I saw these super cute bracelets on Pinterest a while back and I decided to try my hand at making my own. They turned out darling if I do say so myself! They were really easy to make even Joslyn joined in on the fun, though it made everything take 10x longer she was so proud that she helped make her very own bracelet. I’ve been having way to much fun making them I made a few bright colored ones for my girls, I made a bridal themed one for a family friend and One with fall hues for myself! We get a lot of compliments on them. Here is the tutorial let me know if you have any questions!
What you’ll need:
small paint brush
decorative charm (optional)
jump rings (large and small)
metallic bead cord I used 1mm
Geesh now that I wrote it out that seems like a lot of items! luckily you can find everything at hobby lobby and it’s practically all in the jewelry isle, there are so many fun beads and charms to choose from you could go crazy and make holiday themed ones! I think I’ll make my girls some for Christmas I’ll post them when I do. Everything is pretty inexpensive too so that a plus!
Lets get started shall we?
Step one. Paint your beads! Wrap your painters tape all the way around horizontally covering half of the bead. Just be sure the tape over laps to avoid bleeding and that it is a relatively straight line. I used the tape that hangs off the bead to hold on to while painting. It actually worked put quite nicely. I did 2 or 3 coats on each bead. It goes by pretty quick once you get a system going I swear! Use as many different colors as your little heart desires! I used 4-5 colors per bracelet depending on the size. Less for kids more for adults.
step 2. Make your tassel this step you can mostly follow the photos step by step. I took my Embroidery floss and cut it in half, that way I can get two tassels out of it. After I cut it I pulled out two strands and set aside.
thread all your floss through your large jump ring. fold in half then tie a square knot right up by the top with your two strands you left out. Cut off the strings and cut the bottom of the fringe so its nice and even.
It’s not pictured but I did hook the large jump ring onto the smaller one to attach it on to the bracelet but its not really necessary. You may need pliers for that.
Step 3.Measure your wrist by wrapping the chord around it and leave a little longer than you think so when you add your beads it wont make it too tight.
Step 4. Once you cut it string all your beads in the order you like. Add your charm and tassel. I tied the chord in a square knot and added a dot of E6000 right on the Knot to make sure it would never ever ever be able to come undone! That glue is dead serious!
Step 5. slip it on and admire all your hard work!
My little ladies got umbrella charms because Joslyn is always talking about her “regular umbrella” as opposed to an irregular umbrella? haha I have no idea. I never want to forget all the silly things she says so this will serve as a good reminder.
So cute right??? I tracked down the original source of the pin in case you want to skip making your own and buy one from Caged Bird she has lots of gorgeous stuff! If you decide to make your own bracelet I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag me on instagram @christineyallen and use the hashtag #thatoneblondechickproject