Bracelets as Home Decor

by Tamara Robertson.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)

Bracelets as Home Décor by Tamara Robertson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Thread-Wrapped Bracelet Candle Holder

This is kind of a quick tip I guess – a different way to use pretty bracelets.

A few years ago I made thread-wrapped bracelets on large wooden bases. They are too large for my wrists, for many other people’s as well, and I still had them in my stock.

I thought they looked pretty stacked, and would be a pretty decoration to set a candle in. I took the plunge and glued them together. Here they are on my entranceway table, looking especially pretty for this time of year.

Bracelets as Home Décor by Tamara Robertson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Mother-of-Pearl Bracelet Bottle Holder

The two mother-of-pearl bracelets weren’t actually made by me. I picked them up at a thrift store a long time ago because I like the look of these sticks.

I’ve worn them a few times, but not often, and I’m going through my jewellery right now and changing the colour tones of what I’m wearing, so probably won’t wear them.

I started to wonder if they might be pretty as home decor somewhere, and this is what evolved.

I found this blue bottle on a walk one day, thrown by the side of the road. I brought it home because I loved the colour, and it has been sitting on my kitchen counter ever since.

I’ve been enjoying it just as it is, but decided the multi-toned bracelet stretched around the bottom really adds something. The colours coordinate with my kitchen colours.

Bracelets as Home Décor by Tamara Robertson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Mother-of-Pearl Bracelet Vase Base

This bouquet of origami paper flowers in the tall vase was given to me by a neighbour who makes them. They’ve been sitting on a corner of my bedside table.

I found that adding the yellow bracelet at the bottom adds some much-needed weight there.

This is a way that I can still enjoy looking at bracelets that I don’t wear. 🙂

Tamara Robertson
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  • Tamara, these are such a fun way to use colorful bracelets – especially ones you’re no longer wearing! This way you can still enjoy them, and they really add an artistic accent to the objects that are wearing them now. Also, orphan earrings make great Christmas tree decorations.

  • Tamara Robertson says:

    I do enjoy seeing the other objects “wearing” my bracelets now, Rena! 😀 And the nice thing is, if I do decide to wear them again, I know where they are. You’re right about the earrings too. I have a small artificial tree done up in turquoise, white and gold, with turquoise blue birds on it. I decided to put my birds’ nest earring that have bits of turquoise lace in them on the tree a couple of years ago, and I really enjoy them on there.

  • Kathy Zee says:

    I love this idea. I am going to take some of my sparkly bracelets and find some candles. Maybe this can be the new next hot selling item…thanks for posting it.

  • Tamara Robertson says:

    I thought of that, Kathy, and was going to mention it in this post, then it slipped my mind – bracelets that can also serve as candle or vase bases.

  • Val says:

    Great idea! The bracelets could be marketed as home accessories too at craft fairs. Everyone loves when items have more then one purpose!

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