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Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY: Cobra braid bracelet

You will need, a chain, craft lace (gimp), scissors, pliers, tape, and glue. Wrap the craft lace around your wrist so that it is slightly longer than the circumference of your wrist. Cut the craft lace. Then, using your piece of craft lace measure out another piece that is 8 times the size of the first one. Fold the first piece in half and tape it down on both ends (the folded end and the open end). take the other piece of craft lace and fold that in half as well. take the middle and put it behind the piece that is taped down. Slide it up as close to the folded end as possible. Then, fold one side of the string over top of the taped down string, forming a loop or a "P". Take the string on the other side and pull it over the string making the loop, underneath the taped down string, and through the loop. Repeat this on the other side. Continue this step, alternating in sides. Once you get to about an inch left in the taped down lace, remove the tape. Take the open end and fold it back, creating a loop. Continue knotting, going over all four strands of lace. Tie a knot at the end of the lace and cut off any excess.Take the chain and measure it out so that it is half the length of your wrist. Use the scissors to break the links to separate the piece you want from the rest of your chain. Use the pliers to connect the chin to the loops on either end of the braided lace.

Cobra braid bracelet

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

DIY: Heart sweater

For this project you will need a sweater, a piece of wool felt, scissors, fusible web, an iron, tape, a sharpie, and a large picture of a heart. Start of by getting a picture of a heart of off the internet (there will be a link to a picture at the bottom of this post), and put it into a word document. Make the heart as big as possible, fill up the entire page. then print out your heart. Cut out the inside of the heart so that the out side is intact. Do not cut through the outside of the heart. Dispose of the inside and keep the outside, this will be your stencil. Set that aside for later. Take a piece of the fusible web, remove the sticky part and place it onto your felt sticky side down. Iron the fusible web to the felt, this is what will attach the felt to your sweater. Take the stencil and take it to the felt and your work surface. Use the sharpie to trace the shape of the heart on to the felt, then cut out the heart. Lay out your sweater, remove the paper from the fusible web that you ironed on to the felt, and lay the sticky side of the felt on to your sweater. Iron the heart on to the sweater and your done!

Stay Beautiful! ;D