Malls,Mall hair, Espirit, jelly shoes,Garbage pail kids and slap bracelets.
The first two albums I ever bought myself in 8th grade were Lionel Richie’s Hello and Cyndi Lauper’s She’s so unusual. Ahhhh… the good old days.
I now have a super-groovy girlfriend who recently turned 40.She is very hip and stylish. Unlike me who walks around all day in paint-splattered yoga pants.
I am a bit (waaaaay) behind on her birthday gift, because I wanted to make her a couple of cuff bracelets, but I was trying to figure out how to make it work when memories of the 80′s whacked me upside the head
But not in 1980′s Goonies- style, more like re-made to 2013, it’s totally cool to be 40 year-old style.
And it’s so easy and cute I had to share!
I picked up a pack of slap bracelets from the party supply store, about 1/3 of a yard of some fancy trim from the fabric store with a large embellishment, and some craft felt that matched my trim and warmed up my hot glue gun. And I love to make jewelry, but this was fun and something different.
Cut your trim to just a bit longer than the slap bracelets.Measure and cut your craft felt to the width of your trim and length and make it double wide so you can fold it over. Hot glue it in on both sides.
Glue the raw edge of your trim under so it doesn’t fray.
Once it’s the right length; double check which way your bracelet “slaps” and glue it on the side that curves up.
After it’s glued, take an extra piece of felt and finish off one end. This will be the outside end. It makes it look more finished.
Hot glue your embellishment into the center of the bracelet on the trim and you are ready to slap it on!
I think it looks very cool!
I did one in brown too with a different flower. The fabric store had all kinds of lace and trims, in lots of colors that would work. Each bracelet was under $15 and I have seen them go for triple that!
I think they would dress up jeans or a “goin’ out” outfit for those of you who still are awake after 9 pm.
You gotta love something that came out of the 1980′s.
I think there’s a little left in me somewhere.
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