Make // Wear .01: DIY Gemstone Bracelets

January 17, 2013

Now before we get into all the Valentine’s Day fun, I wanted to share an easy rainy day bling project to fight away the winter boredom:) Since this is the week to introduce new series, I am going to start labeling my DIY accessories the Make // Wear projects…
Supplies:
Chain (long enough to wrap around your wrist 1-2 x.) – MJTrim or Etsy are great online sources for  cable chain.
Gemstone beads – 1 inch wide. You can find these at any craft store. I found mine at an antique market and etsy supply section!
Lobster Clasp
Jump Rings – 10 mm should be fine.
Wire – use the same color of your chain and make sure it is thick wire.
Pliers
 
Instructions:
1. Measure your chain and divide into two equal lengths. If you are doing a double wrap around divide where it would hit behind your wrist. You can divide chain with a pliers or metal snips.
2. Measure out your wire and loop one end tightly around the end of the chain with your pliers. Place your bead through the wire and tightly cut and wind the other end around the second chain strand.
3. Add your lobster clasp and jump ring using your pliers to bring both chain ends together.
Pretty simple if you have the right supplies. I have a whole set of colors I am dreaming of making. Birthday gift for the year:) If you would like a similar necklace, you can check out the DIY cable necklace set  and apply accordingly.
For a full list of DIY projects, visit the thumbnail gallery. 

 

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