Jewelry Designer Venessa Arizaga Shares a Summer DIY

We'll teach you how to make a cute summer charm bracelet that will have all of your friends thinking you scooped it up on an exotic South American vacation! Brooklyn-based designer Venessa Arizaga gives us a step-by-step lesson.

By Alyssa Vingan

May 17, 2012 12:00 PM
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DIY with Venessa Arizaga

Next, we're going to attach the braid to a large piece of chain, which you can find at any craft store. Since we're using a really big chain, you can use a fat needle for the threading — it's a lot easier. You're going to use the same colors of thread you used for the braid to attach the two pieces.

Pro tip: If you use multiple threads, use wax to control them and help keep them together. Venessa uses beeswax, but she also recommends surf wax or candle wax.

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