11.22.2008

The Hook-Up

Famed brother-sister jewelry duo Giles and Brother are known for their unique brass and sterling silver pieces inspired by everyday objects such as safety pins, paper clips, horseshoes, and fishing hooks. Most of the men in my life seem to have an affinity for fishing, so I've inevitably picked up some knowledge on the subject. Though a day spent casting for bass in the hot sun and muddy waters sounds less than ideal, this wraparound bracelet is the perfect accessory to sport to a candle-lit seafood dinner. Follow with a romantic post-dinner harbor cruise, and your date will surely see you're the best catch ever!




What You'll Need:
Brass hook
Leather cord

Scissors





Fold the leather cord in half and tie to one end of the hook. Place knots sporadically down the length of the cord. When the bracelet is long enough to wrap around your wrist several times, finish it off with a double knot. Make sure the knot is loose enough that you can work the hook through it to hold the bracelet on your wrist. Cut off any excess string.

You'll reel in the most stylist stares with this tough, yet luxurious bracelet!

xx,CC

15 comments:

Charlie, The Sinner said...

Cool, it's not the first time I come to your blog but it's the first time I'm commenting: your tutorials just rock! :D

I'll be back,

Kisses from Portugal

charissa said...

i adore that. over christmas break i plan on making this, the chain and ribbon bracelets, and the crown of roses.

thanks for the inspiration!!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I *lOVE* this! I'll be making one and linking to this as well.

Blair said...

I love this one! Very nautical... :D

<3

Elizabeth said...

Its lovely! Thank you so much for making it!
xoxo
Liz

Hot Bot said...

So cute, so easy!

rosie said...

hi! i just stumbled upon your blog by accident. and thank god for that! i think your diy ideas are so great; they're simple to do and really creative. keep it up! you've got one more fan. :-)

ambika said...

There's a shop in Portland that carries leather goods. Maybe I'll check it out the next time I'm there to try to replicate this. Love the hook especially.

Gerry said...

Great DIY :) Date or no date, it's the kind of bracelet I'd wear everyday. The idea of mixing an old piece of brass with leather works so perfectly... I think I might try this with some horse pins and pieces from WWII to give as gifts. Thank you!

alison said...

What a great bracelet! I'd like to know where you found the brass snap used in your tutorial, it is lovely, and unlike anything I've seen at the hardware store...

S of Modern-Guilt said...

Oooh I am so trying to make this next weekend!
Love this blog, very inspiring.

Unwise Pedestrian said...

Love this idea! I'm so pleased I found your blog, it's so inspirational!

I laughed at your comment (the "I die!" part). I found the studs on TradeMe (a NZ site like ebay), but if you're in the US there's a HUGE range available at studsandspikes.com... And they were super easy to attach, I just pushed em through and folded the backs over.

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to make this!
I'm going to be crafting up a storm this year for Christmas gifts. Thank you for all the great ideas/tips/ect...

p.s. the last comment was deleted by me. I was signed in under my sister's username!

KATLIN said...

Wow, amazing. I want to try it in beige rope!

Anonymous said...

Please please please provide your sources for both the brass hook and the leather. I love your creation!