HWTF x Makers Kit Braided Bracelets

With summer just around the corner, I thought I’d bring back one of my favorite bracelet tutorials for my third DIY kit with Makers Kit. I love these delicate braided bracelets with their natural textures juxtaposed against shiny gold beads. The sliding knot closure allows them to be adjustable, which means they’re perfect for mixing into your everyday stack. All it takes some simple braiding skills before you start churning these pretty babies out for you and your friends. And with a curated supply list of colorful waxed cords and tiny gold plated brass beads, the design combinations are endless. I hope you guys have fun with this one!

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Each kit includes (makes 4 bracelets):

  • 1.5 yards of waxed cord, in 4 colors
  • 15 gold plated roundelle brass beads
  • 15 gold plated mini star brass beads
  • 3 gold plated spike charms

You’ll need:

  • scissors
  • lighter or glue
  • tape or clipboard

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Meredith Kahn

I can trace my love affair with Meredith Kahn‘s jewelry as far back as her Made Her Think days, many moons ago. So when she ventured into fine jewelry under her eponymous label, my affection only deepened. Her pieces are deeply sentimental and always so thoughtful, challenging the way we traditionally wear jewelry. Her latest collection of suede cords, for example, are meant to be worn wrapped around the neck or wrist. The addition of interchangeable precious metal beads and stones like opal, moonstone and turquoise are beautiful enough to make anyone wearing them feel magical. And as Meredith says, “It’s not her beauty, beauty fades. It’s her magic.”

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Janessa Leone Spring 2016

Objects found in nature, like leaves, petals, bark and stones, were the inspiration behind Janessa Leone‘s gorgeous spring color palette. Variations of the classic Panama, cadet hat and visor are hand woven in muted sage, light blush, soft grey and washed blue straw. And of course, none are without Janessa’s signature details like gold plated bars and suede leather bands. Sun protection never looked so chic.

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A Tiny Seaside Cabin

Architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet were faced with a challenge when renovating a seaside cabin, located on the Italian Riviera between Bordighera and San Remo. It was tiny. So small that it didn’t even have a toilet. So naturally, they used the rooms of a ship as inspiration to maximize space. For example, each step of the stairs pull out as drawers and the platform bed doubles as a dresser. Every piece of furniture functions as storage and yet, I appreciate how they managed to find room for a thrifted stand up piano on the terrace and an old wood burning stove in the kitchen. And floor to ceiling white? Love.

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