Happy Wednesday! I'm so excited to have Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers guest posting on Gallamore West today! Thank you, Taryn, for sharing your adorable DIY Message Bracelet with us. Be sure to stop by Taryn's blog- she's always full of creative inspiration! xoxo
Hello new friends! I am so excited to be here today at Gallamore West! Laurie is such a sweet momma and I'm so excited for her and her family as they welcome little Brycen into this world! What a doll. In case we've never met before, I'm Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, 14 month old baby girl and our spunky Golden Retriever. When I’m not busy being a mom or part-time freelancer, you can find me blogging about DIY home decor, crafts, sewing projects, and allergy friendly foods! Today, I'm sharing an easy little craft that would make a great gift or just something fun for yourself!
This DIY Message Bracelet is a fun way to share what you are feeling for the day or send a little note to yourself!
The other day I was going through my old bead collection when I came across these beautiful black and white glass beads. They were all so different and unique and I instantly knew I wanted to make a bracelet out of them.
Within the bunch was this really cool flat rock bead (like my technical terms?). It was flat, really smooth and had almost the texture of chalk paint. So what did I do? I grabbed a piece of chalk to see if I could write on it and it worked beautifully! I used the flat rock bead as the the focal point with the idea that someone could write a personal message on it. Once I knew my idea was going to work, I laid out all of the beads into the patterned I wanted. I'm generally not someone who plans ahead very well, but I find this very helpful when making jewelry! I strung each bead onto the ribbon one at a time and tied a knot in-between each bead. I kept repeating until the pattern was complete and the size was just right.
There are so many fun things you can do with this custom message bracelet. You can share a word that describes how you feel for the day, write your or someone special's initial, draw a pretty picture or write down a quick memo to help remind you of something. Like what time to pick up the kiddos! Since this specific bead is probably not something you find every day, you can easily make a DIY version using a wooden bead and paint it with chalk paint.
Thanks for letting me visit with you today! Here are a few other projects you can find on my little ole blog:
If you like what you see come visit me on my blog, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest! I would love to meet you!
Thank you again, Taryn! What a great project- thank you for sharing with Gallamore West readers! xoxo, Laurie