Guest Post: Angie of Desperate Houselife

You saw her answers to the crafty questions yesterday and today Angie is back to share a crafty tutorial with us all! Most people know that I'm a sucker for jewelry (one of my favorite student reviews was from a student who said she loved to sit in the front of the class and see the different necklaces I wore!) and so I'm super-excited that Angie is sharing how to make a super-cute bracelet with us today!

Hi, I am Angie from Desperate Houselife, a blog that focuses primarily on crafts and all things domestic. I am 29 and live with my boyfriend and our furbaby (Chihuahua), Ralphie, whom I love dearly. I started blogging back in 2006, when I developed a love of crocheting. I love meeting and socializing with like-minded people. Since then, I have dabbled in a bunch of different crafts, but my main love is still crochet and jewelry making. I also like to sell my creations at my etsy shop.

Materials: Ribbon Decorative Trim (preferrably with elastic), silver chain, clasp, 2 jump rings, 2 ribbon clamps Not pictured: flat nosed pliers, scissors, glue (optional)
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired length, minus an inch or two. The average wrist size is 7 inches.
Step 2: Clamp a ribbon end to one end of the ribbon. I added a little bit of glue to help the ribbon stay put. Clamp it closed with flat nosed-pliers. Repeat on other end.
Step 3: Attach a jump ring and desired clasp to one end of the ribbon.
Step 4: Attach a jump ring to other ribbon clamp and add an extender chain.
You can always add embellishments if you like. I was going to add a pink flower, but decided against it for my first one, as I kind of like how it matches so  much of my wardrobe as is. I would love for you to come network with me and check out my tutorials as well!

You can find me here: Facebook Pinterest (It's addicting, isn't it?!) Twitter

A big thank you to Angie for sharing this with us! Be sure to visit her at her blog, Desperate Houselife!


  1. I have the world's smallest wrists. It's ridiculous how small they are. But I'd love to use this tutorial and make something that will be pretty and not slide right off. I think I like the simple style as well.

  2. Thank you! That's what I love about ribbon that has elastic. It would work great as a headband as well! :)

  3. This is so simple and so sweet. Thanks for sharing at our party this week! Have a fabulous weekend.

  4. This turned out just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  5. Mel, Oh my! These are fabulous! You take great pictures of your work, too! Very fun!

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link up this awesome idea in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. The Showcase runs Saturday through Thursday. Then our Designers will pick their top linked up picks and feature them on Friday! Stop over and join in the fun! We have a linky for crafty bloggers and ETSY/Business Bloggers, too!

    Have a super weekend,


  6. Thank you for the positive feedback! This is my first guest post, so you have made it a success for me!

  7. I like this a lot. AND it looks fast and easy and came out great. THOSE are the crafts I like the best. I'm pinning this. Take care, Linda

  8. This is really cute!!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great week!

  9. So fun in that kind of vintage bo-ho kind of way. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.

  10. great idea! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!


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