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Unique Lace Bracelet with Locket

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In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a unique bracelet - made from a single piece of lace, a locket and some beads. Most of the items used here I already had at home. You won't have the same materials as I do, but hopefully this Instructable will inspire you to use what you have to create something even more unique and beautiful! The locket in the center of the bracelet is something that I had and had never worn - as I wear one small necklace all the time and don't like to change it out. So, I wanted to use the locket and transform it into a bracelet that I could wear!

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Step 1: Materials to Use for Bracelet

Materials:
  • lace
  • beads
  • thread & needle for sewing (I used a clear thread)
  • Clasp for back of bracelet - anything will work
  • scissors
  • I used bias tape binding for the edges of the bracelet
  • other embellishments
  • locket if you have one
  • anything else you like to add
Tips:
The materials you have and use will vary and differ from mine. Using beads that look like pearls can really be beautiful as well. Be creative, yet try to be cohesive in keeping with a similar theme. It's real easy to make this look tacky! I actually added more beads and tried to make it more interesting but I crossed over into the "tacky" grey area - where it just didn't look good anymore. I removed some beads and it looked much better! So try to keep it looking clean and classy!

Step 2: Measure and Cut the Lace

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The first thing you'll want to do is drape the lace over your wrist and around - to get a measurement of the length. Then, cut it to size - taking into account the clasp which will be added.
kalshami5 months ago
I love it ... sure going to make one... XOXO
ladybug7838 months ago
Love it. And so easy!
wold6309 months ago
This is gorgeous! And what a cutie inside the locket!
Beautifull and so "do-able", really like this!!
Very nice!! That's my style... and the instructable is great!!
donedirtcheap9 months ago
Me: "Excuse me miss, but do you have the time? I need to be someplace by no later than cute-son-o'clock."
You: "Funny you should ask..."
Very pretty work.
DDC
HollyMann (author)  donedirtcheap9 months ago
lol so cute! Thanks DDC!
beautiful, I am so Victorian
HollyMann (author)  picturesofsilver9 months ago
:) Thanks so much! :)
doodlecraft9 months ago
Love this Holly! I am working on something similar! :) Wish we could hang out and have a craft day!
HollyMann (author)  doodlecraft9 months ago
Thank you so much Natalie! I wish we could hang out too and do crafts all day! :) I am looking forward to seeing your cute creation!
I WANT IT! So cute! I love how used the bias tape, great way to prevent it from fraying everywhere :D
HollyMann (author)  Penolopy Bulnick9 months ago
Wow thanks Penolopy so much!!! That is a big compliment coming from you! :) And it took me a min. to think of something to use for the edges to keep it from fraying and to look better - the bias tape works great!
I just love antique/vintage-looking jewelry; big weak spot for me :D
HollyMann (author)  Penolopy Bulnick9 months ago
I like vintage too!
flyingpuppy9 months ago
Sooooooooooo pretty! Love the vintage comeback.
HollyMann (author)  flyingpuppy9 months ago
Thanks so much!!! :)
I am the first to see this :). Very Unique indeed :) you are in full form Holly :), great going. Thanks
HollyMann (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya9 months ago
Thank you so much Tarun! I want to see more of your creations too! :)
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