It took me about an hour to make 2 of these bracelets for my nieces for Christmas. My total cost was about $1.00 each as I was able to use old buttons, fabric scraps, and dissected broken jewelry parts. I used scraps of fabrics with peace signs, skulls, flowers, nail polish, dog, and cat designs.
I have a box full of broken jewelry, scrap fabrics, buttons, and doodads that break off of things that I find interesting. I collect and save things for just such a project. When I need a quick gift for a birthday party this is where I go. I find interesting little things everywhere I go. Open your eyes and find these little treasures and put them in a box. I’ve found fantastic inspiration pieces in of all places, a gum ball machine. For 50 cents I’ve found great things that inspire a gorgeous piece of jewelry or a really pretty embellishment to a handbag. Separately they don’t look like much but all together it’s a gold mine of ideas.