How to Make a Mini Tapestry in a Cuff Bracelet
What happens when you mix sleek cage cuffs with woven embroidery thread? These bangin’ multi-textural cuffs, that’s what! With the rise of woven wall hangings and hair tapestries everywhere, we decided a mini version was necessary for our jewelry collection!
We gathered all the supplies you need, including embroidery thread in four colors, into our Woven Cuff Kit! Grab one for yourself and get wrapped up in this DIY.
– brass cuff
– embroidery thread
– E-6000 glue
(or get everything HERE in our kit!)
1. Tie the end of one skein of embroidery thread onto the top bar of your brass cuff and trim.
2. Start wrapping the embroidery thread up and down, making sure to wrap around the bar each time.
3. Keep wrapping back and forth, holding the whole skein as you wrap, until your section is done.
4. Tightly tie a knot underneath the top or bottom bar of your cuff and trim the end with scissors.
5. Add a small dot of glue to your two starting and finishing knots and smooth them down with your finger.
6. Repeat the same process with more colors to complete your own custom design!
7. To add woven sections to your wrapped cuff, cut a long piece of embroidery thread.
8. Using the needle, weave the embroidery thread over and under your vertical threads.
9. Tighten your stitches by pushing them upward with your needle.
10. Finish this section by loosely tying the two ends of your thread together and secure with glue.
11. Repeat this process for more woven color blocks and admire your mini wearable tapestry!
Grab a kit (including everything shown above) and let’s get wrapping!
Tie the end of one skein of embroidery thread onto the top bar of your brass cuff with a double knot and trim.
Start wrapping the embroidery thread up and down, making sure to wrap around the bar each time.
Keep wrapping back and forth, holding the whole skein as you wrap until your section is done.
Tightly tie a double knot underneath the top or bottom bar of your cuff and trim the end with scissors.
Add a small dot of glue to your starting and finishing knots and smooth down with your finger.
Repeat the same process with more colors to complete your own design! We left a sneaky little gap in there to give it some interest.
For this woven design, start by wrapping your cuff just like you did in the previous six steps.
Cut off a long piece of embroidery thread in any color you want and thread through your needle.
Using the needle, weave the embroidery thread over and under your vertical threads.
Keep weaving the threaded needle back and forth to create a woven pattern with alternating stitches. You can also use your needle to slide the stitches upward, tightening the woven section.
To finish this section, loosely tie the two ends of your thread together with a double knot on the backside of your cuff.
Trim off the excess thread and secure with a small dot of glue.
Repeat this process for more woven color blocks and admire your mini wearable tapestry!
Each kit comes with these four colors to make a custom design of your own, with or without woven details.
Brit + Co creative intern Brittany did the honors of rocking these cuffs around the office for us.
Woven or wrapped, we’re definitely gifting these classy cuffs to our bffs, sisters, moms, aunts and in-laws STAT.
What else are you wrapping up in embroidery thread? Tell us in the comments below.
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