Last sunday I wanted to make some quick and easy armcandy for summer. I've been eyeing pretty hamsa beads over at Atelier Luna for a while now and finally figured out what to do with them. This project is pretty easy, not time consuming at all, and very inexpensive (one bracelet costs about 1 euro) to make. I guess (and hope) the pictures are pretty much self explanatory. The hardest thing about this DIY was actually finding out how it's 'ingredients' are named in English. Of some of them, I don't even know their official Dutch names. Like the crimp covers, it took me about an hour of research to discover that a crimp cover, is named a crimp cover. Enough writing, let's do some crafting!
For one bracelet you'll need:
- 1 eyepin
- 1 crimp cover
- 2 x 25 centimeters of elastic cord
- 1 hamsa bead
- 1 tiny bead to fit inside the hamsa
- 2 pliers
Stick the pin in the hamsa and add the bead before sticking all the way through
use your pliers to make an eye on the other side of the pin as well
Attach one of the pieces of cord on one side
Do the same on the other side with the second piece of cord
Measure around your wrist and make a double knot
trim excess cord and cover the knots with the aforementioned crimp cover
Have you got a DIY project to share? Please scribble down the link in the comments, I'd love to see it. Or maybe a tasty recipe you tried out? DIY-ing always makes me hungry and I love a good recipe!