Santa Fe Inspired DIY

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

 Create Your Own Stone Bracelet

Today the fam and I are traveling to Santa Fe for a vacation filled with sun, great food and shopping. I honestly couldn't be more excited to go to New Mexico. From what I hear, it's absolutely stunning, and as an avid fan of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, I can't wait to try out the restaurants Guy Fieri has travelled to (that's right, I'm a Food Network junkie). 

In order to kick off the vacay I wanted to create a Santa Fe inspired DIY. 

When I think of New Mexico, I think of beautiful stones. Although I was drawn to the more typical turquoise, I couldn't take my eyes off of these rose colored beads.

You Will Need*: 

1) Stretch Cord
2) Stones of your choosing
*all my items were bought from Michaels 

1. Measure out a long length of cord (much longer than what fits around your wrist) and cut it

2. Tie a knot at one end of the cord, leaving some extra behind so you can finish the bracelet

3. Lay our your stones in the pattern you want for the bracelet

4. Begin threading your beads

5. Continue threading until all your beads are on the cord (I triple threaded the big stone so that it wouldn't wiggle too much)

6. Take the remainder of your cord and tie a tight knot (you don't want your beads rolling around)

7. Tie several more knots until you feel comfortable that it is secure (I'm a nut, so I tied about 6 knots)

8. Cut the excess cord you have after tying the knots

9. Wear your stone arm party with pride

Don't worry, posting shall not cease while I'm away... that is the beauty of wireless internet


Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

You get the cool girl award today. This is awesome!

Sylvia said...

Great DIY! The bracelets turned out so nice :)

Jessi said...

Pretty DIY. Love those rose colored stones.


Unknown said...

I love it! Great DIY.

rachel s said...

love this! thanks so much for sharing. i'm visiting NM next month so i'll be sure to try this before i leave x

Karen (littlepiecefnb) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This is a great tutorial!

Unknown said...

Great DIY!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mica said...

The bracelets look beautiful, what lovely stones! :)

Enjoy your trip!

Amparo said...

So easy!

Amparo / Kate

FixerSis said...

it looks so amazing!! And easy to make as well :)

Unknown said...



Mon Joli Paris said...

the result is really cool !! :)

Joanne Faith said...

Great DIY.. this style of bracelet looks fantastic.

Style by Joanne

Julie Ann Lozada said...

thanks for these tutorial.. i'll do it soon!

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Silvia Negretti said...

This is so cool!
I wanna try it!


A boho doable piece. Thanks for sharing.


Jesika said...
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Jesika said...

Looove DIY projects, earlier today was working on my new fascinator :)) The color of your new bracelet is so beautiful and soft!! :)

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Unknown said...

It seams easy! I think i'm gonna try it!

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

great DIY

Unknown said...

Love this. Such a great idea - and making stuff yourself is always amazingly cool. So unique, and totally cheap.

Obsessed with your rings in these pictures! Ugh - that one of little squares is so amazing...they're all fantastic.

Wish my hands didn't look like those of a Hobbit.

Great post. Original and super cool way to mix up the blog.


ps: I have looked in LITERALLY 15 Zaras for both your shorts & necklace and can't find them anywhere. I'm so sorry!

Unknown said...

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Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Oh goodness.. I love those!! So pretty :)

Jenee C. said...

Such a great idea! Love it!

xx Jenee C.

Andreea said...

Love this! Such a great diy:)


Annie L said...

Love these! I'm hoping to do a little jewelry-making myself this weekend!
xo Annie said...


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