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Weekend project: DIY pearl bracelet

These pretty pearl bracelets really caught my eye and I especially liked that I already had some of the materials at home (I bet you do too). Simple to make and oh so sweet, this past weekend I got my glue gun out and decided to give them a go.

DIY turquoise pearl braclets on the neck of a Swedish horse

Kate Gertner

I love a good project, especially when it comes to making something stylish that I can show off to all my friends. My love of crafts keeps me on an endless search for fabulous DIYs and while surfing the internet one rainy afternoon, I came across Aude Collioud’s blog heodeza. Filled with projects a plenty, the site showcases so many great DIY’s, but these pretty pearl bracelets really caught my eye, and I especially liked that I already had some of the materials at home (I bet you do too). Simple to make and oh so sweet, this past weekend I got my glue gun out and decided to give them a go.

How did they turn out you ask? One word: Glam! The bracelets are so beautiful and I love to wear them stacked on their own (I made orange, turquoise and pink) or mixed in with other bangles. I am so over-the-top thrilled with the results of this ‘do it yourself’ that I simply had to spread the word and share the how-to steps with all my fashion friends.

Shopping List:

  • Thin bangle bracelets. Forever 21 – 24 bracelets for $5
  • Pearl garland, rhinestone garland or ball chain. eBay, $3
  • A glue gun or a high adhesive glue such as E-6000 glue.
  • Colorful embroidery floss. The Workroom, $1 per bundle.

Instructions:

1. Pick a starting point on the bangle and using a small amount of glue adhere the first ball to the bangle.

2. Continue this action for each pearl working your way around the entire bracelet until the garland ends meet.

3. Cut off the excess garland and close the circle by putting a dab of glue on the inside of the bracelet

4. Attach the embroidery thread to the inside of the bracelet using a small dab of glue

5. Wrap the thread in-between each pearl — two or three times depending on how much space you have and how colorful of a look you want — I say go for the color!

6. When you have gone around the entire bracelet make a small knot, dab a bit of glue on the inside of the bangle and secure the knot down — and you’re done!


 

Try this project and tweet us a pick of your bracelets . . . We can’t wait to see your colorful creations!