I don’t think DIYs need to be complicated to be stylish and I think anyone can make something, which is why I like to focus on quick and easy DIY projects. Having the attention span of a butterfly, all the tutorials here are 15 minutes or less. And if the item can be versatile enough to be used for more than 1 thing, so much the better! ๐Ÿ™‚ This 1 takes like 1 minute!

Growing up in Singapore, the strong Peranakan culture left me with a deep appreciation of filigree work and I love buying filigree pieces from bead shops. (You should see some of the traditional Perankan jewellery pieces.) I think they’re the perfect way of dressing up a simple project so I decided to use them in this filigree bracelet cum hair elastic tutorial.


What you need:

  • 1 filigree piece (available from most bead stores)
  • Colourful elastic thread (I think the brighter the better to contrast with the filigree metal piece
  • Scissors

Step 1

Wrap the thread around your wrist 2 times and cut the elastic off. Cut a 2nd elastic that is the same length. Fold 1 thread into half so that the ends meet as exactly as you can make it. Mark where the centre of the 2 halves is. Repeat for the other thread.

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Step 2

Insert 1 end into the hole at the end of the filigree piece till the metal is over the halfway mark. Make a knot in the thread as shown above.


Repeat with the other thread at the other end of the filigree.


Join the 4 threads together and make a knot. Be careful to ensure that the threads are all flat against each other and that 1 is not longer than the others. Trim off the excess thread or, add little seed beads at the end for an accent.

Note: yes, the thread seems excessive but don’t be stingy & skimp. I tried that and it made it impossible to tie the knot! Admittedly I have big fingers, but tying knots needs moreย lengthย to manoeuvre than you think!


Quick, isn’t it? Make more with different coloured threads so that you can layer it up ๐Ÿ™‚ For other easy-wear, easy-to-make bracelets, check out:


Written by Hapiness, Everywhere


Hapiness, Everywhere

Thanks so much Natasha ๐Ÿ™‚ All the knots are only tied once ๐Ÿ™‚ (including the knot at the end). Basically because of the type of knot + elastic thread, it’s quite secure but you can always dab on some glue if worried ๐Ÿ™‚


I I LOVE all your diys – no tools. FInd them very useful and easy to make. Over the weekend, I managed to make a few as birthday presents for 3 birthday parties that I have been invited to.


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