April 23rd, 2012

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DIY: Isabel Marant Inspired Tassel Bracelet

I mean… everyone needs a little Isabel Marant in their life… no?  A friend of mine sent me a link to this bracelet, and I knew I had to make it.  Hello – it’s hot pink, it has a tassel, and it sells at Net a Porter for $160.  I made it with materials I had laying around the apartment – you may not already have everything, but it will take you about 20 minutes and $10.00 – tops.  I absolutely adore mine and have no plans of taking it off any time remotely soon.

What you’ll need:

Start by weaving your ribbon through the first link of your chain.

Continue to weave the ribbon through the chain.  Try to keep it as flat as possible… but a twist or turn won’t make or break your bracelet.

Thread all the way through the last ring..

And then, weave back through, so that the links that were not covered on the way over get covered.

Weave til the very end, and then double knot your ribbon and cut the ends.

Attach the large jump ring to one side…

And the clasp (via the small jump ring) to the other side.

And then, we’ll tackle the tassel.  Start by smoothing out your scrap of chiffon.

Slowly roll and fold the chiffon until you have a nice little bundle, like below.

Take your gold wire and haphazardly wrap it around the top of the bundle.

Your tassel is formed.  Now, use the remaining wire to attach the tassel to the jump ring by weaving it through a few times.

Wrap the remaining ends around the tassel… and you are done!

Mission accomplished.  Wear it all summer and let the compliments roll in!

Many of you asked about my nail polish!  It’s an old Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Shade… Pacific Blue!  It’s long sold out but still available here.

19 Responses to DIY: Isabel Marant Inspired Tassel Bracelet

  1. Alyson -- TAGG April 23, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Pretty! Have visions of stacking a few with different color ribbon. Awesome design! 

  2. Liz {Sequins & Stripes} April 23, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    How adorable is that little tassel? I seriously think this will be my first DIY, so fun + I would wear with everything. 

  3. Courtney Elizabeth April 23, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    so classy and fun…i can’t wait to try this!

  4. Molliee Martin April 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    gorge! I love your nail color too!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      Thanks, Molliee!  You can get the nail polish here:  http://amzn.to/K6Kozj It’s an old sally hansen shade… Pacific Blue.  Love.

  5. Erica April 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Super cute! I love the hot pink against the gold!

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

  6. Mal @ The Chic Geek April 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    So cute!

    Also, what color nail polish are you wearing? I love it!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      It’s actually a really old shade of Sally Hansen X-Treme wear. I’m trying to find something similar!

      • Grace Atwood
        graceatwood April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

        Mal, I found the polish!  You can get it here on Amazon…  http://amzn.to/K6Kozj

  7. anna_sterretje April 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I never know where to buy a proper chain ):

    x Annafairytalefrocks.blogspot.com

  8. Melllody April 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    nice idea!
    http://martelll.blogspot.com/ 

  9. Sara B April 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I love how this turned out! I need to start diy-ing more fun jewelry. thanks for the tutorial! xo

  10. Alexa April 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Wow really like how this one turned out Grace. The color you chose is perfect!

  11. Jordan - Queen of LA April 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    this is fantastic! great job grace!

  12. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It April 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    love me some isabel marant! looks good!

  13. Kate {Something Fabulous} April 24, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Such a gorgeous bracelet! You are the queen of DIY :)

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

  14. Cheetahisthenewblack April 24, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    Seriously you’re so good Grace! Love this and can’t believe the real thing costs $$$…

  15. taradear April 26, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    love love love this grace! i lust after everything isabel m. so this is right up my alley! awesome job! miss ya girly xx.

    xo,
    Tara

    http://www.thewondergirl.com  

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