How to make a Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet

I saw a tutorial on a rhinestone bracelet the other day, but I wanted to try it out with embroidery floss because I have loads of it from my days making friendship bracelets. The floss lends itself to weaving in between the stones and adds a spicy pop of color.

This tutorial uses rhinestone crimps which can be tricky to find. To make a bracelet with only floss and rhinestone chain, check out this tutorial instead.

DIY rhinestone bracelet

These make great Christmas presents for your besties!

Find the supply set in my online shop, MakeOrBreakShop.

Reorganization

I stopped by the stationery store on the way home today and picked up a few supplies including push pins, which I was intending to use to put up photos, but when I got home I saw this:

A very unorganized jewellery shelf

What a mess. Why is my tape measure sitting on my jewellery shelf?

I used a couple of the push pins to string up necklaces. I also removed anything that didn’t seem like it should really be there… like a tape measure.

A very tidy jewellery shelf

It’s really so easy to be organized and tidy. Why do we fight it so?

 

I also finally got around to tacking up a couple of my photos and prints on the wall. Starting to really feel like home now!

photos above the mantel

 

She swims!

My at home screenprinting screen has dried and today I printed this lil tote bag with my mermaid screen!

A few details got left out and I had to paint them on by hand, so I think in the long run, she is too detailed to make a great at-home screen. Plus, don’t her hands look a little weird?

I think next is trying out the leaf design!

At home screenprinting

I’ve been reading tutorials around the interwebs and in books about at home screen printing and decided to try my hand at the embroidery hoop + mod podge method.

I’ve read this method is great for a quick and easy screen, but not so good for fine details. I drew out two designs. One is of a mermaid and one is a set of leaves (which I think will make a nice repeating pattern). The mermaid is drying now. Can’t wait to see if she will print well!