Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge

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We are still a week away from the first official day of Spring but it seems like Spring skipped us and we’ve  jumped straight to Summer in Northern VA.  It has been reaching 82 degrees at my house this week!

When the weather warms, sleeves get shorter and do you know what that means?!   It’s bracelet season! To celebrate, I am hosting a Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Bracelet Challenge.

The trend of wrapped, stacked and layered bracelets has been around for awhile and it shows no signs of stopping!  Bracelets of all kinds mixed together in new and unique ways are bigger than ever. The coolest part is this bracelet layering Paloozza can be adapted for all styles!

I would love for you to participate in this fun, creative style challenge!  It’s easy.  You have plenty of time.  You can win a prize.

Here Are The Details:

* Gather bracelets you currently have in your collection.   Try them on together in new and interesting ways.

* Take your favorite combination(s) and make a new bracelet or two to add to the mix.  Or, you can go crazy and create a whole new collection!  Your challenge is just to create an interesting assemblage of wrapped, stacked and or layered bracelets.

* Not all of the bracelets you layer have to be made by you.  You can even add a favorite watch.  But do, make sure that at least one – ideally two bracelets are made by you.

* You can layer as many as you want – the more the merrier!  It does not have to be a grouping you would actually wear everyday.   It can be totally over the top or just perfectly you.  They can be any style.  There has to be at least three total bracelets to layer together.

* Have fun and mix colors, textures and different materials.  I would love to see all styles.  Metalwork, wirework, art beads, leather wrap bracelets, stretch bracelets, macrame, beaded wraps, multistrands –  The sky is the limit!

* Keep in mind that each bracelet can be as simple or as busy and complex as you want.  It is more about creating a collection of bracelets that work together!

* Take a photo of the bracelets.  You can be wearing them, have someone else model them, stack them or wrap them around a prop and take a picture of them.

* Leave a comment letting me know you want to participate.  Make sure your name, email address, blog, tumblr and or other accessible online address is listed.   I am going to give you plenty of time to do this.  You must let me know you want to participate by Monday April 2nd, 2012.  The big reveal will be on Saturday April 21st – after everyone’s Spring Break is over.


I have to stress that you need to have a blog, a tumblr or an online open photo source for me to share a link to your photos.  If you do have a blog and you want to post all of the links in a blog hop style, I will make those available to you .  I am not able to post all of the pictures on my blog.  On Saturday the 21st, I will post all the links on my blog and you can do the same (if you have a blog) for people to visit and gather inspiration from.


To top if off, I will be doing a Giveaway.  Everyone that creates a Stacked & Layered Bracelet Collection will be entered to win a prize.  One lucky random winner will receive free access to a video tutorial on how to make a new reverse style of leather beaded wrap bracelet with a unique stitch – like the one pictured in the middle of the first photo below.  I will also send a package with beads, leather, bead string and the button to create your first one.  The giveaway is open to my friends outside the U.S. as well!   This tutorial will be part of a more comprehensive online video workshop I am working on to be finished in the next month or so.  Crossing my fingers!









 Source:  Pinterest

Here is a link to my Pinterest Board called Arm Candy Shots.  I will be searching around for more cool collections and I can’t wait to add to this board after I see all of your Wrapped, Stacked and Layered bracelet creations!

Let me know if you have any questions!



  1. woohoo!! sign me up!! this will be fun to do and to see what others come up with!!

  2. Can’t wait to participate!! I just finished a necklace that is dying for matching bracelet. (stop by and take a look if you will, http://www.etsy.com/listing/95340913/spring-fling-beaded-braid-and-silver)

  3. I would love to be part of this! Great idea!

  4. I have a love of stacked bracelets and have been making several for myself, I would love to participate. What a great challenge.

  5. Absolutely LOVE this idea T! I can’t wait to play along!

  6. I love this challenge idea! I’m in!

  7. I would love to participate!!! This will be fun 🙂

  8. Great Fun, Count me in!

  9. This is the perfect challenge for me! I looove stacking bracelets!

  10. Wow! Sounds really cool, Tracy. Count me in! Love your bracelet designs, style sense and photos. I couldn’t think of a better person to host a challenge like this.

  11. Count me in! What a wonderful way to welcome Spring, with beautiful bracelets, great idea!

  12. I’m in…I get a bit iffy when putting more than 2 bracelets together. Time to step out of the comfort zone and this sounds like a fun way to do it.

  13. I’ll play! I have quite the bracelet obsession lately.

    • I would like to attempt this challenge!

  14. I’m in!!

  15. Hi…I would love to participate. But am a bit scared, I have never really made a bracelet yet, so this will definitely help me get over that mental block!

  16. Oh, that sounds like fun, fun, fun. Count me in!

  17. Oh, this looks like fun! Do count me in on it!!

  18. Tracy ~ What a cool idea – this sounds like so much fun! I’m having a show on the 21st of April, so this is the perfect ‘shot in the arm’ to get me creating more ‘arm candy”. And, since the reveal date is the same day, it couldn’t be more perfect! Count me in!

  19. This is so cool!! I’m currently on a bit of a wrapped bracelet bender so I definately want to take part 🙂

  20. I’m in!

  21. Would love to participate, Tracy. Creating some new bracelets that can be worn together happened to be on my mind so this will be the perfect opportunity to give them a try! 🙂

  22. I wear everyday and never take off 7 sterling silver bracelets 4 of them are cuff’s. So this challenge is going to be fun. I would love to participate.

