In my sifting/interwebbing through oodles and oodles of magazines I came across this awesome Kenzo piece.
I immediately said to myself…this can totally be created using things that I currently have sitting in my kitchen, my tool drawer, and my shoebox o’nail fixins (as in nail polish, emory boards, and cotton balls.) The two main ingredients – kitchen gloves and washers!
I need to get the bands for the bracelet first, so I chopped off the pinky finger and went all the way down to the wrist area.
I’m going for the most length, so I cut this pinky piece off on both gloves.
Once both pieces were trimmed, I turned them inside out and stitched the open sides closed.
Post stitching, the fingers looked a bit like this…
…before I turned both inside out!
I took the two closed sides and began to copy the band placement – loop one band and then loop the other band inside the hole!
In my bracelet prep, I tested out two different methods. For one, I stuffed the straps with cotton balls to copy the thickness of the Kenzo bracelet.
With the cotton stuffed inside, the band was rounder.
Version two didn’t have anything filled in the band and looked a little something like this…
Not a huge difference, but it was fun testing out options! Once both bracelets had the washers attached, I hand sewed a few stitches by the washers to keep the bands from coming undone and then trimmed and stitched the ends together. Since these are made out of rubber, they’re a bit stretchy – just measure your wrist comfortably and make sure you can get the piece on and off.
With my pieces stitched and complete, I tossed them on my wrist to test them out!
I think I’m going to make a few more of the non-cotton varietal. I’m digging the idea of layering a few of these on my wrist. Get creative – use different colored gloves, substitute bright cording instead. I immediately thought to go the glove route when I saw the image, but let your imagination take reign!!
I’m pretty much loving my new wrist gear that was made from things in my house already – gloves, washers, cotton balls, and my sewing machine.