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This ribbon in shocking bougainvillea pink is ready to head anywhere this spring. We're pretty obsessed with these vintage brass bangles. The For the Makers trifecta of vintage, subtle sparkle, and a pop of color is in effect here. Layer it with a stack of metal bangles or wear it on it's own with an extra feminine bow.

Tools

  • scissors
  • jewelry clippers (or just a pair of old scissors if you'd like)

Materials

  • rhinestone chain
  • magenta ribbon
  • vintage brass bangle
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Gather your materials, a pair of scissors, and jewelry clippers. If you don’t have a pair of jewelry clippers a pair of old scissors will work as well.

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Before you begin wrapping the ribbon, reserve about a foot for tying a bow a bit later.

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Tie a very loose knot around the bangle.

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Slide the rhinestone chain into the channel in the bangle and tighten the knot so that it’s right in between the first and second stones.

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Holding the reserved ribbon and the rhinestone chain with one hand begin wrapping the ribbon around the bangle. You’re goal here is to cover as much of the interior of the bangle with the ribbon without obscuring the crystal stones. Scrunch the ribbon into the open space as you pull it away from you.

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Flatten the ribbon as you pull it towards you.

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Wrap your way around the entire bangle, securing the crystal chain to the bangle.

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Once you’ve made it all the way around the bangle snip any excess chain.

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Cover any remaining brass bangle showing.

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Tie the remaining ribbon and the foot of reserved ribbon in a tight knot.

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For an added touch of romance tie a small bow.

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Trim any excess ribbon.

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Style with a few vintage bracelets and crystal details.

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staciegrissom

over 4 years ago

This is so beautiful! Can't wait to get my box. <3

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sirenstitches

over 4 years ago

I can already tell I am going to want to make more of these! Where would one find brass bangles like the one in the kit?

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ForTheMakers

over 4 years ago

@Sirenstitches ours is a vintage bangle and we swiped all of our suppliers stock. Email us and we can provide some similar items available! accounts AT forthemakers DOT com

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jgranger330

over 4 years ago

Fun to make and gorgeous to wear! Love it!

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Carly

over 4 years ago

I really like this project. Pretty, and pretty easy!

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Patlynn167

over 4 years ago

It's beautiful, fun and easy. Too small though. I wear a 7" braclet and couldn't get this over my hand. :(

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Rekhmina

about 4 years ago

My bangle turned out beautiful! Such an easy project and it looks so expensive.

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Rekhmina

about 4 years ago

I want to create a collection of these in every color. I'm so in love with the rhinestone chain!

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jackaay25

over 4 years ago

The bracelet was also too small to fit over my hand so I had some help, from strong hands, gently compress the bracelet until it was mildly oval shaped. I can get it on and off with no problem now!

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Alessandra76

over 4 years ago

It's beautiful and I cant wait to wear it to work tomorrow :0)

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ForTheMakers

over 4 years ago

Great tip @Jackaay25. Thanks for sharing that!

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ForTheMakers

over 4 years ago

@Alessandra76 we would love to see how you style it for work! #firstbloom #forthemakers

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abatubi

over 4 years ago

This bracelet is perfect!!!! Loved this project!!!

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spuffy

over 4 years ago

I love this. It's definitely my favorite of this box. I want to make it in several different colors.

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nnofeargrl

over 4 years ago

Loved this project and the product was adorable. I am definitely going to make more of these in other colors in the future!

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ngogo

over 4 years ago

I love the colour and sparkle of the crystals. My favourite item of the box.

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MickeyBell

about 4 years ago

Is it crazy that Im in love with a piece of jewelry? I love it and wanna make more of them.

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EliseNicole

about 4 years ago

This bangle is really cute and this project was fun to do. My only suggestion is to singe the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray.

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Kimberly

about 4 years ago

LOVE this bracelet! Wish I could make one in every color.

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EmeryLiz

about 4 years ago

Love this bracelet! I want to make more in all sorts of colors!!

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twinklebug118

about 4 years ago

VERY cute design. The bracelet was unfortunately too small for my hand to fit through. I tried to squeeze the bangle into an oval, like mentioned below, but it wouldn't budge. I have decided that it would make a lovely "just because" gift for my friend who is getting married soon. She loves pink and princess-y things...this is PERFECT for her.

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MonkeyPigRanch

about 4 years ago

I would just love to get more of those bracelet blanks! Pretty please consider selling them :)

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Gwen

about 4 years ago

This is such a beautiful bracelet. The bangle is a bit larger than I normally wear, so please don't think this size is too small based on the other comments! I'd love to see more like this.

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briannewill

over 3 years ago

Adore this bracelet! Quick, gratifying project and a really, really cute piece!

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dramameg02

almost 3 years ago

I saved up my Birchbox points and got this from Birchbox. I love this project but I'm sad to say my ribbon is too short. After my second try I did get the ribbon all the way around the bangle, but no pretty bow for me. :(

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ForTheMakers

almost 3 years ago

@DRAMAMEG02 we'd be happy to send you another longer ribbon! Shoot us an email with your address here: accounts@forthemakers.com