Hello Made by Girl readers! It's Stephanie from Henry Happened back with another DIY project. If there's one thing I love, it's making bracelets.
And these are so insanely easy you won't be able to make just one. Read on for the how-to!
With spring soon upon us I wanted a bracelet that was light, simple and stackable. Doesn't this time of year make you want to clean out all the closets and purge everything?
When you're spring cleaning you might just find you already have most of the materials you need for this DIY. If not, it's a good excuse for a trip to Home Depot.
DIY Bead and Hardware Bracelets
To make your own bracelets you will need:
- Stretch Magic (found at any craft store)
- Small wooden beads (Hobby Lobby is my favorite source for these)
- 8mm gold hex nuts
- Gold spikes are optional but make a fun addition
Start by stringing your beads and hex nuts onto the Stretch Magic. This stuff is super easy to work with. It feels kind of like fishing line but with stretch. My pattern was two beads followed by a hex nut, using about 10 beads.
Measure your wrist to make it the length you need. Give it a bit of extra room though so it's not too tight. If it's too small the beads will stretch apart too much, exposing the cord.
Once you are done stringing cut the Stretch Magic and knot it. Follow the package directions on making the knots because you don't want it to come undone.
Clip the ends and you're done! Then you'll say, 'That was so easy, let's make more!' And before you know it, you're addicted to making bracelets. There really ought to be a hotline for that.
You can make all kinds of patterns with the beads and hex nuts. And definitely add some spikes for a little edge. You can't go wrong with spikes, right?
-images Stephanie Gerber