The challenge of finding Mom the perfect gift, that says “Mom you’re the best, and you mean the world to me” can be well, a challenge. I struggle every year to find a meaningful gift for the most important woman in my life, BUT what do you DIY for Mom as an ADULT? This year I decided give hand engraving a go, and let’s just say the result is beautiful, these bracelets are so lovely and dainty paired with your very own hand writing it’s the perfect personalized gift. I love these!
For this DIY you will need:
- Embroidery Floss https://wordpress.com/post/lifeinmauve.com/2386
- Stamping Straight tape
- Stamping Bars
- Circle Stamping Blanks
- Jump rings
- Jewelry Toggle
- Micro Engraver Tool (batteries not included)
- Charm Bracelet
For a wrap style bracelet, measure and cut 3, 42″ strands of floss then fold in half. You will be left with 6, 21″ strands. Repeat, you should have two set of 6, 21″ strands.
Once folded in half take a pencil and place it right at the center of your floss make a small tight knot, you should be left with a small loop around the pencil (repeat).
Take a small piece of your stamping tape and place it right over the loop (this stuff is very strong it keeps everything in place, it’s amazing!). Then separate the strands into 3 groups like this. (repeat)
Start creating a simple three strand braid, down the entire length, make a small knot at the end set a side for now. (repeat)
Take a pencil and write out a sample of what you would like to engrave. I recommend practicing on a separate bar or disc, it’s not very hard to use but it does take some getting used to (make sure you have fresh batteries). Then simply Trace over the pencil, I did a set of two, one with my Mom’s zodiac sign the second with her name.
Lastly take your jump ring and run it through the loop as well as through the bar, using pliers close jump ring, then take your toggle and attach it to the end. Repeat to the other side your are all done!
Here is the finish product, as you can see I made a second style using a charm bracelet and stamping discs. These are perfect, I love how minimal and chic they are.
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Thanks for reading and Happy Mother’s Day!