Sunday, May 18, 2008

build-a-brad bracelets

Yeah for beautiful Sunday afternoons!!! We are getting ready to head over to a friends house for dinner. I guess it's really more of an afternoon BBQ...but whatever cuz it means no cooking for me...we were in charge of watermelon, corn on the cob and dessert!! yumm-eee...I can't wait for dinner!
So in the midst of my blog surfing the other day...I ran across this post from Patty...check it out here. Are these not the most creative & cutest things? I am stunned still by what people come up with! (you can see a previous rant here about that) I happened to be heading to Hobby Lobby so I thought I would pick up the few things I needed to attempt this fun little bracelet. I have never made jewelery before and I have to say this was quite easy. It took me about a 30-45 minutes to do. Not bad for a first timer! Although I love the look of this pewter bracelet and it matches my brads so doesn't lay flat like Patty's does. It looks fine on but I want to try one like hers with the pewter and silver. I also didn't add rhinestone brads to mine. I would like to try adding those to the next one as well. I used my Friends & Flowers Scrap Kit for the pieces in the build-a-brad. Once you find the colors or the papers you like...the possibilities are endless. I am going to be offering a class in June to make if your in my area...keep an eye out for more details to come! **ALSO if there are any of you out there who would like one of these darling bracelets I am going to be taking orders for them. You can choose your own colors and it can be made to fit your personality or for whoever you might like to give it to! It would also be very easy to add your own charms to! I will be posting more details about the bracelet and the cost soon. If you are interesed you can email me for more info!
ok...time to go...I have a few more things to get done before the BBQ!
chat at ya later...Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
what's in it?...

accessories...Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit, build-a-brads, chain, jump rings, toggle clasp, jingley charms (something that hangs and makes a little noise)
other...pliers, 1/2 in. circle
punch...a little patience!!


Wanda. said...

You did a fabulous job on it, I LOVE it!!! TFS

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous job! Love the way yours turned out!

Tamara Follett said...

I saw those too. Soooo cute! Yours turned out great! I think I will be making myself one of those in the future :).

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