Bracelet For My Little Black Dress

While I was perusing what’s on sale at Michael’s this week, I spotted a gorgeous pendant/brooch.  But I don’t wear brooches, and for this much bling, it’s probably a special occasion, which means my husband will ask me with those puppy dog eyes, “Aren’t you going to wear the jewelry I bought you as a wedding gift?”  Don’t get me wrong, he got me a beautiful necklace and earring set.  But it doesn’t allow for much variety when you have just one special, sentimental set.  And how can you explain this to a man?

Anyway – to avoid any and all gift-related arguments, what I get for my variety fix are bracelets.  I just love them!  So I decided it could certainly be converted to a bracelet, and the result is definitely Little-Black-Dress-worthy (not that I get to wear mine all that often, but I could see this as an any-night-out piece too).

Fun, right?

This is another one of those projects that’s so easy, I feel like I can hardly call it a “tutorial”.  But I’ll show you how I did it anyway. :)

I started off with these two pieces, both 30% off this week at Michael’s.  (Woohoo!)

You have to remove all the hardware from the back of the brooch.  So raid your real toolbox (or your husband’s, if that’s the way it is in your household) for a pair of wire cutters and cut off the bails and the pin.  Make sure they don’t go flying, they have a tendency to.

Put some E6000 (or whatever heavy-duty permanent adhesive you like to use) on the blank of the cuff.

And position your flower however you like.  You may need to add a little more adhesive – make sure that there’s a good connection between the flower and the blank.

Now just set it aside and let it cure for several hours.  I turned mine upside-down for this, so that it wouldn’t slide around, and would dry straight.

And that’s it!  Once it cured, I admired it… (and I’m sorry, you cannot photograph your own wrist without it being all awkward, LOL!)

…and told my husband we need a decent date night, stat.  So, anyone want to babysit?? ;)

I link up to these great parties!
~ Adrianne

Comments

  1. Inspire Me Heather says:

    That's beautiful! I'd babysit… but I'm probably too far away – too bad!

  2. Its So Very Cheri says:

    So cute. (Be really careful with that glue–it is banned in CA because it causes cancer. Had a friend who used it all the time-died.)

    I came over from the Linky Follower blog hop. I hope you will come over and follow me as well.

    Cheri

  3. Oh I love this. I know what you mean about the jewelry. My husband bought me a really nice pair of earrings and now I feel like I have to wear them whenever we go out. As you said, they're gorgeous, but a gal wants to change things up. So I do what you do and change up something else. Nice tutorial.

  4. Carolyn at Moose Mouse Creations says:

    What a great idea! It's beautiful. I found you through the blog hop and I am your newest follower! I would love it if you could drop by Moose Mouse Creations and follow me too!

  5. MrsFoxsSweets says:

    That's gorgeous! You have such great ideas. I couldnt come up with anything like that if I tried! I would babysit for you if I were there, Raya is just a cutie! Hope you get that date night soon!

  6. CrazyNutsMom says:

    That is beautiful! You make it look so easy to create/combine together. I would end up gluing my fingers together or to the table…or try it on to early and it's permanently adhered to my arm. But that is just my problem.

    I'm following you on G+.

    Regina
    http://www.thecrazynutsmom.com

  7. Paulette says:

    Now this is a cute bracelet that will look so nice with your black dress. I am your newest follower, jumping over from the Blog Hop. Can't wait to read more of your blog.

  8. Cute bracelet! I always find little fun jewelry things in their clearance section too. It's very inspiring to make little accessories!

  9. Mindie Hilton says:

    Great finds, and they look fabulous together.

