DIY Multi-Strand Eclectic Bracelet
Guess what? It's time for another Quarterly Collab post! Check out our last project to see what we've been up to and learn about the six other creative bloggers that made jewelry project this quarter.
I love bracelets but I rarely wear them because they seem to get in the way of typing, which is a big part of my day job. Regardless, my collection is ever growing. I make them because 1. They are really fun to make and wear 2. I rarely find bracelets to fit my wrist! If you have a small or large wrist, you know the pains of trying to find a bracelet that will fit. Most bracelets are made to the 7inch standard.
This bracelet is definitely DIY-able but it isn't exactly a beginner's project. It takes a bit of time and patience and utilizes several jewelry-making techniques. I would say it is an intermediate project because of the amount of supplies and techniques required. Let's get started!
Chain-nose pliers (these are optional but I find them quite handy for using jump rings and headpins)
Round-nose pliers or a 3-in-1 tool (pictured)
3 types of chain, preferably including one chunky chain
Beads (I used white magnesite rondelles, turquoise glass, wood, black metal and horn)
Connectors (a finding with the a hole on either end or an open-shaped finding)
Jump rings (it's nice to have various sizes to accommodate the different chains)
Step 1: Measure your wrist with a tape measure or just by wrapping chain around your wrist. Using the wire cutters, cut your chain about .5inches shorter than your wrist size. I have a 6in wrist so I cut my chain to 5.5 inches.