Sparkle Sparkle! Trim turned bracelets in a jiffy!

Who doesn’t love cheap affordable! I for one am always looking for affordable ways to create accessories so while I was waiting in the cutting line at JoAnns and the trim section caught my eye I knew I was on to something great! I’m on a jewelry fix right now and my brain started churning.
Project Runway now has a line of trim at JoAnns! Loads of beautiful trim that sparkles and adds texture! I was drawn to the ruffles and sequins and thought they would make beautiful bracelets. I bought 1/3-1/2 of a yard of each and spent around $5 total on all this trim. 

 

 

Next it was off to the jewelry making section where I grabbed a pack of ribbon clasps for $2. This pack will give me three finished bracelets.
I measured and cut my trim to fit my wrist. Be sure to burn the edges to keep the ends from fraying. You’ll need a small pair of pliers to clamp and attach the clasps.
The thinner gold trim worked great to get a twisted look. I took two pieces and twisted them together before I clamped the second end.
I love this last one! It looks like a fun cuff! This trip was stretchy so all I did was hot glue the ends together. You could also stitch it.
So cute right! So for $7 I created 4 new bracelets that are going to  add a little sparkle to my outfits!
Think outside the box the next time you visit the craft store. Trim can become a great tool for jewelry and with all of the amazing varieties out there you are sure to find something great to work with.
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  1. 1
    Madigan at madiganmade says:

    This is a seriously cute idea! Genius way to use up old scraps, too.

  2. 3

    Ooh, what a great idea! I love the trim aisle but can never think of what to do with all that pretty trim. This is a great idea.

    • 4

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  3. 5
    Country Mouse says:

    Super cute idea! This is something my teen daughter would love to create!!! thanks for sharing!

  4. 6

    What a fantastic idea! Very, very cute. Makes you look at the trim section in a whole new light!

  5. 7
    [email protected] says:

    those are super cute! what a great idea!

  6. 8
    The WholeFamDamily says:

    first, i need to visit the craft store.
    second, i LOVE this idea, i need to go look at trim, maybe even for shirts in my closet i'm not in love with, oooh, the wheels are turning! :)

  7. 9

    Ahhhhhh! I am in love with sparkly stuff these are so amazing.

  8. 10
    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Super cute idea!! Definitely adding this to my Pinterest boards. :)

  9. 11
    Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    These are so cool! I love love love these.

  10. 12

    OMG how cute! You twisted my arm . . I'm going to Joann's this afternoon. LOL

  11. 13

    Fabulous! I know where I'll be headed later this week! TFS!

  12. 14
    Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    These are soooo cute!! I love them all but especially the last one with the little ruffles! What a great idea! :)

  13. 15

    Brilliant, I say, brilliant! I need to head to the trim aisle!

  14. 16
    The Scrappy Housewife says:

    So cute!

    Christina @ The Scrappy Housewife

  15. 17

    Those are awesome!

  16. 18

    This is awesome! Great idea!

  17. 19
    Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe says:

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing the idea.

  18. 20

    Super cute!

  19. 21
    Ladybird Ln says:

    What a fabulous idea, they look great! I love the sparkles!

    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

  20. 22
    Etcetorize says:

    Love love love this project. Such a good idea~

  21. 23
    Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says:

    Those look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  22. 24

    super cute! i've used sparkly trims like this to make headbands, but bracelets are a really good idea!

  23. 25

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  24. 26

    I think this is an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  25. 27

    What a cute idea-I’ve never seen those ribbon clasps.Thanks so much for sharing a great idea! Found you on HowDoesShe.

  26. 28

    as it is said “LOVE LOVE LOVE ” it!!

  27. 29

    fabulous idea BUT how the heck do you twist the sparkly ribbon and have it lay flat? bought all the stuff to make a bunch for Christmas presents and I can’t figure it out!! please help me.

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