Even when life is crazy busy, I still get pulled into little projects here and there. This one, fortunately, took all of five minutes. It started out almost by accident. I was getting dressed one day and stumbled across this lucite bracelet. I couldn't figure out why I had bought a single clear bangle, when bold jewelry--not nearly invisible plastic--was more my style.
Then I remembered. I hadn't bought a bracelet--I'd bought a scarf!
Apparently when I put the scarf away, I just tossed the plastic ring that was its display in the store. Once I realized what it was, I almost threw it away. And then I had a better idea. If I'd already thought it was jewelry, why not make it into something wearable?
My first thought was to wrap it in a pretty yarn I have. It would have been nice, I guess, if it was 1996 and Bjork was a top seller. But it screamed Lilith Fair a little too much for my liking. Instead, I wanted an updated texture, something was more align with my current obsession with neutrals and textures. Jute would have worked, but then I thought about the itch factor, and nixed that idea. Then I came across this left over fabric.
It's frayed, and soft and a beautiful linen. I was sold. I trimmed off just the end, and started wrapping it tightly around the bangle. When I got to the end, I simply tied it off. This isn't high art here, kids. Besides, the knot adds another layer of funk to it, which I'm really into.
And this is the final product. Not bad for free and five minutes, huh?