Sunday, 22 July 2012

Five Take: Fluorescents

Ooh it's Sunday, it's Five Take, and I'm actually on time this week. Amazing! For those of you not familiar with Five Take, I stole this from Nicole...

"The idea behind Five Take is pretty simple. One theme, five people… resulting in five different looks. The only restriction is having to shop from our closets. Sounds easy enough, right?"

I'll be completely honest, this week filled me with dread and fear... Fluorescents, oh dear, I like colour and prints, but Fluorescents, are you kidding me? The last time I wore anything of that nature was 1988 in the form of cycling shorts, and it's a look I ever plan on revisiting, trust me! I did however remember that I used to wear friendship bracelets of a Fluorescent nature, I also remembered that I got some great shoe laces from We Love Colors as part of the Plus North goody bags. I only own about 2 pairs of shoes that lace up, so I knew I wouldn't use them as laces, and then I had a brain wave!

I thought it might be nice to use them to make a bracelet instead!

This is probably not the best how-to guide, so why not check out...
http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/cobra-stitch.html
http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/
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L-R clockwise, get your desired string/laces/wool, whatever you want to use, along with two pieces of "internal" string, it doesn't matter too much what this looks like as it barely visible. Then tie a knot in the top and affix to a cushion or something secure. (I do mine on my trouser leg!)
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L-R clockwise, starting on the left, loop the left string over the central "reservation" if you will. Cross the right string over the top of the left string, under, and behind the central strings, then out through the left loop, pull both strings until they are firmly in place, but not too tight as to distort, now repeat but exactly opposite starting with the right string... It "should" look like this...
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I didn't wear anything too thrilling with my bracelet I'm afraid, just having a lazy Sunday so I wore my black column maxi with my denim shirt tied up...
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Maxi Dress - Littlewoods (previous season)
Denim Shirt - Littlewoods (previous season)
Sandals (just seen) - Tesco via charity shop
Bracelet - hand made using We Love Colors neon laces
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So what do you think?! Are you crafty, I like making stuff like this as I find it quite relaxing, do you or does it drive you batty?!
Don't forget to check out the othe Five Takers and see how they incorporated Fluorescents into their outfits this week!
Gina - Fat Fit Fine

6 comments:

  1. Genius idea! That's what Five Take is all about - making it work. I'm loving the quiff as well - I'm wearing my hair like that a fair bit as it desperately needs a cut!

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    1. Why thank you! I only had mine cut a couple of weeks ago, but as you know short hair can feel like its lacking in variety, but I think it's more versatile than we give it credit for sometimes!

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  2. Very Creative. I LOVE your hair in these pictures :) Would love to do take 5 think it's a great idea x

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    1. You should set one up! Maybe with some vintage belles? xx

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  3. I've never heard the word "quiff" but also like your hair quite a bit! Fun bracelet, smart idea, great casual outfit.

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