J Crew crystal bracelet, vintage chain link bracelet with hardware store upgrade
A couple of weeks ago I got all ambitious and tried making a braided hex bracelet, snickering to myself all the while because lazy people were paying $40 or more for them on Etsy. Well I can tell you, 3 hours and 5 or so frustrating attempts later, and I'm convinced that the pre-made ones are worth every penny. Those things are stupid-hard to make.
As an easier DIY project (a one-armed child could do it) I decided to use these plumbing pieces I got at Home Depot to dress up a vintage bracelet. First saw them standing in as super cool modern rings on Ivania at Love Aesthetics (who does the GREATEST DIY's) and picked them up in the hope that some use would come of them. And lo and behold, it did. The same cannot be said for the 40 yards of bungee cord or mason line I also bought at Home Depot. I swear, that place is harder to get out of without spending $100 than Costco.