Ok – so this is really more of an “inspiration” than a “knockoff”.
What’s the difference you ask?
Well – let me ‘splain.
No there is too much.
Let me sum up.
(10 points for the movie reference)
To me – a knockoff is as close to the original as you can make it. You want that same color chain, the same fabric or design, you wish you could afford the real thing but you can’t – so you made it yourself.
An inspiration is more of a “hey – I like the idea behind that. But not so much the color and way they did it – so I’m going to make it my way”.
These are just my thoughts and obviously are subject to change depending on mood or crafting budget.
So all that rambling is to say – I liked the Anthro Fori Bracelet – but I wanted mine to look a little different!
Here’s my version of the Anthropologie Fori Bracelet:
I love how it turned out! It’s kind of fun and vintage-y looking!
And here’s Anthro’s version – valued at $118!!:
So here’s the inspiration part. I wanted to use fabric instead of the nylon webbing they used. That’s the beauty of a making your own though – you get to make it the way you want it!!
Ready to get started?
This is quick and easy!
(And would make a fab Mother’s Day gift – it’s just around the corner!!)
9″ x 3″ piece of fabric
Piece of webbing/belt/stabilizer – 5″ x 1″
2 small D rings
2 jump rings
Beads and rhinestones for decoration
Optional charm for decoration
Start by sewing your fabric in half, long ways, right sides together.
Turn the fabric tube right side out. Press the seam open and in the center of the tube.
Cut a piece of webbing or stabilizer and slip it into the fabric tube. I used a piece of an old belt of my sons.
Center the webbing in the fabric tube. Tuck the open ends of the fabric in, then slip each end through a D ring.
Fold the fabric to the back side, with the seam, and sew across each opening. Your fabric piece should measure about 6″ without the D rings.
This will fit an average size wrist. Check your measurement before you sew on your wrist and adjust the folded sections larger or smaller if you need to.
Decide the layout of your beads and stones. (All of mine came from Michael’s) Begin with the center and start sewing on your beads.
Continue sewing on your pieces, working to one side of the center until you have half the bracelet covered.
Sew on the rest of your beads to finish out the bracelet top.
Add your bracelet closure to the D Rings. You can also add a pretty charm or bead to the closure for a little fun.
(If you don’t want to do the lobster closure thing, you could tie the D Rings closed around your wrist with a pretty length of ribbon or lace too!)
And your bracelet is finished!!
It’s lightweight and will go with pretty much any outfit – dressy or casual!
I hope you like it!
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(This was originally a guest post at Oopsey Daisy)