Thursday, November 15

inspired by...

I pinned this bracelet to one of my Pinterest boards a few weeks ago:


And I've stopped to look at it mannnnnnny times since!

I ADORE the “old school” cross-stitch mixed with metal! I think it’s one of the greatest contrasts that I've seen in a long time – and I’m all about contrast! Since the bracelet was part of an art exhibit (and rightfully so) I quit looking for where to buy it and decided to use it as my PinSpiration.


Cross-stitching abilities are NOwhere on the red.neck Chic resume because I get all confused, tangled and lose count of whatever stitches I was supposed to be stitching and end up with strings everywhere but where they are supposed to be... Instead? Here’s what I did:

Supplies Needed...


Plus some E6000, clothes pins and a small piece of leather.


There are filigree findings in all of the crafty stores right now – so I am SURE that you can find some that tickle your creative bone!!!

I took the flat filigree flowers and broke them in half - then broke the third part off - to make the leaves...


and started running various colors of embroidery floss through all of the holes...


making my flowers and my leaves. I would like to say that I used some magical technique, but... there was absolutely no method to my madness (you know me - I just roll with it...) so just stitch the stitch that makes you happy!

When I was done:


I stitched all of my flowers and leaves in to place using the holes in the silver cuff bracelet I found. If you don’t have holes in your cuff bracelet:


E6000 and some fantastically red.neck clamps (aka: clothes pins) work wonders!

Because I had stitched the flowers to my cuff, I secured a strip of leather to the inside (to hold my ends) then I glued some sparkles in to my happy flower centers... and I dropped some glue in all kinds of other places to hold leaves a little flatter, (got some in my hair), etc. etc.


Super simple – super happy! Are you going to make one? I think I’m going to call mine my “wrist garden” because actual gardening is MIA off the red.neck Chic resume along with cross-stitching... and cooking...

comin’ to you LIVE from a single-wide where I needed to find some inspiration – what has been inspiring you lately?

19 comments:

  1. OOOH MMMMM GEEEEE What a great idea!!!! You come up with the best ideas, Robelyn:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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    1. Debra - Thank You!!! I'm going to wear it today!

      xoxoxo

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  2. Seriously!! There is no end to your madness. :)
    You are such a creative red neck Chic! I love this!!

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    1. All I need now is the straight jacket! Haha! Thank you!!!!

      Xo

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  3. a set of 4
    point, click
    napkin rings

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    1. hmmmmm...... i'm on it!

      xoxo

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  4. Those are great!!! Of course, you could have hot-glued them to your wrists...

    :op

    ~shoes~

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    1. i could have! or duct taped them!!!

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    1. Hayley - THANK YOU!!! How are you doing?!

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  6. Your bracelet is gorgeous! I love that you made it and it's definitely one of a kind - except now everyone is going to copy it. Love!

    Danielle

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    1. Danielle - Thank You!!! That's okay on this - I'm thinking that everyone needs their version of a wrist garden!

      xo
      robelyn

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  7. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!! You are thinking waaaayyyy outside the box. :)

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    1. Jill - LOL! I do that sometimes! haha!!!

      Thank You!!!

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  8. Of course the possibilities are endless with this...headbands, belt buckles and sweater pins!
    Just beautiful!!

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    1. Sandi - Oh good grief - you have my brain wheels spinning now!!!

      Thank You!!!

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  10. oo, love your cross stitched bracelt especially! May I "PIN" it onto my gift board "for you".

    With Kindness,
    Mary

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