Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lanvin Inspired Bracelet

Barneys is selling this necklace, (and no those are not real pearls,) for $890.

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Seriously? $890 for some ribbon and faux pearls?
I made this bracelet in about 30 minutes using supplies I had lying around.

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I'm sure I could replicate the necklace completely with a trip to the craft store.
Here are the basic instructions.

I used some satin ribbon, a broken pearl necklace and thread. Next time I will use grosgrain ribbon and a strand of embroidery thread, as I think they would be better suited to the project.

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I started about 12 inches from the end of the ribbon sewing the pearls on with a basic running stitch, leaving a space the size of a pearl between each bead.

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back view

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For my bracelet I used eight pearls

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Once my pearls were on I started pulling the thread, just like you would if you were gathering fabric.

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This is what it looks like all gathered

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I tied a simple knot by the last pearl, at each end of the bracelet

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Thats it. If I make these for gifts I will buy some jewelry findings and put a proper clasp on, but I did this on the fly, and it worked out pretty well.

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58 comments:

Jaeyde said...

I found your site ages ago through a series of followed links and I've loved the crafts you posted.

This one's great too! Perfect reuse of a broken necklace - who doesn't have a broken string of faux pearls? :P

Dorothee-Maria said...

Good job! :)
And thank you for sharing this idea. Kind of bracelet like this will be part of my sisters advent calendar now... :)

Infarrantly Creative said...

$890 seriously? That is insanity. Did you see my knock off Anthropologie necklace I did a couple of days ago. So fun to make something that looks expensive for nothing!

Shanna said...

Oh my I love it and will partake in tomorrow. Thanks for the tute!

Jocelyn said...

LOVE it! Such a fun bracelet that can be made even for a little girl to wear! I am gonna make some for my little girl and nieces!!!Thanks!

Mama Thompson said...

Thanks for the tutorial...I have seen those necklaces and thought they were so cute...I totally have the stuff to whip one up too! And I think I shall!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

GET.OUT. Where have I been all my life? You're the best!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Wow--those look just like one of my vendors jewelry.

Your new follower
Cheri

Petit Debutant said...

your version is awesome! not to mention $888 Cheaper!!!

Sooticas Dream said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it......now where'd I put my beads *scratches head*

sp said...

so pretty and what a clever idea. love ur blog.

Holly said...

beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Encarna said...

Thanks! It's so beautiful!

COMPLEMENTOS MERBO said...

Thanks from Spain!!
I'll try to do it!
It seems so easy...
It's beautifl!!!

Sara said...

Thanks os much, great Tutorial and project! Wouldn't this be great trim for a cuff? Or with some home decor item?
Check out my blog http://www.creativejewishmom.com for lots of crafty projects!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Ooh that's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking.

Megan Gilmore said...

I found your blog through One Pretty Thing and love it! I'll be linking this project through my blog at aliveradiantfree.com.

Twill Jill said...

Great post! Found you on One Pretty Thing. I bet you can make these for less than 1% the cost of Barneys' version! Gads the rich are so ridiculous!!

Betul said...

very good idea, i am from Turkey and i found your link at a turkish craft website. can i try your version ?

Betul said...

very good idea, i am from Turkey and i found your link at a turkish craft website. can i try your version ?

en-rHed-ando said...

Thanks! It's so beautiful!

Irene said...

So wonderful! ^_^ I like it so much ... thank you fot the tutorial!

Tiffany said...

i love this bracelet. You have great taste. I will be linking from mypetitepurse.blogspot.com

thanks!

Micah said...

this is fabulous! I am so inspired! Have you made any with clasps yet? If so I would love to see them...this is simply amazing:0

Just say Julie said...

Love them! I may make up a batch for the lovely ladies in the front office. What fun, and easy enough for me!

Dar┼ża said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! What a grea idea! Thanx

Ralu said...

so simple and pretty! thanks a lot :)

Kudzu said...

so cute, and do-able-and i'll wear it! thanks for sharing.
kudzu

Chanin said...

This is adorable! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Can't wait to make one!!

everyday inspirations said...

