Hello Lil’ Luna Readers!
I am so excited to be here today!
My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
I love to blog about sewing projects, things for the house and jewelry projects! That’s what I have today – a sweet little bracelet tutorial that is perfect for Mom – or anyone!
This is a great starter jewelry project – you just need some basic tools and a few supplies and you can have a pretty little gift ready to go in no time.
Isn’t it sweet? It would be super easy to change it for different styles or colors too.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 1 center design piece – with loops on each end
- 5″ strand of beads
- beading wire
- crimp beads
- jump rings
- lobster clasp
- rhinestone bead
- Tools: wire cutters, flat nosed pliers, round-nosed pliers, crimp pliers
All my supplies came from Michaels but you can find similar items at other shops or online.
This tutorial makes an 8″ bracelet. If you’d like yours larger or smaller, adjust the amount of beads you add to the sides.
Start by cutting a 5″ piece of beading wire. Thread the wire through a crimp bead, then through one of the loops of your center piece. Thread the wire back through the bead and crimp it closed. The short end of the wire should be about 1″ long. You can find a tutorial for crimp beads on my How To Do That: Jewelry Page if you need a little more help.
Add 2 1/2″ of beads to the wire, make sure you cover the short end of the wire with the beads as well.
Thread the end of the wire through a crimp bead, then through a jump ring. Loop the wire back through the crimp bead and through at least one of the beads. Pull the wire mostly tight and crimp the bead around the wire.
Trim the loose end of the wire.
Repeat for the other side of the bracelet.
You should now have a strand on each side of the center piece that end in jump rings.
Add another jump ring to one end of the bracelet, and add a lobster clasp to that end.
You can add a little rhinestone bead to the jump ring too – for a little extra bling.
That’s all there is to it!
Isn’t it fun? It looks great paired with other bracelets too – for a fun layered look. I’ve put it together with my Sparkled Silk Wrap bracelet – I think they’re cute together!
I hope you like it and will give it a try! If you’d like a little something extra to give Mom, you can head over to Flamingo Toes – today I have a tutorial up for the matching necklace.
I think the set would make a great gift!
I hope you’ll come by and visit Flamingo Toes sometime! Here are a couple of my favorite projects – and you can check out all my projects here.
Thank you SO much for inviting me over today Kristyn!
How stinking pretty is this bracelet?! I LOVE it, and want one for myself!
Thanks for being here today, Bev!! This girl has amazing style and I love everything she does so check out her site, especially to see how she made that amazing necklace!
In case you’re looking for more fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, check out this awesome Dry Erase Glass Calendar.
I made one for my mom last year and she loves it!!