Thursday, January 15, 2015

DIY Cord Bracelet

Happy Friday Eve!! (Can you tell I'm excited for the weekend?!)

Last weekend John and Scout went hunting in Patagonia, AZ, and as much as I miss him and Scout when they leave, it is always a perfect opportunity to work on some DIYs!

When I was growing up I always enjoyed making jewelry, so I thought I would break out all my gear and make some stackable bracelets!



What you need:



How to:

 Begin by putting a row of beads on an eye pin

Using wire tools (or your finger if you're strong!), bend the straight end of the eye pin to a circle to match the other end of the eye pin.

Open the jump rings and add one to each end of the eye pin; close the jump rings once they are on the eye pin

Cut two pieces of cord and loop them through the jump ring

Open a jump ring and add the crimp and clasp; then, open a second jump ring and add a crimp; close both jump rings
 

Add one of the crimps to one of the sides of the leather cord and close the crimp using pliers or wire tools; add the other crimp to the other side and close

To finish, trim off the leather that is sticking out from the crimp


And ta da!

They are quite easy to make and super inexpensive... not to mention you can make totally different looks depending on the type of beads you use!

Make a few and stack them, or wear just one at a time - either way, they are way cute!
 


Linking up with Annie!

17 comments :

  1. cute project!! i love the stones you used. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Okay these are fabulous and I think you totally need to open an Etsy shop! You're so crafty!!

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  3. It turned out so well!! Love the colors! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. These are so cute! I totally want one! :)) Katie is right, you belong on Etsy! Love love!

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  5. Such an easy cute project. My mom has always make jewelry, but I've never given it a try, I may have to!

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  6. I can't even tell you how much I love these, that blue is just gorgeous!! I love smaller pieces like this that stack well. I actually think I could handle this DIY :)

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  7. So cute! Love those gold beads too!! I have small wrists and hardly ever wear bracelets, but these I would wear. Thank you for sharing!!

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  8. I used to love to make jewlery/bead necklaces and bracelets when I was little too! This is such a great tutorial. Beautiful outcome too!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. So cute indeed! What a great gift idea, too. Love the use of leather!

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  10. Oooh this is great!! I just love leather cord!

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  11. These are so neat! Definitely saving this!
    xoxo Southern Style

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  12. You did such an awesome job! I love this - it's so versatile too!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  13. freakin' cute! and your step by step is amazing!

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  14. I used to love making jewelry too, but it was never this pretty! Seriously love these- especially the blue!

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  15. I love the bracelet!!! It turned out really nice. I need to get more creative.....

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  16. How easy is that?! I would have never thought it would be that easy! So pretty!

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