I am loving the look of all the layered and wrapped bracelets that are popular right now. It’s so fun to mix and match them – you can really add style and color to your outfits with just a few little bracelets!
So when I came across the Sparkled Silk Wrap Bracelet at Anthropologie, I knew I had to have it for my very own. By which I mean that I had to make it, as opposed to paying $38 for it.
Now – mine’s not silk. Or gold filled, like Anthro’s.
But I had all the materials on hand so it was free. Even if you had to buy all the supplies – you’d get out of the store for about $8 or $9. Definitely better.
Ready to see?
I will definitely be making more of these! They are realllllly simple – and so easy to make in different colors!
It looks really cute matched up with different bracelets too!
It would make a great gift too! Here’s the Anthro Version – they have it in pretty turquoise, orange or brown.
Here’s what you’ll need to make yours:
- 1 strand of rhinestones – 28″ long
- 2 rhinestone end caps
- 2 small jump rings
- 2 large jump rings
- E-6000 or other strong glue
- soft yarn
- lobster clasp
Start by gluing each end of your rhinestone strand into an end clasp. Use e-6000 or something as strong.
Cut two long strands of yarn – each about 4 yds long. Fold each strand in half and feed the middle loops of the strands through the ring, then feed the ends through the loop to knot the yarn around the ring.
Place a small jump ring on the loop end of the rhinestone end cap and put this small jump ring on the large one, in the middle of your strands of yarn.
Now we’re just going to wrap the yarn around the rhinestones. You’ll want two strands of yarn on each side. And it’ll be easiest if you hold down the top of the strand/jump ring with something heavy so you can work with both hands.
Cross the yarn strands (remember, 2 in each hand) behind the small jump ring, then wrap them around to the front, over the first rhinestone. Criss-cross the strands in back, then wrap them around to the front and cross them under the first rhinestone.
Continue crossing the yarn under each rhinestone, then crossing them in back, wrapping down the strand as you go. Don’t wrap too tight or the strand won’t lay flat when you’re all done.
Once you get to the bottom, tie the strands in a small knot (not a double knot) in the back of the rhinestone strand. Don’t cut the yarn yet. Add a small jump ring to the rhinestone cap and add this ring to a large jump ring. Tie the yarn strands in a double knot in the largest jump ring, pulling as tight as you can to make a small knot. Trim the ends of the yarn close to the knot, then cover the knot with e-6000 so the knot won’t come undone.
Add a lobster clasp to one of the large jump rings.
Wrap it around your wrist to check the fit. If you need to, you can add a small length of chain to the other jump ring if you need another inch or two for fit.
That finishes off your bracelet!
It looks cute all by itself too if you don’t want to layer it with other bracelets!
What do you think? I’d love to know!
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