September 6th, 2012

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DIY: Shashi inspired Adjustable Gemstone Friendship Bracelet

After braiding, knotting, and friendship bracelet-ing my way for summer, it’s time to retire my armful of crazy friendship bracelets and bright colors for just a bit more sophistication.  As much as I love neons and brights, I’m craving rich jewel tones for Fall.  When it comes to my wristwear of choice, Shashi’s Rachel Gemstone Bracelet fits the bill.  A little more luxe, a little more polished, but still ready to pile on by the armful.  (And, lucky for us… incredibly easy to make, as well.)

Materials / Where to Buy:   Embroidery Floss  (I used Lion Brand Cotton Bon Bons) // Glass or Gemstone Beads of your choice // Gold Beads // Beading Needle (Get this easy to thread kind.)

*To make the square knots, refer to this tutorial if you are not already familiar.

29 Responses to DIY: Shashi inspired Adjustable Gemstone Friendship Bracelet

  1. Sarah Pickell September 6, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    cute! definitely could make a bunch of these for some of my sorority sisters as a cute little “happy start of the semester” gift!!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 6, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      Love that idea! I hope you do it, these are so fun and you can make them in so many good color combos..

      • Sarah Pickell September 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

        I just picked out the beads I want to use…this is going to be my weekend project! Can’t wait!!

  2. Viviana Carmona September 6, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Another amazing DIY!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

      thanks, Viv!

  3. Gina Michele September 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Very pretty- I love those colors together!

    Gina Michele

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    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

      thanks so much, Gina!

  4. christin schindewolf September 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I really LOVE these bracelets! 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      aw, thanks lady! xo

  5. Brynn {chartreuse & a twist} September 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    so pretty!!! i love your endless creativity…so inspiring :) XO brynn

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Aw, you are too sweet, Brynn!  So happy you like them!

  6. alelasirah September 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Love the concept!!! Great job!!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-bumble-bee-bump.html

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  7. gameday stylist September 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Gorgeous! Love those – going to have to take a stab at making them :) 

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 7, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      I hope you do – they are really fun to make!

  8. Mornin_storie September 8, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Quick question: Did you use 6mm or 8mm beads? I’m gathering all of my supplies, but can’t decde between the 6 or 8mm beads I have. Thanks for the great inspiration!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      I used a mix. I’d go for the 6mm though, I like the way the smaller size beads look best!

  9. tanya_caines September 8, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    Very pretty xx

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      thank you, Tanya!

  10. Lila Sirena November 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Hi Grace, I love your blog!
    Here’s my DIY bracelet using beads… http://lilasirena.blogspot.mx/2012/11/diy-skull-bracelet.html

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