I have a fun and quick little diy for you today! These little Braided Thread and Rhinestone Bracelets are super easy to make – but they are so cute!!
They have a fun bit of braided floss to go with the bling of the rhinestones – so they are so easy to make up in your favorite colors.
I think they would be so fun for a little sporting game support too – you could just make them up in your favorite teams colors. Since we’ve moved to Tennessee I have discovered that there is just a bit of fall football enthusiasm here. In fact we are living in a sea of orange. It’s so fun. So you could grab some pretty rhinestone bracelets and have a fun game accessory in just about 15 minutes! Boom.
I think I’ll stick with pink for now though – cute at any time of year.
Ready for a super fast tutorial? Here ya go!
- Embroidery Floss
- Rhinestone bracelet cuff (or a rhinestone bangle) – this little bangle came from Jo-Ann but you could make your own by taking a small bangle or thin cuff and gluing a rhinestone strand to it!
- clothespin or small clamp
- yarn needle
Start by measuring out 6 strands of floss – 20″ each and one strand that is about 40″. Knot them all together at one end about 3/4″ from the end. Separate out the floss strands on the end.
Take two of floss strands and knot them around one end of the rhinestone bracelet. I used one of the regular strands and the long strand.
Separate out the long strand and keep it away from the others. Take the remaining six strands and do a loose braid, with two strands on each section.
Keep braiding until you have enough to cover the length of your bracelet.
Lay the braid along the bracelet. Thread the needle with the extra strand and bring the needle up through the middle of the braid. Wrap the floss around the first rhinestone, then bring it back up through the braid next to the next lowest rhinestone.
Continue “sewing” the braid to the rhinestones, wrapping the floss as you go, until you get to the end of the bracelet.
Knot two strands of the floss around the end of the bracelet, then knot all seven strands together. Trim off the extra so you have about 3/4″ left. Separate out the ends of the floss.
That’s it!! So easy right?! I just love how that thread looks against the sparkle of the rhinestones.
You can make them in different colors, or coordinate them to wear together.
I hope you give them a try!