to show off jewelry especially when you stack several wrap bracelets together.
Create your own arm party with all the different ideas for leather wrapped bracelets.
Whether you like a lot of bling or something a little more subtle, there are all kinds of different tutorials for you to try.
All these lovely styles can be worked up quickly, great for gift giving.
Leather lacing is readily available in all kinds of colors, but I thought it was fun to show this spring's trendy pastel shades.
My personal favorite is the golden beads wrapped several times with pale blush leather.
Beaded trims by the yard are also readily available in craft stores in beautiful colors.
Be sure to check out all the different ways to wrap up your jewelry to wear this summer.

Wrapped rhinestone trim | complete tutorial available here
X's, spiral and double edged wrap| complete tutorials available here
Single wrap | complete tutorial available here
Wrapped pastel bead trim | complete tutorial available here
Stamped metal message | complete tutorial available here
Embroidery floss tutorial | Pinterest
Pandora style wrapped bracelet | Pinterest
Video Tutorial | Easy Wrap Bracelet
Video Tutorial | Triple Wrapped Bracelet
Video Tutorial | Layered Wrap Bracelet
Video Tutorial | Infinity Knot Bracelet
Click on either image below featuring past posts with tutorial on bracelets!
Happy DIYing!


Needlecrafts - Knit, Crochet - Cold Shoulder trend

Needlecrafts - Knit,Crochet-Cold Shoulder
All images above | style.com and pinterest
Every woman young or old, at least all the ones I've ever encountered and spoken to has some part(s) of their body they are not comfortable exposing. My problem area or at least in my mind has always been my upper arms, right back to my younger days. Cap, elbow length or short sleeves are pretty much what I wear, although sleeveless under shrugs has been my uniform of late. Of course the runway fashion, can appear a little over the top, but really even those are watered down when sold to different boutiques and department stores. Trends are for inspiring and usually trickle down to wearable styles, but the sizzle of the runway is so much fun. This is why the "Cold Shoulder" trend makes so much sense. The upper arm is covered but the peek-a-boo opening in the seam can be sexy or at least feminine. Please be sure to see the free patterns after the jump, knit and crochet patterns, basic "T" shapes with shoulder seams. The lacy knit pattern takes care of two trends- open shoulders and lace effects. The crochet pattern is striped, another spring trend. These are basic shapes if you eliminate the patterning and decide to work with a solid color or color block. Also, think of this as a stash buster, the back worked in one color and the front divided into two or even three colorways. Have fun thinking up ways to design your own spring fashion....the basics are there for you to experiment with.
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Needlecrafts - Knit, Cables in a Twist

Needlecrafts - Knit-Cables in a Twist
Pitti Filati 2016-17 Trend Report | weconnectfashion.com
As you can see from the inspiration images, there's a new twist on working cables, literally.
The Pitti Filati is the main international event for the knitting yarn industry, a research lab and an observatory on global lifestyle trends. This industry trade show held in Florence, Italy occurs twice a year giving directional ideas for innovative yarn fabrics, stitches and yarns for knitwear.
Designers in both the hand knitting and machine knitting industry need to have a pulse on what innovations are being presented.
The forecast page illustrates how to give a modern twist to cables. Knitted i cords in contrast colors can be threaded through the holes created when working cables, knotting around cables creating a more dimensional, tactile fabric.
Several designers have used this idea creatively in designs for their Fall and Winter 2016/17 collections.
Simple cable designs can be given a whole new look by using some of these methods.
Practise with a good size swatch to see what works and perfect your cabling skills.
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Happy Knitting!