Your post is awesome! Thanks for this tutorial :) I had been eyeing up the at Stella and Dot for awhile, but can't find it in me to spend the $44...the other one is sooo expensive! I can't believe you made yours - what an inspiration!

Stella and Dot also have the matching drop earring to go with the necklace...perhaps another project with smaller beads? You can find the Stella and Dot jewelry here:

http://www.stelladot.com/corporate/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=N1011BK

MCW Beads and More said...

I love the idea. The instructions are clear.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Me and my 3 SIL's just made these together! Thanks for the great tutorial! I am featuring this on my site!

gilstrapdesigns said...

Thank you for sharing all of these great projects. I just found your blog but I will be back again.

our delightful life...the story of us said...

Love the bracelet. I'm going to make this tomorrow. Just wondering, did you making any others with a clasp? I'm trying to figure out how to do that. Thanks!
Melissa
P.S. Love your blog!

Katrina said...

Oh I've made these bracelets before! They are so simple and yet so very elegant!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

WHAT?? 890 BUCK? I think not!! Good on you. I just discovered your blog buy hitting the "next blog" option at the top of my blog and have been blown away by your creations and inspirations!!! I could comment on every post but I think that's called stalking and you might report me for abuse hehe... So happy I found your blog!!

xo Steph

Crafty Gardener said...

Love your pearl bracelet (found my way here from a site I visit regularly). I've been thinking of makins some pearl bracelets and this might just be the way to do it. Thanks for sharing.

The Beading Gem said...

I can't believe the Lanvin piece was so expensive! Your tutorial is just brilliant! I will link in an upcoming post.

Gilly said...

Oh I think thats absolutley divine You are so very clever and Im so glad I found your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jill said...

Great job! I really like this.

Jessica Stier said...

I love this project! I love pearls and ribbons. It's the perfect combination!

I am gong to add your site to my RSS feed. I'm so glad I stumbled across it.

Jessica
www.MomShots.com

Nadders23 said...

First of all, $890 for a piece of ribbon and faux pearls is completely insane! I would rather have my very own, uniquely handmade necklace and bracelet combo any day! Thanks for posting this! I love it! I think I will soon make one for myself! You are so awesome, Tricia!

Throckmorton Jones said...

What a cute idea! I may have to make one too! So simple!

precious mae said...

This one's great! Thank you for sharing this idea. It's the perfect combination!
swarovski crystal bracelet

Elisa said...

Thank you for posting this. I'm going to make one now :)

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HJC Editor said...

Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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Merry Makes.. said...

What's with the $890 price tag? I think they meant to put a dot between the figure 8 and 9 to make it $8.90!

Beautiful! I love pearls myself and recently found myself having to defend them as a must-have accessory for every woman!
http://www.merrymakes.blogspot.com/2011/02/pearls-mus-have-accessory-for-every.html

Lillian Pearl Designs said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! It's been featured over at my blog! http://lillianpearl.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-inspiration.html

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Jeweller said...

Such pretty pearls, love the attention to detail. From Engagement Rings

VidaLyn said...

I've been looking for this tutorial for ages!thank you so much!:)

Muhammad Atif said...

Hand made work for making such bracelets is creative work, Freshwater Pearls would be a good choice.

JewelryRage said...

I like your version a whole lot better then the one for $890!

Amanda
Jewelry Rage

Siubhan Mc Carthy said...

Hi there ! What a fab bracelet & super tutorial - your photographs are great ! I just wanted to let you know that I have featured this bracelet in my blog post today with a link back to you - hope you dont mind ??

http://craftlee.blogspot.ie/2012/11/featured-finds-friday-1.html

S x

Julia Chong said...

awesome!!!!!!

mylene sai said...

Your really inspired. This kind of brace was awesome. I want to try this one. I bought last week Custom Silicone Wristbands for our organization for identification. I will introduce this bracelet as a fundraising proposal. Thank you.

Little Miss Pipedream said...

Supercute! I LOVE IT!!
i'll do it for all my friends :)
Thanks for sharing!
xx Zoe