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Spring Bling

By Whitehaus @wecanredoit

My daughter, Ophelia, recently added a silver colored belt she'd outgrown to our giveaway pile, but my love of all things shiny required that I fish it out. So glad I did! After a little cutting, gluing and sewing, there were five one of a kind and ready to wear pieces wherethere had previously only been the one

Spring BlingMaterials*silver belt*3 spring clips *2"piece of very stretchy 3/4" wide elastic*13" piece of 3/8" wide elasticSpring BlingThe Cuff:To make the cuff bracelet I cut off enough of the belt strap to wrap almost all the way around my wrist, minus two inches. Then, cut a 2" piece of super stretchy elastic and burnt the ends of the elastic for just a second with a lighter to keep the ends from fraying.Spring Bling

All that was need to finish was sewing the two ends of the elastic to each end of the belt. I opted to do this part on my sewing machine to save time, though it could've been accomplished just as easily by hand sewing.

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Because of my tendency toward being rough on things and the cuff's extremely snug fit, I ran an extra line of stitches on each side. This reinforcement would help the sewing better withstand the stress of pulling the bracelet on and off.

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The Headband:The process for making the headband was the same as getting the cuff together: plan out the lengths of the belt and elastic strip I'd be using, then sew them together on my machine.
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The one way I deviated the construction of the headband from the cuff was by giving the area where the belt was sewn to the elastic a more detailed finish.
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Right over the line of stitches at the bottom of the belt piece I hot glued an extra piece of elastic. I put just a little glue on the elastic at a time, pulled it tight and then wrapped it a few times around the belt in a crisscross.
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Totally unnecessary step, but nice to look at.
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The Hair Clips:
For each clip I cut a piece of the belt that was the same length as the spring clip, plus an additional 1/8" on each side, hot glued it into place...
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...and Ta-da! Done!

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The easiest and by far my favorite of the three!

Thank you, Ophelia, for providing the inspirational item for this project! Five new accessories in less than 30 minutes = awesome.

TOOLS NEEDED:
*glue gun*scissors*needle and thread*lighter
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