What do you think? Cute?
They are made from these:
Jelly headbands! Got 'em at the dollar store, two-for-a-buck.
How's about a tutorial? Note: if you love complicated, messy or highly technical craft projects, this is NOT the tutorial for you. (In fact, this is not even the blog for you! Go away. Now.) But if you're the right sort, read on.
First, trim away the end bits.
(I know you know I am making something else with those end bits! That's for another day, though.)
Now let's do three flavors of jelly cuff.
Flavor one: I took a piece of the elastic that came with the headband, and criss-crossed it to join the two ends:
Just tie one knot on the underside - that's the cuff, done! Then a bit of ribbon to tie on a decorative button...
Flavor two: I used three jump rings to attach half a clasp to each end. So simple!
You can wear it right-side out, as above, or flip it to wrong-side out, as in the photo below:
I kind of love the wrong side, because you get some little bumps from the hair-gripping feature, and the light catches the filigree in a cool way - it gives the illusion of beveled edges.
Flavor three. Fold a piece of ribbon in half, and knot a small loop at the folded end.
Thread the ribbon along the edges, like so...
On the other end, add a button or bead and secure with a knot; that becomes your button clasp.
Embellish as before, simply tying something on with a bit of ribbon. Here I used a big wooden bead.
Yum! Jelly cuffs! I think they're quite delish.
Hope you enjoyed this one, I had so much fun with it. Plus, I've got a few more ideas for jelly-band jewelry waiting in the wings.
And hey - I was just kidding before. Really! You complicated crafters are always welcome here. Just don't breathe on me, I'm scared to catch it! Nyuk nyuk.