Bling in Spring


I am leaving for the Craftcation conference in just a couple of days and they issued a challenge to all of their attendees to create wearable art to wear to the conference. The challenge is still active on the Kollabora website and I thought I'd whip up a quick and easy blingy bracelet with a couple of new Connie Crystal goodies.

 

For the last year or so I have seen lots of “bling sheets” – a wide ribbon of bling pieces connected together in a grid. I am so excited that Connie Crystal is now offering their own brand of this fun product! These “bling sheets, aka Crystal Sheets, are available in white and black and can be easily cut to any size or length with a pair of craft scissors. 

Here's how to create one of these beauties in a matter of minutes:

Gather the following supplies:

Other Supplies:
  • White Crinkle Ribbon by May Arts
  • Nickel Ribbon Clamps x 2
  • Nickel Jump Rings x 4
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
Assembly:
  1. Cut an 18″ length of crystals from the sheet, 4 crystals wide. Measure the length of crystals around your wrist. Cut the strip 1/2″ shorter than the diameter of your wrist to allow for hardware and a clasp. 
  2. Attach Ribbon Clamps to each end of the Crystal Sheet strip. Press closed with pliers.
  3. Attach a Jump Ring to each loop of the Ribbon Clamps. 
  4. Attach one more Jump Ring to one of the other Jump Rings so that one Ribbon Clamp has 2 Jump Rings and the other has one. Thread the ribbon through the rings and tie in a bow.
  5. Attach a Connnie Crystal Heart Pendant to one of the Jump Rings using the final Jump Ring. Close with pliers. 
  6. Wear and enjoy!
This bracelet would be great for bridesmaid gifts or even for a craft for a girl's birthday party — dress it up with a nice gown or weared dressed down with jeans and a T-shirt. Get your diva on this Spring!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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