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DIY Statement Bracelets, leather, beads, gold madeinaday.com

I love making and wearing bracelets! I have been hunting Pinterest for pretty jewelry ideas for some time now and I keep coming across amazing jewelry ideas with broken and/or spam links! Usually I just do not pin them, but with some of these I just couldn’t resist.

I saved a few amazing ones to my Fashion | Jewelry DIY board anyway.  They were just too inspirational to pass up. Now that school has started I finally had a spare moment to sit down and make some of the ones that inspired me the most! I hope you like the results, I know I do!

Charming Statement Bracelets

Supplies:

  • Crimping pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Jump rings
  • Bead crimps
  • Bead wire
  • E6000 glue

 

Statement Bracelets

Rope Chain Bracelet~

Rope & Chain Bracelet

Supplies:

  • E6000 Glue
  • Twisted embroidery Floss (Artiste #HL525),
  • Large end caps
  • Large Gold chain (found in Hobby Lobby’s fabric section)
  • Medium Industrial Tension Clip (Lowes)
  • Small and large jump rings
  • Stick pins for bead charms
  • Various charms
  • Gold Metallic Spray paint. (My favorite is Krylon Special Purpose Metallics, it dries in 15 minutes or less).
Make a rope Bracelet

Take 3 links of the gold chain and feed your floss through each end. I left the paper tags on so I would not disturb the twisted way it comes in the store.

Trim rope for bracelet end caps

Remove the paper tags and cut your floss down to fit your wrist. Add some glue to the cut floss and pinch the ends so they do not fray.

glue endcaps on bracelet

When the paint is dry add a good amount of glue to the inside of your end caps and put the ends of the floss inside. Arrange the floss so the chain lies flat. Let the glue dry and then add your jump rings and clasp!

Beads, Chain & Charms Bracelet!

Beads, Chain & Charms Bracelet

Supplies:

  • Beads
  • Chain
  • Small chain
  • Charms
  • Various size jump rings
  • Large decorative ring
  • Lobster claw clasp
Add large ring with seed bead

Take your wire and crimp one end to a large clasp ring.

Add beads to half of bracelet

Add your beads then a jump ring and crimp.

Add large chain to other end of bracelet

Add large chain with a large jump ring to the string of beads. Add large jump ring and them then the Lobster clasp to the chain. Add your charms.

Glue your end cap to braid

To make a bead charm add a beading stick pin through the bead. Cut the wire and wrap it with Round Nose pliers to make a loop. Add a jump ring and it makes an instant charm!

Leather, Bead & Charm Bracelet!

Leather, Bead & Charm Bracelet

Supplies:

  • Swede Leather string
  • Various beads
  • Two bead charms
  • Various size jump rings
  • Large clasp ring
  • End cap
  • Lobster claw clasp

Take your wire and crimp one end to a medium jump ring. Add your beads and the end cap and crimp.

For the Leather Braid: Here’s a great tutorial on how to do a Four String Braid.

Glue ends of leather together

Cut four 8 inch strips of leather and glue the ends together flat. Let that dry for a few hours for a tight bond.

Clamp leather to braid

Take the glued end of leather strips and put them under the clip of a clipboard.

Braid the leather to the length you need mine is 5 1/4 inches. Use the link with guide to do braid.

Turn the braid around and clip the free end to the clipboard and arrange the strips flat then glue the ends together. Let it dry for a few hours then trim the long ends off.

Glue your end cap to braid

Fold the braid in half and add the large clasp ring to the center. Add glue inside the end cap and insert both ends of the braid. Let the glue dry over night. Attach the beaded side and that’s it!

Anchor Bracelet!

Anchor Bracelet

Supplies:

  • Leather suede string
  • Anchor charm
  • Jump rings
  • E600 glue 
  • Lobster claw clasp
Wrap Leather around anchor for bracelet

Take a strip of leather fold it in half and loop around the end of the anchor. Wrap the leather around like a  knot pulling the two end strips inward (see pic).

Tie a knot and add loster clasp

Measure for wrist length. Add a large jump ring and tie a tight knot. Loop the leather the same way on the other side of the anchor. 

tie knot for jump ring

Add a jump ring attached to the lobster claw and tie a tight knot in the leather. Trim the knots. Add a dot of glue on each knot. And that’s it!

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28 Comments

  1. We love what you have done. I won’t be a party without you.

  2. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button!

  3. Kim, your talent never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two! I can’t wait to see what else you share!
    Make it a great week!

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! They look like they came from an expensive store!

  5. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What pretty and unique bracelets! I love one-of-a-kind pieces!

  6. Will you send me these? Seriously, you are awesome and I love them all! Thanks so much for linking up & I’m gonna feature your awesomeness tomorrow. xoxo

  7. These are so lovely! I’ve not thought of spray painting clasps before, brilliant idea!

  8. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures says:

    These are all so pretty! Pinned :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  9. I found you at Katherines corner. Your bracelets are really beautiful. I love the one with the Anchor charm. Thank you for the tutorial. Tina

  10. Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Carrie,

  11. These bracelet are so adorable. I love them. Pinning them.
    I am your newest follower. Will you follow me back? Thank you so much !

    Ellya
    @CuriositaEllya

  12. Hay, love your ideas, they are awsome! :)

  13. Wow, gorgeous jewelry!! Thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday. Maybe next time you can add our party link to your post. Thanks!

  14. These are AWESOME!! I can’t wait to try making these! I would LOVE for you to share this at “That’s My Style” Link Party TOMORROW (every Friday) on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla

    1. Thanks so much for sharing this at “That’s My Style” Link Party!!! You made my day. I do hope you’ll join in again. I can’t wait to see what you have to share this week. :)

  15. These look great! I haven’t tried any jewelry making yet, but between this tutorial and the ones over at Thanks I Made It, you guys are making it very hard not to start! Pinning!

  16. I could wear any of these beautiful bracelets! Love them! Thank you for link this post up to WIW @http://placeofmytaste.blogspot.com/2013/08/work-it-wednesday-link-party.html

  17. These are gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you for posting!!

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