3.01.2012

DIY: Ombre Abacus Wrap Bracelets


I have been missing my accessory designing time, so I got out my supplies the other day and crafted away. I will be sharing a few accessory DIY posts in the next few weeks. If you are like me, its hard to find time to do even simple DIY projects. These wrap bracelets take minutes to do, and ANYONE can make them. They would make very fun birthday gifts for friends. (They reminded me of an abacus, hence the name.)

Supplies:
Leather cord in two tones
Silver Beads
(You can find these supplies at Hobby Lobby or MJ Trim)
Total Cost: 5$ Can make up to 8 Bracelets!

Steps:
1.Measure out your cord so it wraps 3-4 times around your wrist with enough to tie a double knot in the back. (This cord is very easy to knot and un-knot on your own.)
2. String along your beads of choice (make sure they fit the cord before you buy!), a couple beads in the center rows for an abacus effect. OR sets of three are a fun look too.
3. Wrap around the wrist and tied ends!

Hope you enjoy!




50 comments:

  1. This is great! A DIY project for me.. I'm too impatient ;)

    Thanks for sharing, Anna.

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  2. gorgeous! wonderful DIY! thanks Anna!

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  3. I love the idea of 2 tones for separate bracelets, very inspiring :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  4. such a lovely idea!!I want do it!

    new outfit on
    Patchwork à Porter

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  5. cute I want to make this now! :)

    xoxo, Jjanga

    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you for your sweet comment on Christine's blog! I adore your blog and am excited to be your newest follower. I love these DIY wrap bracelets- so beautiful! I will def be trying this project out. :)

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  7. these are so cute! great diy!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  8. so so cute!! I think I'll go out and get supplies for this! So simple! I need bracelets and this is a very inexpensive idea! Thanks Anna :)

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  9. these are VERY cute :) i definitely hope to make some of these soon!

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  10. Love these bracelets! What a great DIY project. I so want to make these now!

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  11. So pretty! I may just have to swing by hobby lobby this weekend...

    I'm currently obsessed with ombre items- planning on an ombre bench refinish for my studio sometime soon ;)

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  12. love this Anna! glad you got to make some jewelry...it looks great!

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  13. These look like something you'd find in a store, they'd make perfect birthday gifts! And they're quick and easy, two essentials for me :)

    Thanks for sharing Anna!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  14. Another great jewelry DIY!! There's always enough room to keep feeling my arm up with bracelets!

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  15. I love this bracelet and kind of want to make one tonight! :) Thank you for posting this DIY!!

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  16. Simple perfection. That's what I say...and I love the touch of silver. Makes them shine!

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  17. Great DIY! I have to try this.

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  18. This is so adorable. Love it! I just saw something similar in a store and it was not cheap!

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  19. so cute...love your color aesthetic!

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  20. Awesome! These would be so easy to make and they are really fun accessories. Brilliant ideas Anna!!

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  21. Wow. I'm definitely going to try this out! I truly feel inspired by your great attitude, ingeniuity, and talent each time I visit your blog!

    -Kristen
    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  22. these would make such fun gifts! thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. Oh my....I want these! Adding supplies to the shopping list this weekend:D New to your blog and glad I found your creative space on the web:D

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  24. These are lovely! You are one creative gal!:)

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  25. oh i love these! i have been looking to make some of my own bracelets as well so this is super awesome!!!

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  26. these are too cute! would love them even more in lavender.

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  27. These are spectacular! Loving the color combo you chose!

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  28. Love it. I definitely want to try this. I keep looking for bright jewelry to compliment my brights for spring.

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  29. I love this DIY! I'm always saying I want to do more DIYs but I never have the time, but one like this I could do!!

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  30. Love these! Such a fun DIY! xo Liz

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  31. great diy. ombre anything is the best.

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  32. talk about lack of time ;) love the bracelets - specially the colors!!

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  33. What a fun project Anna - so pretty! Also, your pix came out great. Have a happy and RELAXED weekend with your sweet ones!

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  34. Such a good tutorial, great idea!

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  35. These are fabulous! Well done you :)
    Emma xx

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  36. I can't believe how easy this is to make. And what a beautiful result! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely weekend x

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  37. Just love this simple and fun idea : )

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  38. such a simple diy and so cute! I would do this every color to match my clothes! ha!

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  39. Wow this lather bracelet looks nice and cute Mens bracelets

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  40. These look great! You could also make them with recycled fabric if the bead hole is big enough.

    One question to all: where can I find good beads online, such as these ones above? The crafting stores near me are not stocking as many beads because the market for them isn't great in our area.

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