Thursday, 6 September 2012

DIY JEWELLED BRALET

I was casually browsing Topshop's website and came across THE MOST AMAZING bralet i'd ever seen...
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Covered in jeweles front to back I just had to have it! The only problem was that it was out of stock online and I couldn't find it when I went down town :( After being upset for a while I decided to make my own!
:)

I started off by searching for a bralet, i went on eBay and found a plain black one with elasticated sides, which i thought would be perfect.

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet

After buying my bralet, i went in search of some jeweles. I first tried the market and got 60 teardop clear ones for £6.00. I decided to go online and buy them in bulk for cheaper. I went on eBay again and found the cheapest ones were from china so got differnt jewels but all within the same colour scheme of pinks, purples and reds.

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet

My jewels arrived  a lot quicker than expected so i could get started on sewing them all on :D

I decided to follow a similar design to the Topshop bralet, starting on the straps. I used the big squares, the rectangle and the long oval ones. It took me SIX AND A HALF HOURS just to do the straps... not entirely sure how haha i guess i was trying to line them up as neat as possible :)

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet
 
 
 I spent 2 and a half hours getting started on the front & back.
 
Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet
 
I sewed the jems on in order, the purple triangles, the red hearts, the pink rectangles etc so i could space them out evenly, i spent 2 hours 15 minutes on the main front section

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet

Another 2 hours and the front was nearly done

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet
 

Another 2 hours 45 minutes and the front was finished!

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet
 

The back didn't take me as long, probably becuase i'd already decided which jems to use and how to set it out, it still took 3 hours though :/

Sammi Jackson - DIY Jewelled Bralet
 

Overall it took 19 hours to complete!!!!
I was going to do the front side pannels too, but decided against it as it took so long, I seriously didn't expect it to take that long to sew them all on, it was ridiculous!
I should have just found one and bought it haha but i'm very pleased with how it has turned out though :)
 
DIY Jeweled Bralet:
Black cut out bralet: Ebay - £9.99, find here
Clear teardrop gems: Craft store, 60 for £6.00
Purple triange gems: Ebay - 100 for £1.83, find here
Purple ovel gems: Ebay - 70 for £1.97, find here
Pink rectangle gems: Ebay - 80 for £1.77, find here
Peach square gems: Ebay - 50 for £2.49, find here
Clear oval gems: Ebay - 100 for £1.66, find here
Red love heart gems: Ebay - 100 for £1.50, find here
Small pink ovel gems: Ebay - 200 for £1.46, find here
Sammi, x


11 comments:

  1. your version is amazing! Great diy x

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  2. OH, that's really very very cool!!!
    I wanted to do something very similar, but this jewelry "stones" are quite expensive in our shops...

    xoxo Iren
    Living In A Kitten's World

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  3. at least yours was probably cheaper than the topshop one! :)

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