Create This Nordstrom Inspired, Mommy and Me Look with Our Amazing Matriarch How-To
The bohemian trend consistently reminds me of warmer weather. I tend to stock my summer wardrobe with a lot of boho-esque pieces. I love the comfort and freedom of the loose, flowy fabrics when the temperatures soar. With little effort, you can rock your inner bohemian goddess and look put together at the same time. That’s a win win for any mom in a rush.
Recently, I came across some really fun, colorful, boho-chic bracelets at Nordstrom and I was inspired to recreate the look for less. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that these bracelets are very easy to make and look store bought. As I noticed my daughter picking them up and putting them on the moment each was completed, I decided to make her a matching set that fits perfectly.
Here’s what you need (all can be found at Michaels or your local arts and crafts store):
- Different Variations of Colorful Beads
- .5mm or 1mm Stretchy Elastic Cord or String (I prefer clear so you do not see the string when the bracelets stretch apart)
- Closed Jump Ring in the Finish of your choice
- Embroidery Floss in the Colors of your choice
- Clear Glue
Step 1 – Stringing the Beads:
String the beads of your choice on the stretchy elastic cord.
Keep your string attached to the roll until you have completed stringing the beads. This will help keep the bead in one place. Once you have finished stringing the beads, tie a knot at the end where you inserted the beads, leaving about 1.5 inches from the knot until the end of the string so as to tie the sides together at the end. It’s better to be generous and leave more string than less as you can always cut what you don’t use. If you don’t leave enough room at the ends then you will not be able to secure the beads properly.
Once you have finished stringing your beads, double knot the cord on one side (so the beads are held together). Next, take the pair of scissors and cut the other side of the cord that is still attached to the rope. Be sure to leave at least 1.5 inches from the end of the knot to the end of the string for the final tie. Double knot that side of the cord so the beads do not slide and are held in place.
Step 3 – Making the Tassel:
Take an embroidery floss color of choice, that is already looped (most already come this way). Grab your scissors and cut the floss in the middle of the loop. Take one end of the floss bunch and wrap some clear tape around the tips. Insert the taped side of floss through the middle of a closed jump ring. Once the floss is inside the ring, cut a 3 inch piece of floss and wrap it around the nape of the thread (below the ring), securing with a double knot. Next, remove the tape at the end of the tips and cut the tassel to your desired length.
Once the tassel is complete, take one end of the clear cord and insert it into the middle of the tassel closed jump ring. Finish your bracelet by securing with a surgical knot. I like to apply 2 surgical knots and finish off the bracelet with some clear super glue to insure that the knot does not slip out of place.
These bracelets are perfect for infusing a little boho into your summer wardrobe or accentuating your swimsuit while sitting on the beach or by the pool. Plus, they attract lots of compliments. Make this your next mother and daughter project on a rainy day, not only will you love them but your daughters will be so excited to have a matching pair!
If you love these boho bracelets but don’t have the patience to try the look for less, here are a few of my favorites:
– Just one Bohemian bringing colorful accessories to your summer wardrobe, Thia
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