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Monday, June 27, 2011

Anthropologie Terra Scintilla Bracelet Knock-Off Tutorial

Welcome to bracelet week!
It's going to be great fun!

Our first bracelet this week is an Anthropologie inspired bracelet. Like the tutorial I did for the Accordion Strands necklace, this is a designer piece of jewelry that uses techniques I did as a child and have made for as long as I can remember.

Here are my bracelets:

This is the Anthro version:

While the colors are a bit different, mine looks just the same! The Terra Scintilla bracelet retails at $38 for two bracelets (although it does appear to be marked down). You can make your own for much, much less!

(get this colorful pack at a craft store, or find brown at Walmart)
Thin bangle bracelet
(any color will do- find large packs at Forver 21 or Walmart)
Jeweled trim
(I found it packaged in the jewelry section of a craft store)

If you can find a bracelet with the 4 jewels already attached, that would be a little easier to use. I looked and looked for one but had no luck.

Strong glue such as E-6000

Cut four jewels from your trim. Follow the directions on the package of your glue to attach the jewels to the bracelet. Allow for the drying time specified for your glue. This will also work if the bracelet has a slight texture.

Cut 120 inches from your hemp. Find the middle and put it behind the bracelet. I like to start on the opposite side from the glued jewels.

Cross the left end of the hemp over the bracelet.

Cross the right end of the hemp over the left end.

Pull the right end under the bracelet and up through the loop on the left.

Pull it tight and you have your first knot.

Now, repeat on the other side. Cross the right end over the bracelet.

Cross the left end over the right piece.

Take the left end, pull it under the bracelet and up through the loop.

Pull it tight.

That's it! Now continue this process. Be sure to switch back and forth from left to right side with each knot. You can tell which side you are supposed to be on by looking at the last knot you did. Look at the photo below. See how the outside loop is on the right hand side? That means that my next knot will begin with the right side of the hemp.

Continue this process until you reach the jewels. Be sure to tie as many knots as you can so that the hemp is snug up against the first jewel.

Now, tie your next knot as described above, just go around the jewel.

For the size of my materials, I could fit two knots in between each jewel. Do as many as you can to make it a snug fit until you reach the end of the jewels.

Continue tying knots until you reach the beginning of the hemp. Again, fit as many knots to make it nice and tight. You will want to end on a knot that starts by crossing the right piece first so that you can't tell where the end is.

Bring the strings to the inside of the bracelet and tie one simple knot just like you are about to tie a bow. Put glue over the knot, wait for it to dry, and trim the ends of the string. DO NOT cut the ends off until you have finished the gluing process or your knot will come undone.

That's it! Now you have your own Terra Scintilla Bracelet.

Make some in all different colors!

This is a really fun project, but can be a lot of materials to buy (and money to invest) if you only want to make one or two bracelets. To help you out, I have created "Anthropologie Inspired Bracelet Kits" for sale in my Etsy shop.

For $2.50, your kit includes one bangle bracelet, 120" of hemp in your choice of color, and a piece of trim with four jewels

Buy a kit to make two bracelets for $4.50.

You can also buy the finished bracelet in your choice of colors 1 for $9.50 or 2 for $18.

If any of the listings appear to be sold out, let me know and I can set up a custom order for you!

Please don't hesitate to ask questions! It takes just a minute to catch on to the process, but once you have got it- it's pretty simple. I taught my teenage nieces how to make these the other day and they were able to pick up on it really fast.

Good luck and have fun!


Sara {Sara's Closet} said...

Oh my goodness! I remember making a ton of these in Jr. fun. Loven' them all over again =)

Kellie said...

so cute, thanks for sharing can't wait to try them.

tinahead81 said...

that is so cute!!!!!!

Markelle said...

um, yours are totally better. take that Anthro!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

I'm a little bit in love with these. Seriously, WAY better than Anthro. I'm featuring this on my blog's facebook page!

ElisabethAndrée said...

What a good tutorial and your bracelets are looking fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jessica@MakeItLovely said...

That is perfect!!!! I love Anthro, and you did a great tutorial! I'm your newest follower ;)

Linda Z said...

These are so great! Thanks for the tutorial!

Carolyn said...

