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Repurposed Monogram Bracelet

By January 1, 2012DIY

Well, it’s official. I’ve caught the Pinterest bug. I’m slightly obsessed. I also love Refinery29, who pointed me to the blog over at Honestly…WTF, where I found this diy wrap bracelet tutorial:

Honestly...WTF Wrap Bracelets

Wrap Bracelets from Honestly...WTF

So as you can see, this rabbit hole runs deep. I started with a few friendship bracelets (of which I will be making MANY more). But I really wanted to make one of those wrap bracelets. I was able to find some gray cord at a local bead shop, along with some gray nylon cord, similar to waxed linen. I would really have preferred working with the linen, but patience is not my strong suit and I could find NONE in Miami. I’ll have to order some online.

Anyhoo…I also could not find the chain nor the rhinestones at any stores in town. However, my neighbor had graciously given me the cutest monogram necklace with a ball chain in exchange for walking her dogs while she was on vacation. They’re dolls (my neighbors and the dogs) and I was not expecting anything at all. So nice. Problem is that I really don’t wear necklaces very often, so it languished in my jewelry box – until now!

Monogrammed necklace

Monogram necklace courtesy of my neighbor

So I decided to combine the project with the necklace! It was a bit trickier than I thought it was going to be, mostly due to twisting. The wax on the waxed linen could possibly help keep the chain put. I finally employed the help of a butterfly office clip to keep the cord in place while I wound the nylon around the chain.

Clip solution

Office clip solution - sorry for the fuzzy picture - not enough light!

So other than the twisting, which I find is an issue with this style of wrap bracelet,  I like how it came out! Hey, if anyone has anti-twisting pointers, please leave me a comment!

monogrammed bracelet



  • Suzy says:

    Love it! Speaking of Pinterest, I found the most AMAZING site (is that what you call it) on there with the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever seen. Her other categories are really good, too. Here’s her Pinterest site: Then check out her other categories, specifically “things to make and do”, go down to the bottom of the page and on the left hand side is a ruffled t-shirt under a blue cardigan. Click on that link and you will find a TON of cute and easy tutorials for modifying t-shirts and other stuff. I could LITERALLY spend weeks just looking at Tavia’s pictures, much less the links! Oh boy, I must turn it off, NOW!

  • Suzy says:

    P.s. not being so Blog-savvy myself, sorry for posting all of this if this is an inappropriate place to post, being public and all. Just delete my posts if you don’t want them here (AFTER visiting that Pinterest site – I swear she and I are aesthetic soulmates!)

  • domain says:

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog
    and was wondering what all is required to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions
    or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

    • katrina says:

      Hi Kassie,

      Sorry for the delayed response. I get so much spam, I don’t check my comments often!

      I designed my website myself using a premium wordpress theme. There are very simple themes you can use for free or you could spend a little more and get a theme with more features. There are lots of places that will configure a web blog for you for a fairly reasonable price. The most expensive thing is actually the time the developer spends installing and configuring it. But once it’s done, it’s pretty easy to manage!

      I do design web blogs, but I will say I’m not cheap. 🙂


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