Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Personalized Type Key Bracelet

Christmas is coming and finding the perfect gift can sometimes be hard.  How about a personalized bracelet? 
This one if simple and quick to make.  A bonus when lists grow long and time is short.
You will need:
Moda's Circa 1934 type key fabric available at the Fat Quarter Shop
chain
clasp
5/8 or 3/4" covered buttons use smaller one if your name is longer and larger ones if your name is shorter (bought here)
needle nose pliers

First cut out the letters in the name you will be putting on your bracelet.  Make sure you have enough extra fabric to cover your button.

Center your letter over the button and following the button covering instructions make your buttons

Measure a length of chain big enough for your wrist.  Open the ends of your chain using the needle nose pliers.

Insert the clasps and close up the chain.

Center your name on the chain.

Using the needle nose pliers open link for first letter based on where you centered it, insert the shank of the button inside link (make sure your letter is facing the right way and close link.  Repeat with remaining letters. 

Now your ready to share your gift. 

Or sport your own.  Which is what I did so as to keep people guessing what their gift may be.

6 comments:

  1. this is adorable!!! my girls would love these bracelets, your just so creative!
    kathie

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  2. Clever. You should put this tutorial on Pink Chalks handmade for the holidays tutorial contest under Gifts for Friends. Who wouldn't want one...I have such a long name I might need 2 bracelets!

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  3. Great idea. It looks quick and easy too.

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  4. That is DARLING!!! May I use your pic and link to this on my next post???

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  5. What a great gift this would be! I've pinned it on Pinterest so I won't lose it. :) blessings, marlene

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