Woven Bracelet & Necklace

by Ashley Weeks Cart

I’ve been itching to make myself some jewelry inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s “Do Brasil” line. Since I don’t have 300 Euros lying around, this looked like a design I could recreate on my own. I was primed to put together a DIY Tutorial for you all when I discovered that Honestly WTF had already done the honors.

I picked up the gold necklace and the two bracelet chains from an antique shop for $5 a piece, and had the embroidery thread on hand. I only needed scissors and two bobby pins to see this project through. Pretty amazing results, no?

Jump on over here for the tutorial.

NECKLACE:
I used shades of pale blue and turquoise embroidery thread, and wove through one side of the chain to mimic this necklace.

CHARM BRACELET:
This bracelet was already armed with charms. I removed some of the smaller pieces on the chain and cleaned it up. Then I wove embroidery thread that matched the two colored baubles into the side of the chain opposite the charms to mimic the concept behind this bracelet.

DOUBLE BRAIDED BRACELET:
For this bracelet, I removed the charm and just used the chain. I chose a variety of embroidery thread colors and then wove them on both sides of the chain to recreate this look. This is definitely my favorite of the trio. It pairs wonderfully with my beaded, crocheted bracelets. Loading up the wrist!

Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart