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Beaded Bracelets

by Emma on February 2, 2012

in Craft

Sometimes you find yourself watching an episode of New Girl at 1 am while braiding beads onto a bracelet for yourself.

Or, at least, I do. I don’t know what it is but I have these moments where I am actively digging myself out from under a bunch of emails amid a messy kitchen and disastrously untidy bedroom but I just want to make something. I just feel like making something cute.

We do weird things to keep our sanity.

I like making my own bracelets because I have tiny baby-bird wrists, so it’s just easier to get something that will fit properly if I make it myself. Maybe some of you have the same problem. I saw these cute bracelets over at Honestly WTF and I thought I’d make a few-love them so much! Check out their tutorial if you want to make some too.

Late night breaded bracelets… project #6 of my 2012 craft challenge. What have you been making lately? xo. Emma


April Mae February 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm


I laughed because most things you write about remind me of myself. I too have a DIY bracelet from “Honestly WTF” on my blog, different from yours, but similar.

April Mae

steffy February 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I also suffer from tiny baby bird wrists. This is why my bracelet collection is sadly small. Cuff and bangle bracelets slide right off.

jenny February 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

so pretty.. i have tiny wrists too and i love making my own bracelets.. :) yours came out super cute. i need to find myself some gold beads.

shannon February 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Your bracelets are sweet.

Georgia February 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

oh, i love them!


call me debbie February 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

New girl at 2am knowing that next day i must wake up at 7am, ’cause i have uni-lessons!! >> Me!! :D

(New blog needing some love and support:

S February 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Hi Emma
These look so chic and simple! Definitely something I can wear everyday. This DIY is definitely going to be a weekend project for me :)

Gina_AcuteDesigns February 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

So cute. I have seen the honesty wtf tutorial and always wanted to try it…now I feel extra inspired :) .

Chris February 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

These are so cute. I haven’t made any jewelry in so long…*sigh*…Thanks for sharing!

Kayleigh February 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

Super cute! I totally get what you are saying, sometimes you just have to be creative and it has to be NOW.

I also really like these ones, also by Honestly WTF:

Mel February 3, 2012 at 2:06 am

OMG – totally in love… checked out their other braclets as well and i am crushing on the hex nut one!! think i will make it at lunch time today – why not!
P.s. i want to see your entire outfit. x

Jess February 3, 2012 at 3:08 am

I also have strange late nights watching new girl, while waking my boyfriend singing the theme song.

Mariana February 3, 2012 at 3:11 am

So cute, and looks like something I’d actually be capable of. I too have baby bird wrists so thanks for the link to the tutorial :D

Rae Veda February 3, 2012 at 3:33 am

This is so darling. I love the colors you choose. xo, rv

Taylor February 3, 2012 at 3:47 am

I have the same bird-wrist problem too!

Lo Hood February 3, 2012 at 3:57 am

I can’t believe i missed this honestly wtf tutorial…I need to make it now! Yours came out great! :) -Lo

Maria February 3, 2012 at 4:00 am

I haven’t made anything else lately but I have been actively digging myself out from a load of things I should have done a while back. I read to keep myself sane!

Katherine February 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

Love those bracelets, and a bit of New Girl! I completely get what you’re saying. And I have tiny bird wrists too, you are not alone!

Ray February 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Just made mine yesterday, and, gonna tell ya, turned out sooooo cute!

Susann February 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I saw that tutorial a while ago and now that I see your result, I feel like trying it too :)

xx, Susann

Bridget February 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I watch New Girl and embroider, which seemed particularly fitting in this week’s episode involving a crochet night. :) Love the bracelets; totally going to have to DIY that one soon.

sara February 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

thanks for the link…i have a jar full of beads and an empty baby bird wrist just dying to get together.

Rosie February 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

This post was a godsend! I have been trawling the net for a cute home-made gift for my sister’s birthday then came across these! Sooo pretty! Thank you!

Anne February 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I love it! They look great, and I suffer from the same tiny-wrist syndrome as you… so I’ll try this out! Thanks for sharing(:

Lindsey February 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

So cute! I’ve really been needing some DIY in my life as of late and this just might be the thing to make…


eat my shorts February 4, 2012 at 2:54 am

So pretty!

Violets and Cardamom February 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Love those bracelets. So cute!

Cayce February 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

those look darling on you! i too, have tiny wrists so this is a great DIY for me as well! i think i might even make a few for my nieces for valentine’s day! thanks for sharing! xo

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions February 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Yes! Creativity is my savior. It’s hard time to come by sometimes but it re-energizes me, even if it is at one in the morning.


Christen, Two Happy Hearts February 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Those are adorable! And I totally believe in making something when you need to keep your sanity. It’s such a lifesaver for me too!
I’ll be checking out the tutorial for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

Siobhan/Facets of the Fabulous February 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

They are brilliant, zen bracelets crafted from insane periods of business like oyster pearls!
My craft challenge so far this year is adapting a hideous dress with a great print (think Elaine in early Seinfeld) into a grungey dress with a great print. It has worked out really great! Looking forward to seeing your next Craft Challenge!

Inna February 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

These are so cute! I just love making simple and fun projects like this. :)

The life after February 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

I also have super tiny wrists… Nice bracelets!

The Life After

dina February 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love them:) really nice…
We also have them in greece / hellas:)

jooleedoh February 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

ha! i love how you compared your wrists as that of a tiny baby bird’s.

dani z. @ February 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm

those are so cute!! I never wear bracelets because my wrists are also like that of “a tiny baby bird” :) . I never thought to just make some myself instead! I’ll have to make some of these!

gigi February 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

came across your website. wow love all your creativity! and the food looks amazing. if I may ask what kind of camera are you using for your photos. I’m looking for a new camera and I am clueless.