These are great. I like your better than the original Anthro ones. I would be thrilled if you shared this project at my link party.

Thanks for the creative inspiration.
carolyn | homework

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

LOVE IT! I am so making this...
I'd love for you to share it at my link party.

Melanie Davis said...

my friend has the real anthro version of these, and I saw them and said I used to make friendship bracelets like that all the time when I was little! I am now officially inspired to make them :) Great blog by the way! New official follower.

Diana said...

How creative!! I was a total tom boy growing up so soccer and mud took place of cooking and crafting. I am now trying to catch up and these look awesome!!

Sachiko said...

I love those!! You did such a wonderful job on the tutorial too.

Christine said...

I totally want to make these...I agree that your tutorial was excellent, and your idea to sell little sets is brilliant!

Zannid said...

These are too pretty! Thank you for the tutorial.

I'm a new follower from the Weekend Wrap Up Party, would appreciate if you wouldn't mind following me back.


Peekadot said...

These are totally beautiful, thanks for giving this out for all

Sonja said...

Love Love Love daughters and nieces will love these!

Viv said...

Awesome! Going on my "To Do" list right now

Carmella said...

great tutorial!! and....I love your idea for the kits on your etsy shop! I will be giving this one a try for sure...and I am happy to be your newest follower so I can keep up with all the creative things you are doing! I would love for you to visit my little corner of the blogging world when you aren't too busy making fabulous bracelets :)

Kassiah said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial xoxo

Screaming Sardine said...

Your bracelets are way prettier than the anthro. Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial. I'll be making some up!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Nancy said...

How Creative & Pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!


cookieandclaire said...

This is a great tutorial. I really feel like I could make it after reading it - That isn't always the case out here in blogland!
I am a new follower from Tea Rose Home. I would love a "follow back" if you have a chance - BUt you might be too busy making bracelets - they are precious!
Come see me at

Kim from Maiden D'Shade said...

Great tutorial! I think my daughter would love making these! Thanks for sharing!

Carmella said...

Good morning Aubree...I wanted to let you know that I featured these beautiful bracelets as part of my Friday Faves on my blog today! If you get some time I would love for you to come check it out! I hope you have a great weekend!

Alyssa said...

Oh my goodness! I love this tutorial!! Girl you are so creative! I am one of your newest followers!! I might need to do a post about you!!

Jane said...

I like yours more than I like Antro's! So cute! I can't wait to make some!

Hind said...

so pretty!!

Kelli said...

This is so, so cute! And I actually like your's better too! I've got it bookmarked till I can get some colored hemp. I only have light brown and would prefer some colored ones.

Heather said...

Aubree, like everyone else has said, these bracelets are just darling. I went to Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's today to try to get supplies, but had no luck! I can't find those pretty hemp cord colors like you found--just brown or dark reds and greens. Any suggestions for other stores to check? Michael's, maybe? Thanks for your help and your fabulous tutorial.

Aubree said...

Heather- I bought them at a store called Robert's that is local to this area. I haven't checked Michael's. You may want to look online too. Sorry! Good luck!

Steff's Fashion said...

Um, these rock! I too think yours are better than Anthros! Almost like everything else you do! I posted this on my FB and hopefully when I visit UT next week me and my sisters will do this! Thank you SO much! (btw you can come over and do it with us if you'd like ;)

Kayla said...

Thanks so much for checking out my blog and for this awesome tutorial! :) I love all your projects!

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Lexie said...

These are SOOOOOOO cute! :) I should try them sometime, maybe.

Good idea! :)
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Adina Smith said...

OMG what a pretty Bracelets. This is my first time to this site but my friend has told me about your work and you are very very good!
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Christy Allen said...

I really enjoyed your tutorial. It was a great post. I have included it one of my blogs. Please take a few minutes to visit. Thank you so much

Andrew James said...

I really appreciate your work its awesome and helpful to make stylish bracelets with your own style. Thanks to share!!

Heather Korynta said...

I love them, I also think your's look much nicer than the pricy one.

Diana Collins said...

I like yours better! More polished look.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

What a great project! I've featured this in a DIY anthro jewelry knock-off round-up on my blog today! Here's the link if you want to check it out:

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