In case you missed it over at the Crafts Unleashed blog last month, I’m reposting this sweet Pearl and Rhinestone Leather Bracelet here – it’s one of my new favorites!
I love combining different materials in one jewelry piece. I think it makes a fun mix of textures and adds some fun style! Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make up new accessories to freshen up your wardrobe. This DIY pearl and rhinestone bracelet is a great choice!
This pretty spring pearl and rhinestone bracelet is super easy to make and it’s the perfect combo for spring! I love how the mint pearls look with the gold thread. These colors are so popular right now!
Supplies needed to make your own pearl & rhinestone bracelet:
- Dark Brown Leather Bracelet Base with Snaps
- 6mm Round Glass Pearl Strand – Aqua Blue
- Rhinestone Chain
- Gold Lame Cord
- Needle that will fit through your beads
Thanks to Crafts Unleashed for providing the materials for this bracelet! :)
Line up two ends of the rhinestone strand with the top of the holes in the bracelet base. Cut a very long length of cording and thread a needle with it. Loop the cording around the top of the rhinestone strand, just under the first rhinestone. Then go through the hole in the leather twice.
Thread a bead onto the cording and repeat with the other rhinestone strand on the opposite side of the bracelet. Loop the cord through the hole and around the strand. Leave a little bit of cording on the back side so you can tie a knot when you’re all finished.
Continue down the bracelet, moving to the next set of holes in the leather. Repeat the process of looping the rhinestone bracelet strands, with a bead in between.
Continue until all the holes are covered. Trim your rhinestone strands so they end just after the last holes.
Now we’re going to strengthen the pearls. Starting at the bottom of the bracelet, bring the needle up through the hole. Then take it through the bead above it, and back down to the hole opposite the one you started with.
Repeat by moving up to the next set of holes and passing the cord through the pearl above it. This will better hold the pearls and rhinestones in place.
Continue all the way up. Knot the thread in the back to the length of thread left from where you started. Add a spot of glue to hold the knot in place if you’d like.
That’s all there is to it!
I love accessories that are quick and easy and cute!
I hope you give it a try!