  23. sorry, forgot to add my tumblr

  24. OH, tihs sounds like so much fun!! Making bracelets is one of my favorite jewelry pieces to make..and to layer and stack them will add to the fun. Count me in!
    Thanks, Tracy!

  25. I would love to join this challenge- bracelets are my favorite thing to wear and make!

  26. Hello Tracy, I would love to participate. It is a wonderfull idea and great opportunity. Thanks.

  27. Hi! I would love to get in on this challenge! Count me in. 🙂

  28. I’d love to participate in this one, please count me in.
    Deb x

  29. This sounds like fun and inspirational for the season ahead! Thanks for hosting and count me in. xoxo Beth Hemmila @ Hint Jewelry

  30. Sounds like fun! I think that is doable! Thanks for the inspiration, Miss Tracy! I have a hard time making bracelets and this might just scoot me out of my rut!
    Enjoy the day!

  31. i would love to participate. Sounds like fun. I love the arm candy party idea.

  32. Hi
    I want to give it a try. Michelle Mahler Teka and Zoe and Fundametals

  33. I have been obsessed with bracelets lately, I would love to participate.

  34. I’d love to join in too, I love wrap bracelets (and your video tutorial was oh-so-helpful to me when I made my first leather beaded wrap bracelet! Thank you!).

  35. This sounds like a fun challenge so count me in my blog address is

  36. Sounds like lots of fun! Count me in please!

  37. Sounds like fun! I’d love to join!,

  38. What a fabulous challenge! Please count me in!

  39. I am in!!! What a great challenge.

  40. I’m in, please. I love an armful of bracelets,it’s my favourite look for jewelry.

  41. Just finished my first Spring Challenge/Blog Hop and loved it. Sign me up!! It’s Autumn here is Oz so thinking ahead for Spring will be fun!

  42. I’d love to play along! Sounds like fun!

  43. Can’t resist it. Have to join. Fun!

  44. I wanna play, Bracelet Mama! Yay!

  45. I don’t have a website but I am on Pinterest…would that work? I would love to participate!

  46. Hi Tracy,

    Sounds like fun, count me in. I love bracelets too.

  47. Count me in! Stackers are my favorite pieces of jewelry to wear! Great idea. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

  48. Count me in. thanks for hosting this Tracy

  49. Please count me in, I love making yummy bracelets… great idea Tracy, thank you :0)

  50. I’m definetly throwing my hat in the ring! Especially since I’m a bracelet Addict!

  51. I would love to play along. Please count me in!

  52. I seem to get hung up making bracelets over necklaces for some reason. I just love the way they dangle and clang together. The more color the better too! Would love to participate. Thanks.

  53. Sounds like great fun … count me in!

  54. I would like to participate. Stacked bracelets, sounds like something I need to do.

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  55. I love to make bracelets. Count me in too. Thank you very much!

  56. I would love to play along! Bracelets are my favourite jewellery items to make 🙂 Thanks for the challenge!

  57. I would love to participate, Tracy!!

  58. What a great challenge idea! Please count me in!

  59. Tracy, I don’t feel prepared to participate although I am having great success with my bracelets and plan on having an open house the 1st of Mayfeaturing these bracelets which look really cute with your favorite t-shirt and a pair of jeans.

    I wanted to thank you for sharing your “setup” with us. We all have things tucked here and there and have high hopes of better organization someday. This leads me to my question – how did you every get started on all this – the jewelry making, website, blog and all the rest. I’m just amazed!! Thank you thank you! Sue

  60. I wanna participate, cant wait to see the results

  61. Oh this looks fun count me in!www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com : )

  62. Sounds great! Please count me in on the fun!

  63. I’d love to participate. I can’t wait to see what everyone does. 🙂

  64. Love to participate in this great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to see what everyone comes up with.

  65. WOW This sounds like SO much fun. Im traveling this week for Spring Break and hopefully will find some great additions to my entry. Thanks for this challenge!!! Cant wait to see them all.

  66. I want to participate! I just recently started making my own bracelets!Can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

  67. I would love to participate. thanks!!

  68. Sounds like fun, I’d love to participate!

  69. Fun fun fun!!! I would love to play along pretty please! 🙂

  70. I’ll play- boy do I have stacks of bracelets!

  71. i would love to participate.. bracelets are my favorite piece to make!!

  72. I just read about this! I hope I can still join…I love love stacking my bracelets! This sounds like a perfect kick off for a summer collection!

  73. I missed your deadline but I have already been doing this personally and it is a great idea in my bracelets that haven’t sold so I might play along. Cool idea.

  74. I just found this site and I really want to make that leather bead wrapped bracelet. I hope I’m not too late to be able to find out how to make these I just love them they are too cool.

  75. Sure hope I’m not too late. Please sign me up for this challenge! 🙂

  76. Tracy, I see that signups were until April 2! Could you squeeze me in?? I just found out about it and I would love to participate!


  77. I’ve just found your challenge through Marina of Fancifuldevices and would love to join if you’v decided to let stragglers in. I looked at a bit of your blog and am a little envious of that stash under your desk. I can’t wait to explore your posts more.

  78. Just got the word today…I’m all stacked and ready to go…can I still enter? Thanks.

  79. Hi, I also just got word from Fanciful Devices! Is it too late to join?

  80. Oh Gosh – I hope it’s not to late to participate. I’d love to do a stacked set that i can wear at Bead Button this year. And we have another sent over from Marina on Fanciful Devices….please please!

  81. Is it too late to get in on this? Just saw it on fanciful devices blog. I’d like to participate too, if it’s not too late.


  82. sorry, mine went up today…was having computer problems.


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