Friday, April 27, 2012

Craft Tutorials: Three Bracelets Inspired By Three Designer Bags

Three Bracelets Inspired By Three Designer Handbags

A few weeks ago, I went window shopping at the new Neiman Marcus in my town. It had been a while since I was surrounded with such creative inspiration – not looking at pictures online, but actually looking at designer pieces in person. I was most in awe of the new collections of handbags displayed in the store. While I so very very sadly could not purchase any of the bags, their beauty followed me home in my head.

Three Bracelets Inspired By Three Bags Premiere Props

I did not want to knock off the bags themselves, but just capture the details I loved in a smaller form, and I thought bracelets would be perfect. I love cuff bracelets in particular because they stay close to my wrist, not flopping around while I play with my girls (or chase them around a store or cut up their food in a restaurant).

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fendi inspired bracelet

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I had a wonderful time bringing my visions to life, and creating tutorials on how to make them. They were surprisingly easy and quick to make, even for me, the one who makes everything complicated.

Click on the following links for each tutorial:

Whip-Stitched Chain Cuff Bracelet

{Inspired by the edgy meets bohemian style of the Stella McCartney Falabella Bag}Stella McCartney Falabella Inspired Cuff Bracelet

Painted Wood and Leather Cuff,

{Inspired by the modern graphic design mixed with the traditional leather detail of the Fendi Patchwork Peekaboo Bag}Bracelet Inspired by Fendi Patchwork Peekaboo Tote

Lace and Patent Leather Bow Cuff,

{Inspired by the gorgeous lace and fun patent bow of the Valentino Nuage Straw and Lace Bag}Lace Fabric Patent Bow Cuff Bracelet Inspired by Valentino Nuage Bag

Hope you enjoy the tutorials as much as I enjoyed creating them!

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Thank you to Premiere Props for providing the wire jewelry display.

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12 comments:

  1. oh FABULOUS! Love the inspiration!!

    Stopped by from TT&J. I would love for you to come by my party and link this up or any other lovely project of yours!

    http://littleinspiration.com/2012/04/create-inspire-party-features-10-micheals-gift-card-giveaway.html

    Thanks,
    Angie from Little Inspiration

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  2. these are gorgeous! Love the lace cuff!

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  3. Great ideas. Love the inspiration. Really like the geometric piece inspired by the Fendi patchwork bag.

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  4. Very cool!

    -Erin Spain
    DIY On the Cheap

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  5. What a cool, cool idea! Love the painted wood one!

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  6. AWESOME! This should encourage all of us to come up with matching jewelry for our favorite handbags! Will definitely feature in a future blog post!

    www.beadinggem.com

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  7. How stinking cute. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

    Can't wait to see what you make next.

    ~Taylor

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  8. Wow Steph! I love the way you translated the style of the bags to the bracelets you created. Very artfully done!

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  9. I have so much respect for people who can look at something and capture the essence in another piece of work. That's fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Pin-ed it, Made it.

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  10. These are amazing! I would love for you to share on my blog, The CSI Project. The challenge this week is accessories. You can start linking up Wednesday night. And a great giveaway will be given out. You could win.

    www.thecsiproject.com
    Each week is a new challenge.

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  11. Wonderful idea and results.
    Greetings,
    -Eva Maria

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