Summer Festival Fever
Summer doesn’t feel like summer without rocking out at a music festival. From family-friendly block parties to boutique “glamping”, if you haven’t got your checklist done, waste no time, ’cause this summer is loaded with options. Go old school with flower tiaras or Woodstock floatiness, or go modern in cyber punk or cowboy looks. But whatever you choose, remember to take your festival staples: denim cut-offs, boho jewelry, funky bag and bandana. It’s time to embrace fringes, tassel jewelry, floppy hats and all the other festival accessories you’ve been waiting all year to wear.
Don’t forget the three golden rules: customize, customize, customize! So line up the crystals you’ll need for sexy earrings and bracelets; make a colorful tribal trim for your hat; and get a funky festival manicure with your friends. Then just tune in and get that weekend festival vibe!
Check out our “Festival Time”Pinterest Page full of festival fashion, jewelry and accessory inspiration to get you in the mood!
Stringing: String crystals onto beading wire, thread, cord, or even ribbon, depending on the size of the hole, is a very easy way to make beautiful jewelry or crystal creations to enjoy. With limitless colors available, you can achieve any number of design possibilities.
Knotting: The “Crowning Hippie Chic” hat project uses a technique called a “Surgeon’s Knot”, which worth mastering, as it’s a lot less likely to untie itself. It’s similar to the regular square knot, but with this difference: When you’re doing the first half of the knot, instead of taking one thread around the other thread just once, you wrap around it twice. This tight double-wrap will hold securely while you do the second half of the square knot in the usual way.
Boho Style Bangles ~ Free Design and Instructions
Swarovski Crystals in this Bohemian Style Project:
Swarovski Crystal 5000-6mm Round Beads in your favorite color ~ 36 pieces (the picture shows Crystal Astral Pink, but has since been discontinued).
Swarovski Crystal 5728-12mm Scarab Bead in Crystal Metallic Sunshine ~ 1 piece
Swarovski Crystal 5860-12mm Coin Pearl or 5810-12mm Round Pearl in Crystal Scarabeaus Green ~ 1 piece
Swarovski Crystal 6731-14mm Sea Snail Pendant in Crystal Bermuda Blue ~ 1 piece
Supplies and Tools
4x Bangles, 2mm, gold
2x Headpins, gold
4x Jump rings, 5mm, gold
1x Jump ring, 7mm, gold
Sewing thread, Ø 0.5mm, 5m, red
2x Split rings, gold
3x Tassels, small, multicolored
Beading needle, Flat nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Scissors, and a Side cutter
Swarovski Crystal Boho Bangle Instructions
STEP 1: Tie a knot on the bangle with the thread. Slide Swarovski Bead art. 5000 6mm Crystal Beads onto it using a beading needle. Wrap the thread around the bangle and back through the Swarovski bead and then onto the other bangle. Repeat this procedure until the bead is stabilized. Repeat the entire step to insert all the Swarovski 5000 beads onto the bangle.
STEP 2: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5728 12mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine onto the headpin. Turn a loop at the end and twist the wire twice around the base of the loop. Repeat once more using the Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5860.
STEP 3: Insert the tassels onto the split rings.
STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Crystal Pearl, Swarovski Bead and the tassel to the bangle using 5mm jump rings. Attach the rest of the Swarovski Crystals on the material list to the other bangle as shown in our illustrations with this step.
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!