Friday, December 2, 2011

***Brook & Lyn DIY Part I****

After being inspired by Brook & Lyn's Spring 2012 collection many posts ago, I have finally gotten around to documenting the DIY.  As the title suggests, this is only Part I.  With so many different ideas filling my head I decided to break it up a bit...the last thing I want to do is overload you guys. 

The List:
  • Embroidery thread
  • Leather/Suede scraps
  • Sharp blade
  • Ribbon clamps
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue/ E6000
  • Small pieces of glass (found at local craft store)

  • Get your supplies together and cut your embroidery thread to the length that you like.  I chose 5 colors and used all 5 twice.  
  • Use one of the ribbon clamps to hold together the strands on one side.  A dollop of fabric glue works well here as it keeps all the threads together.  

  • Cut out your shapes and on one piece of the leather, using your sharp blade, create the window where the mirror will peek through
  • Glue the mirror to the bottom leather piece 
  • Return to your embroidery thread and twist the strands together.  While remaining twisted, use your last ribbon clamp to secure it.
  • With the the rope now created, center the bottom leather piece with the glass underneath your rope.  Line up the top leather piece over the rope and glue.
  • Add your necklace clasps and rock your new fabulous necklace...even if it is a bit early.


Although the circle has its own allure, try playing around with other shapes for a more modern look and stay tuned for more Brook & Lyn fun...
**beware of glue residue and allow your piece to dry thoroughly. if you're feeling anxious ( like I was) its best to wait so you don't ruin your hard**

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