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.


May 17, 2012 12:00 PM

DIY with Venessa Arizaga

To begin, take about four strands — plus some heavy thread to give the bracelet texture — and measure them so each is about a yard in length. Go back and forth, folding the thread over itself five or six times to get the right thickness, and then cut. Snip ends as you go along to avoid lumps.