  10. Lydia Criss Mays says:

    Well that's just precious! Ah, the talent! Happy seeing beautiful!

    http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/yep-its-dust-people-and-it-is-beautiful.html

  11. Kadie says:

    Brilliant!! I adore bracelets! I am going to have to scour the clearance isle now.:)

  12. Sherry says:

    Luv the bracelet, quite creative! I found you on linky blog hop and I'm now a follower, would appreciate the same. Thanks

  13. I love the bracelet! I hope you get your date night soon. :-)
    Jill
    http://www.zazzypeacockstudios.blogspot.com

  14. Thanks for the warning, Cheri. I tried the E6000 recently, and I couldn't stand the fumes. I'll stop using altogether. Thanks again!
    Jill
    http://www.zazzypeacockstudios.blogspot.com

  15. Hungry For Living says:

    Great idea! Very clever! New follower from the hop, hope you come by :)

  16. Sarah Marie says:

    COOL!!!!! LOVE it! New follower from the hop, I would LOOOVE a 'follow back” thanks in advance!

    Sarah

    http://sarahmarieyankee.blogspot.com

  17. Denise says:

    Absolutely gorgeous bracelet! I popped in from Create with Joy's blog hop. Would love to have you “follow” me too :)

  18. Cute ideal! I am a new follower!

  19. Beautiful project. I think I need to try it. I'm following you via Linky Followers from the Blog Hop. Hope you'll follow back.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    http://www.cottageandcreek.com

  20. Stephanie says:

    I love it! What a clever idea!

  21. Crafting Rebellion says:

    WOW we were totally thinking alike!! We did the same exact project LOL! I swear I did not copy or I promise you I would have given you credit! :)

    Well great minds do think alike! :)

  22. Chelsea says:

    I totally do this too! I have my sentimental jewelry, but there are a few items I like to change it up with, necklaces are my thing! I never change my earrings, rings, or bracelet, but necklaces vary! Found you on Thrifty Thursday link party!

  23. Clairejustine says:

    Hi I'm a new follower from the linky party,would love for you to follow back? this is beautiful I do a Creative Monday Hop and wondered if you would like to join us next week with your lovely projects :)

  24. c.w.frosting says:

    Definitely LBD worthy! Following via Linky now!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  25. mmbear says:

    Came by and followed you on Linky from Create with Joy's blog hop. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much and have a great day!

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

  26. Katie Adams says:

    I love this! I would love for you to share this with my readers on my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-29.html

  27. Oh my goodness…that is BEAUTIFUL!!! I really want to make me one now! Love it!!!!
    I currently have a link party going and would love for you to share this and anything else you would like!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-temptation-link-party-6.html
    Jill

  28. Ladybird Ln says:

    So so cute! What a creative idea! Raya is welcome to come over while you are on your date night!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

  29. Kelly says:

    I love big chunky bracelets. This is beautiful. Thanks for linking to Fabulous Friday.

  30. Deana says:

    That is so clever….Thanks for linking up@CountryMommaCooks have a wonderful weekend:)

  31. The Shady Porch says:

    This is my kind of project…I get to make something that I get to wear or use! :) It's a lovely bracelet! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Melanie says:

    Super cute! And I like that it's easy… :)

  33. Sarah says:

    This is beautiful!!! :)

    Sarah @
    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

  34. Kadie says:

    It IS so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us this week!:)

  35. nicolette says:

    Adrianne-

    Love this bracelet. Simple, but still a statement piece. Hope your DH took you out!!!

    I am featuring this tonight at creative juice and sharing at pinterest…

    thanks for sharing last week. {loved your magnetic recipe board too, btw}

  36. Pieced Pastimes says:

    This bracelet is so pretty! I just love it. A little black dress would be perfect with it! Thanks for sharing.

  37. southernscraps says:

    That's an awesome bracelet!

  38. I know I have already commented on this already, but I just wanted to let you know I am featuring your cute bracelet at the link party today!!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/03/thursdays-temptation-link-party-7.html

    Jill

  39. Crafting Rebellion says:

    Yes if my bracelet post was earlier, am glad to know it was not subconscious borrowing of ideas LOL :) We just are both really cool :)

  40. Adrianne…you have inspired me to make my own bracelet lady! I have linked back to this post so to show were my inspiration came from! I would love for you to check mine out that I made!!
    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-jewelry-bracelet.html
    Jill

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