So as I am near to the end of my legal studies (postgraduate currently doing the Bar), I suddenly find no use of my paperclips. So one day it struck me to make them into bracelets which was featured in my previous post here. I’ve never done this before, but I’m pretty sure almost everyone’s done it. Have you? Anyway, here’s a very simple guide on how I did it!
Here’s what I used:
- Paperclips (mine were golden in colour)
- Jumprings to tie the ends up (I used 4mm ones)
- Lobster clasp (or bolt clasp)
- A pretty button (or you can use charms)
- Flat Nose and Round Nose plier (to connect those jumprings)
How To Do:
- Slide the paperclip through! I used a maximum of 4 paperclips per column.
In the below photo, I used 4 and 3 paperclips per column to give it a fuller look.
- Make sure it’s organised, if you’re using the pointy ends, then stick to it throughout.
- Connect jumprings at both ends (using the pliers).
- Choose one end to connect the lobster clasp.
- Choose the other end and attach more jumprings as an extension.
- End the extension with a cute button you’ve found! Or charms :D
Now you have a chunky paperclip bracelet! Stack ‘em and have a great arm party! :D I paired mine with these amazing studded cuffs from Cuff and Neck!
I’ve now ran out of paperclips – but I managed to make 4 bracelets! Woohoo. If you do try these out, let me know how it goes – I’d love to see!
P.S: I’m finally done with my Advocacy exams – nerve wrecking but hopefully it went ok! Had a horrendous exam today (Opinion Writing) which lasted 5 bloody hours AND STILL NOT ENOUGH TIME, 2 more exams to go and a legal pro-bono porfolio to hand in and then I’ll be done (hopefully) with Bar school! Here’s hoping…
♥ P E A C H E S