I don’t know about you, friends, but my summer wardrobe consists of a variety of different colors. I’ve got some coral, some yellow, lots of turquoise, some pink, various shades of blue, and even some black and white. So, I decided to make myself a bracelet that would match just about anything so that I can grab it and go, knowing it will look great no matter what I’m wearing for the day. In the end, it actually ended up being two bracelets that I can either wear individually or stacked. Here’s how I made them, and you can too!
Not an experienced jewelry maker? This is the perfect starter project for you! No tools or special skills required!
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All I did was measure my wrist and cut two pieces of elastic stringing cord that were 4″ longer than my measurement. For the “Peace” bracelet, I put the word bead on first, then added 17 beads on each side of it. Then, I tied the cord tightly and cut the ends. For the other bracelet, I just strung the beads in a random order, then tied off the cord.
This project took me about fifteen minutes, and would have taken even less if I hadn’t let go of one end of the cord and had to restring one entire bracelet.
Little Crafter and I were supposedly playing a game of “Trouble” while I was stringing these, but since he decided he wanted to pop the bubble for me and move my game pieces, I had both hands free for crafting! Easiest game I ever played…I didn’t have to do a thing!
The hardest part of it all for me was trying to “randomly” string the beads. I’m so Type A; I want a pattern and symmetry! So, it was actually more effort for me to be random! Can any of you relate? I’m guessing yes…don’t make me say names!
What do you think? If you try making your own, I’d love to see how they turn out! Be sure and share them with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group. See you there.