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The Look for Less: Ettika Silk Wrap Bracelet

Ettika at ShopStyle

Many designers have turned inexpensive souvenirs that you might have picked up for a few dollars abroad, into fashionable—and expensive—commodities at home. Think Indian bangles or Tibetan prayer beads. This ethnic-inspired (for lack of a better word) Ettika Silk Wrap Bracelet with gold charms, for example, sells for $83 at Max & Chloe...

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

...Wanna look like a globetrotter, without dropping a ton of cash? Try this East of the Sun by Samanca Jewelry bracelet, made of a long silk ribbon dotted with gold-tone charms. It's available at Urban Outfitters for $24, and I bet you could probably find these somewhere else even cheaper—any ideas?

OOOHHH I really LOVE that!
#1 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-03-27 07:39 (Reply)
I'm thinking you could make this for about $10.00; ribbon, and some goldtone charms that they sell at most craft stores. each charm is about $1. or less.
#2 Beth B. on 2009-03-27 07:50 (Reply)
That would be SO easy to make! Michaels & other craft stores sell charms like that & ribbon too. If you have a 40% off coupon that you find in their flyers it would be even cheaper. I'm totally inspired to make one!!
#3 ChristineB on 2009-03-27 07:50 (Reply)
i love this. and i agree, you could totally make your own
#4 Crista (Homepage) on 2009-03-27 08:22 (Reply)
i agree with everyone else - definitely a super easy DIY. & quite adorable!
#5 jamie clare (Homepage) on 2009-03-27 09:23 (Reply)
I like the blue a lot better than the green. But don't pay $24 - it's a wicked easy DIY.
#6 Anna Rice (Homepage) on 2009-03-27 11:15 (Reply)
I'm going to jump right on the bracelet bandwagon; Michael's, here I come!
#7 Katie on 2009-03-27 11:16 (Reply)
I'm right with ya ladies! These are beautiful, but they can be made very easily with some stuff from your local Michaels, AC Moore or wherever! Hmmm, perhaps a quick n dirty tute on my blog is in order in the near future...
#8 Terri Walton (Homepage) on 2009-03-27 14:54 (Reply)
like everyone else has said, it's an easy DIY project. try looking for charms at a bead store in your area as well. my local one has a pretty good selection.
#9 grace on 2009-03-27 17:20 (Reply)
I'm going to add my voice to the chorus :o)-- totally agree about the DIY! I would make mine more similar to the bracelet in the picture on top, I think the knots add to its charm.
#10 Claudia on 2009-03-28 10:27 (Reply)
Equip store in New Zealand and OZ had simlar wrap bracelet.
#11 Lori (Homepage) on 2009-08-14 03:37 (Reply)
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