Yep. I’ve gone visiting at my favorite website to knock off again. . .
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I occasionally like to make things that can be found at Anthropologie.
Ok. A lot.
But their jewelry is like a siren’s call – I can’t resist it.
My latest? Anthropologie calls it the Dutch Wax Collage Cuff.
I call it my cute new bracelet.
Here’s mine . . .
And here is theirs . . .
Isn’t it fun? I love all the colors and textures!
This little cutie is super easy – here’s what you’ll need to create yours:
• Bracelet Cuff
(Mine came from Michael’s – their Industrial Chic line)
• ribbon or fabric for wrapping (my ribbon came from here)
• scraps of fabric for yo-yo’s
• assorted buttons, beads or vintage pins
• rhinestone strand
• glue – I used E-6000 and it worked great!
Start by getting your cuff ready.
The only one I could find had some hardware in the center. I removed that so it had a flat surface.
Begin wrapping your ribbon around the cuff.
Make sure the end is covered so that no raw edges show.
Glue the end down so it is secure.
Continue wrapping and gluing . .
and wrapping and gluing. . . until you reach the other end.
Tuck the ribbon around the end and fold over. Glue the end down.
Cut circles from scrap fabrics for your yo-yo’s. (yes. the dreaded yo-yo’s. The things we do for our knockoffs)
Mine were about 1 1/2″.
To make a yo-yo, fold under the edge on the wrong side of the circle and hand sew a gathering stitch all the way around.
Pull the thread up so that the edges come together in a circle.
Flatten the yo-yo by pushing down the center section.
Knot the thread – now you have a cute little yo-yo.
Repeat 5 more times, until you have 6 small yo-yo’s
Glue the yo-yo’s onto the bracelet. I recommend starting with the center two, then working out for there.
Now glue on your assortment of beads/buttons.
I also used a couple of clip on earrings that were my grandmothers. I removed the backs so they had a flat surface to glue down.
Find a flat spot and wind just a bit of the rhinestone strand around one of the beads. This isn’t necessary but it adds a fun pop of bling. ;)
That’s it! Pretty easy right??
It’s also definitely less expensive than their $38.00 version.
I also made a more neutral version for May’s Follower giveaway – you can see that it is pretty in any color combination!
(All the embellishments on this bracelet are buttons I found at Michael’s and Joann’s)
I love it!! I hope you do too. ;)