I was out and about the other day and decided to make an impromptu pit stop at Opening Ceremony. It is a store like no other. Very aspirational, highly inspirational (it inspired this post!). I hope it will become to LA what Fred Segal once was... Okay, before I go off on another tangent, let me get to my point. I was saying how inspired I was. Particularly inspired when I stumbled onto yet another work of art by Delphina Delettrez. (You may remember this post when an obsession with a DD cuff unleashed a flurry of creativity resulting in a hand painted clutch???)
Well, this time Delphina's "Rapunzel Bangle" was the culprit. The Rapunzel stole my heart and broke it all at once - she was so pretty and so unattainably expensive! If you feel an obsession coming on too, don't feel sad for us because I've found a way to get the look and it's pretty darn easy.
Here's what you'll need:
Cheapy bangles - found these at F21
Colored floss (I think choosing one color in a gradation of light to dark would be cool too) - found these at Michaels
You'll also need a ruler and a nice pair of sharp scissors
Step One: Decide how adventurous and impractical your bangles are going to be. I decided 12 inches sounded just long enough to be dramatic without having to worry about the situation getting too tangled down there. Keep in mind the floss is going to be folded in half and looped around the bangle so I doubled the initial length, making it 24 inches. Measure each strand, clip and set aside in a nice neat stack.
Step Two: Making sure the strands of floss are even (I used 8 strands per color), fold stack in half and loop around bangle.
Step Three: Pull ends through the center of loop
Step Four: Pull the ends tight until the loop is flush with the bangle. Repeat.
I used 6 colors for the first bangle and 8 strands of floss for each color
For the second I used 7 different colors and 5 strands of floss for each. This time I added two strands of the neighboring shade to each grouping so that the colors sort of bled into one another.
If you're going to be this bold may as well pile it on!
Do you think you'll give it a try?
Happy Friday everyone! Glad to be back... I missed you so...
Have a great weekend!