Are you ready for some Spring accessories? I sure am. Today I’m sharing a fun and super easy bracelet that is so cute – and so simple to make!
This would be such a great Mother’s Day gift too – that is just around the corner!
This sweet bracelet is all wrapped up with gold chain and a gorgeous vintage style ribbon. It also has fun little pearls to decorate it. It’s the perfect bracelet for a beginning jewelry project.
So are you ready to get started?
How to make a Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet
- Vintage Style Ribbon
- Open Chain – enough to wrap loosely around your wrist three times
- Small pearls and head pins – 12 of each
- Lobster Clasp
- Needle and Thread to match Ribbon
- Large embroidery needle
Thread the end of the ribbon through the embroidery needle. Thread the ribbon through the links of the chain, moving over and under the links as you go.
Continue threading the ribbon through the chain until you are about 4″ from the end of the chain. Pull the ribbon through so there is a section about 10″ at the end of the ribbon. Cut the other end of the ribbon 1″ longer than the chain. Fold the ribbon around to the back side of the chain and sew to itself.
Feed the ribbon through the end of the chain that is left, pulling the ribbon so there is a 10″ piece to match the other end. Tie the two long pieces of ribbon into a bow.
Cut the other end of the ribbon 1″ longer than the chain and fold to the back. Stitch as before.
Add all of your little beads to the head pins and form loops at the top. You can find instructions for this in my Jewelry Tips page.
Open up the loops above the beads and add them all along the chain.
Open the chain at one end of the bracelet and add a lobster clasp.
To close the bracelet, loop it three times and attach the lobster clasp to the open ring at the other end of the chain.
That’s all there is to it!
I’d love to see a photo if you make one!
Jennie @ Little Girl Designs says
What a lovely bracelet! I love how simple it is to make–I’ve never made something like this before, but you’ve inspired me to give it a try. I do have a question: is the bracelet connected in some way to stay in the three loops or would I loop it over my wrist three times when I wore it? (hope that makes sense!) Thanks for sharing this tutorial–pinning and sharing!
Yes, you wrap the bracelet around your wrist three times and then connect it together with the lobster clasp and chain link. It isn’t large enough to stay wrapped and have it slipped on and off. Let me know if you have any other questions! :)
Jennie @ Little Girl Designs says
Thanks! I’m sending this tutorial to my mom & sisters–I want to make this with them when we’re together this summer! :)
I just love the colour of that ribbon, so pretty! The pearls work really well too. What a fun bracelet!
This is really lovely. I think I’ll drop some hints for my daughter. :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
This is so pretty, Bev! I love the extra touching of the dangling beads. And how easy it would be to customize the color!!
I’m very excited to make this bracelet!!
I am confuse on making the bow though. If you sew the other end, where does two loose end come from to create the bow? That step didn’t make sense to me.
Such a great DIY bracelet – I love the added touch of the pearls.
Pamela Smith says
So cute! I love this idea and you could make it to match any outfit! Pinning!
I am confused about the bow step too, same as Sarah. If you have cut the ribbon and sewed it to itself, where do the 2 ends come from to tie the bow?
Frugal Hausfrau says
I was just thinking how great this would be to update a couple of worn looking bracelets in my drawer. Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday!
Paola @ Do It With Heart says
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Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
I should subscribe my daughter to this blog. Every time I come here I’m like, “Oh Iris would love that. Oh Iris would love this!” Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at #SaucySaturdays.
shyam tripathi says
These are great and creative style. I love it. Thanks for sharing.