Make Studded Bangles in Under 15 Minutes
With a new year comes new fashion resolutions. We all want to make the most of things we already have, but it’s hard not to get bored with the old staples you loved so much in 2012.
If you love affordable accessories as much as we do, you likely have a set of scratched-up bangles kicking around your jewelry box. Time to transform them into brand new bracelets – all you need is a handful of studs and your trusty needle-nose pliers. Best of all, they only take 15 minutes to make!
– studs in various sizes
– cheap bangles (try Forever 21, a craft store, etc)
– needle-nose pliers
You know we love a good two-material hack!
For single bangles, use small studs and attach them to each bangle with your pliers. Create any pattern you like.
For two bangles at a time, use the next size up.
Looking good so far…!
And for three, go even bigger. So studly :)
And that’s all! Repeat with as many bangles and bangle sets as you like and you’re good to go. It would definitely be fun to integrate colorful bangles into the mix as well.
Throw on with any of your other favorite arm candy, and you’ve got a whole new look.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!