Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The one with the hamsa bracelet DIY


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!

28 comments:

  1. Great DIY! I love the bead in the hamsa and the colors you used.

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    1. Thanks, the bead is what makes it special!

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  2. Cute!! I'm totally going to make this :)

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  3. :) This is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are adorable! And if you ever need help remembering what jewelry findings are called in English, firemountaingems.com has a lot of images on their category pages. :-) They helped a TON when I needed something obscure.

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    1. Great, thanks for the tip! I was almost going to go with silver coloured pacman shaped thingies to cover up a knot...

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  5. Very nice! I really like the blue one. Fun DIY. Thanks for sharing. =0)
    I thought of you over the weekend when I was visiting downtown San Jose while I snapped a photo of some street art!

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  6. Oh my goodness, those are so beautiful! So well done, darling:) xoxo

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  7. How simple and versatile! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. super sweet and it does look straight forward enough that even I'd give it a go! nicely done Marieken!

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    1. I see tons of great DIY project, but mosts of them scare me, because if the time it takes to make them, or the amount of supplies you need to make them.

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  9. They look great! I call the crimp cover 'knijpkraalverberger' :) Thanks for the link!

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    1. Maybe I just should have translated it to pinch-bead-hider? Oh, and you're welcome :-)

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  10. Love this DIY! Great job, Marieken. :)

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  11. I love these! They are the cutest. The little hand is so cute too.

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    1. I feel the need to get some more of these and figure out another project for them!

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  12. How could I have missed this DIY?!?! Sooooo cool, Marieken.

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  13. Thanks! I love those little hamsa's!

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