Here's the latest bracelet that I've added to my arm! I love it and it couldn't have been an easier project.
Here's what you need:
- Vintage Clip-on Earrings (or any sort of large bead!) - found at thrift stores, rummage sales, Grandma's jewelry box
- Leather Bracelet ($3.99 at JoAnn Stores)
- Hot Glue Gun
I had this small bowl of clip on earrings now for almost a year that my mom had given to me (she's where I get all my thrifty-ness from!). I first started by taking the backs off of all the earrings so that they would lay as flat as possible on the bracelet. Then, I just just hot glued them in place! Voila! A new, one-of-a-kind, vintage bracelet!
I must admit that I wasn't sure how well the earrings would say adhered with the hot glue. I wear the bracelet at least 3 times a week and it takes quite a beating! I'm happy to say that not one has fallen off!
Give it a try! I've seen some really neat large beads carried at local art/craft stores - any bead will work!
Here's mine along with all my other favs!
pictured top to bottom: vintage bracelet (me!), rhinestone bracelet (gift from a friend), Orange bracelet (me!), braided bracelet with my kids' initials (JessicaNDesigns)
Don't forget - you can still get 20% off EVERYTHING in the shop until 7/15. Code: FBFAN at checkout.