Shane's Ribbon Bracelets
Photography: Juliana Sohn
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011
Shane Powers's easy accessories require only dabs of glue and a few stitches. "You can buy ribbon in short lengths, so I pick a different kind for everyone on my list," he says. I select the color, texture, and pattern based on the person's style." These custom bands go with looks both casual and dressy.
Resources: Matte gold D rings, (#49505009) 10 mm, and (#495050510) 15 mm; gold D ring, (#42189002) 3/8", and (#44736122) 25 mm; plastic buckle D ring, (#49748007) 25 mm; and assorted ribbons; mjtrim.com.
Ribbon (new or vintage)
Tacky glue, such as Magna-Tac
Measure a piece of ribbon that circles once around the wrist, add 4 inches, then cut.
To prevent fraying, fold over 1/4 inch toward the back on 1 end; glue. Slip 2 D rings onto this same end. Then fold again by 1/2 inch, enclosing the flat sides of the D rings into the fold.
On the other end of the ribbon, fold 1/4 inch toward the front of the ribbon. Then fold another 1/4 inch and glue.
Secure both hems in place with a few stitches either by hand or on a sewing machine.