Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer sequin bracelets tutorial

I cannot imagine spending summer without beautiful accessories, especially when going to the beach. 
Not that I go there decorated like a Christmas tree, but I like having a single (statement) piece of jewelry like an anklet, or a vibrant bracelet(s). 

So, lately I've noticed that sequin bracelets have come into fashion again (didn't know that they were ever out!) with an Oriental twist. So, I made some for me and Eva.

Here's the how and the what you need:
 1. a) You'll need BIG round (disk) sequins or hexagon ones like the pinks in the picture for a full and dense look. The golden sequins are used as spacers. Unfortunately I couldn't find big golden ones so I used a bit smaller in size. If you can find golden or silver ones to match the size of the other beads, that would be splendid.   
b) an elastic string or thread and
c) a needle

2. Big sequins are easily stackable. Get hold of a dozen, stack them nicely and thread onto the elastic line/ string.

3/4 When you make a nice portion you like, add the gold sequins.

5. Add the next portion of sequins... and so on until you are satisfied with it.

6. When finished beading, tie a knot, cut the elastic a bit longer and hide it by going through the sequins again. 


We like them so much I am sure there will be another batch coming shortly :)


Redfly Classroom said...

I love these Maya! You have some of the greatest ideas ;)

Thanks for sharing at our SImply Create Link Party!!

Pinning this post!


Divya said...

Sequin bracelets!! Havent seen that in a while

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

When I saw the photo on your FB page, I had no idea the bracelets used sequins! These are just beautiful, especially stacked like you are modelling. So pretty!

Maya Kuzman said...

@KJ: Yes, maybe because I absentmindedly wrote beads instead of sequins and that was certainly misleading! Sorry!

Redfly Classroom said...

Hi Maya,

I just wanted to let you know that we loved your bracelets so much we are featuring and pinning them tonight! Thanks for sharing with us!


Unknown said...

What a marvellous idea this is Maya, your colourful bracelets look adorable and have that great summer feel! Let´s just hope summer is here to stay!

Anonymous said...

Dear Maya,
what a great idea! Never thought abuot this.
I do like the 3 colour together. It remembers me to the seaside.
Have a wonderful day

megan {homemade ginger} said...

Super cute! My daughter would LOVE this. I will have to try it with her.

free style creating by Villy said...

I like so much your blog, Maya and your amazing creations!I'm your new follower!
Happy Summer!