Do you guys read Brit + Co? I’ve been a long time reader of the site and in the past year I’ve watched the website grow and become a fantastic resource (and work distraction), so I’m actually over the moon to announce I am now a freelance DIY-er for Brit + Co. How flippin exciting! The great thing about the site is that you have your own profile and can save your favourites to come back to. One of my favourites has to be this hilarious article that makes me really want to watch Friends all over again!
This is my first post for Brit + Co and you can see a snippet of the post below:
1. Using your silicone mould measure your wire and wrap on itself to fit in the middle of the mould.
2. Mix your concrete and half fill the mould. Place your wire on top of the concrete and then fill the mould to the top.
3. Leave to harder for about 48 hours and the carefully remove from the mould.
The key to this tutorial is the wire in the centre of the concrete. It gives it the stability to hold together and become hard enough for everyday wear. For the rest of the tutorial pop over and see my post over on Brit + Co Yo.
Rachel | The Crafted Life says
That’s so exciting Francesca! They are lucky to have you because your work is amazing :)
Rachel! Thank you so much. I’m all embarrassed now you’ve said that. Lucky I’m sat at a computer – I can hide my face behind it! But seriously, that means so much coming from someone as awesome and talented as you are. love it!
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
AMAZING NEWS!!! Congratulations and well deserved! Everything you make is incredible and I’m so excited to follow along with your projects there :)
Thanks so much Amy!
Love your work, what concrete mix do you use? I’d love to try this!
Hey Yasemin. I use just the regular concrete. My local hardware store only had one type of grey (no brand) and white (snowslete). Make sure you give it plenty of time to dry and set as well.
Alexis @ Persia Lou says
Such exciting news! Congratulations! I love Brit +Co. I have been wanting to try a concrete project for a while now too, and this one looks perfect. If you had a second to come by and share this with us at The Makers link party over on my blog, that would be great! :)
Thanks Alexis! I’ll have to pop over some time x
Hi. Regular concrete in aus has heaps of rocks init. is your regular mix fine with no rocks? im thinking in aus that is something different??
Hey Sam. I just pick the rocks out. It’s a bit of a pain, but it doesn’t take long with small amounts. :)
CJ Morin says
I know this is a little late to the party but try portland cement that is just the pure “glue” not added mix. I am working on a diy home project and was looking for a better mold/die idea and came across your site. You gave me a good idea to try so thanks.
Hey! I was wondering how heavy this bracelet is, and how comfortable is it to wear? Also, do you sand the edges any?
The bracelet is surprisingly light. It definitely doesn’t weight you down at all. I sanded the edges at the exposed edge. They were a little raw and needed smoothing to wear next to skin. Other than that it’s chunky, but very comfortable to wear. I guess it depends on if you are used to wearing big jewellery like this. :)
Just came across your blog and its lovely!
But for most of your older posts, the pictures cant be loaded. :(
Thank you so much! We had a bit of an accident yesterday and deleted the site :( So I’m just working now on getting everything back up again! Come back in a week and we’ll be back on form :)
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Why is this a thing? I’d imagine there are less heavy self defense tools out there.
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