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5 Easy DIY Bracelet Ideas

Gunes Atilgan
Written by Gunes Atilgan

The bracelet is a must-have accessory for many of us. However, sometimes we can’t find the bracelet we exactly want. We imagine our other accessories and clothes that we plan to use with it and say, “I wish it wasn’t that color, if it were like this …” and we could give up buying it. Wouldn’t it be great if we made it ourselves and transformed the jewelry design business into a hobby, to wear a bracelet in the colors and shapes we wanted? We have a wide range of possibilities to design a bracelet at home, for example; you can use rope, bead, sand bead, leather, knit, macrame, zipper, fabric and old clothes for your bracelet. Let’s choose a model and start making your dream bracelet.

Making sand bead bracelets

Making beaded bracelets

Sand beads are tiny beads that you can see in many haberdasheries.

Necessary materials:

  • Big size 70-80 sand beads (in any color you wish)
  • Needle
  • Jewelry rope (also called waxed rope)
  • A small button for the tip

How to make:

  • Cut two 25-30 cm sized pieces of waxed rope you picked in the color you want.
  • Make a circle holding the ropes right in their middle (to make a hole in the size that the button will go through), and tie a knot.
  • We now have four pieces of rope, but we need three pieces for knitting, so cut one piece of rope.
  • Knit a few cm knitting with three pieces of rope, then string one sand bead on each left and right ropes. Keep your middle rope empty, repeat this after each knot.
  • Knit a few cm plain knit again after you adjust it to your wrist and finish bead knitting at one point.
  • Finally, knot the button to the rope. Check whether the button easily fit in the circle we made at the beginning.

Making beaded bracelets

Making leather bracelet

Necessary materials:

  • Fishing line
  • trinkets
  • Needle

How to make:

  • There are eye-catching beads made of bones, glass or plastic in countless models and colors, in different sizes. After making a choice according to your taste, first of all, string the clip to the fishing line you put on the needle, and knot it.
  • You can then string the beads and add ribbons, miniature-shaped metals, chains between them.

Making leather bracelet

Making rope bracelets

Necessary materials:

  • leather ropes
  • any of these; button, a metal ornament, an old badge or brooch
  • Needle
  • Nylon rope
  • Beads

How to make:

  • String one of the accessories such as metal ornaments, old brooches, rosettes on the leather rope you get in the color you want (about one meter will be enough, you will already cut off the rest) and hold them in the middle.
  • Then tie a knot and tighten.
  • String the nylon rope on the needle, knot a few times on a piece of leather from where the knot ends, you can shorten the remaining nylon rope by a lighter or cut it at the bottom with scissors.
  • After stringing through a leather rope, string one bead on your needle, sew it by stringing also the other leather thread, that is, you will have placed, the bead you got, between the two rope.
  • To fix the bead between the ropes, also make a stitch through the hole of the bead. Then, repeat the same process for the second bead, depending on how we want the sequence frequency. You can determine the number of beads according to your wrist, sew larger or smaller beads.
  • After the bead sewing process is finished, throw a knot from where it ends, another knot a few centimeters ahead, then another knot. Cut the excess rope. These knot ranges that you throw at the very end, serve as a noose for the metal ornament, button, rosette, brooch that we have placed at the beginning and you wear your bracelet on your arm in this way.

Making rope bracelets

Making rope bracelets

Necessary materials:

  • Macrame threads in the color you want
  • Beads or stones

How to make:

  • First, fold one macrame thread in the middle and leave a space like a button or stone you will put on the other end, as there will be a closing hole.
  • If you wish, you can fix this folded thread somewhere with the help of a tape to move more comfortably.
  • Then take your second macrame thread, and with this, start tying knots on your first and folded macrame. You can place beads or stones as often as you like and proceed in this way according to the length of your wrist.
  • Knot a bead or stone at the very end, which will string through your first loop, to act as a lock, that’s all!

Making zipper bracelet

Making zipper bracelet

Necessary materials:

  • Zipper
  • threads in the color you want
  • Clip for ends

How to make:

  • You know, there are two parts in one zipper; separate these two parts from their fabric by cutting.
  • After wrapping your threads between the zipper teeth, knot them and leave a few cm of threads and cut.
  • Place your clips on these threads that you leave at the ends. Your bracelet is ready!

These bracelet models will make you satisfied more of the jewelry that you buy to use or gift to your acquaintances, and will have higher spiritual value.

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Gunes Atilgan

Gunes Atilgan

I am Gunes Atilgan. I am 23. I like to learn new infos and to share them with you.

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