I was so super excited to see that Sherry (at Young House Love) and Katie (at Bower Power) announced their Pinterest Challenge was on last week! (They are also working with Erin and Cassie- go check their amazingness out!) Sherry explains the project here but here's the gist:
"Do your own personal take on something inspirational that you’ve pinned (and link back to the original creator of the project that inspired you, be it a company like Anthropologie or a personal blog that got your wheels a turning). The project can be anything: big or small, decor or sewing or cooking related – or beyond!"
Immediately I thought of my top ten favorite projects on Pinterest.
Seriously, I had at least ten that I really wanted to do. But, in the end, I decided to go with the same project that my friend Robyn (who can be found at Keep Calm and Eat Your Broccoli) went with. Partially because I'm a copy cat, partially because we could help each other out, and mostly because all the other projects I wanted to do involved wood glue, nails, and/or power tools. And, let's just be honest, who has time for power tools when grad school is in the picture?
But jewelry? Everyone has time for jewelry, even grad students!
Yep, it is the washer bracelet that seemed to be a staple on Pinterest in "the early days" (i.e. when I first got my account and people still said "What's that?" when they caught a glance of my screen while I was on Pinterest). You know, like six months ago...
The link/ image that I had pinned can be found here and the link/image that Robyn used was found here. According to Tiny Sparkly Things this was orginally a project of Anni Albers which was posted originally posted here. I'm not going to do a tutorial since between these three pages these ladies have pretty much covered it. Thanks for the guidance everyone!
I'm not cool enough to be left handed. But my bracelet was already tied around my left wrist and my hand looked like Skeletor (the scary guy in the He-Man cartoons) just laying there... so I added a pencil. (Yes, I am a dork. No, please don't take this admission as permission to make fun of me... even dorks have feelings.)
My only addition to the tutorials above to make it your own. I was obviously thinking about my "Lace Lovin'" post when I got my materials for this bracelet; I thought the "manly, construction material" of the washers would be a fun contrast against the "girlishness" of the lace. My wrists are also impossibly skinny, so a super long wrap (with 17 inches of washers and 17 inches of lace ribbon on each side) worked best for me, but probably won't be everyone's thing. That's okay.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my addition to the Pinterest Challenge. If you took part let me know by leavinf a link in the comments below so I can see your craftiness!
this contest is now closed.
p.s. My giveaway to the Alt Summit class "Content is King" is still going on. For more details on how to win this class (which looks super) click here.