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DIY Beaded Bracelet: Summer Edition

Completed DIY bracelet using turquoise beads and pearls

With Eid coming up I thought what better gift than to create a DIY beaded bracelet. It’s thoughtful and customized for the person you’re making it for.

I had most of the supplies from previous projects but wanted some coloured beads for contrast. I came across some beautiful turquoise beads at a local craft market. When creating a bracelet or any jewelry piece I’m usually inspired by what I see in shops or online. I recently bought a BB Tressors bracelet and that’s where the idea to mix beads came from. I also attended a jewelry making workshop where I learned the impact of layering different size strands to create more texture to the final look.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Fishing wire
  • Small-sized pearls
  • Medium-sized pearls
  • Turquoise beads
  • Chain
  • Headpin
  • Lobster clasp
  • Jump rings
  • Keyhole clasps
  • Needle nose pliers

These materials are all easily available on Amazon, Ali Express or at your local craft store.

Materials required for DIY Bracelet
It’s up to you to choose any colour beads and chains for your DIY bracelet

How To Create The Layers In Your DIY Beaded Bracelet

To start, make a loop with the fishing wire by having the pearl locked in the middle. Pull the fishing wire from both ends to secure the pearl. Trim excess wire from one side, leaving half a centimetre to attach the clasps later. Alternatively, string through beads and pearls to your desired length. Knot and secure with a pearl just as you did at the start. Trim the fishing wire, again leaving half a centimetre.

Securing beads and pearls on fishing wire for DIY bracelet

Measure the circumference of your wrist (this design is for someone with a 6.5-inch wrist). Make sure the beaded line and the chain are the same lengths (in this case 6 inches, the remainder will be adjusted in the clasp) before trimming the chain.

Measuring DIY Bracelet and Chain

Attach keyhole clasps to both ends of the beaded strand. Loop the chain and the beaded strand into a jump ring.

Attaching clasps to DIY bracelete

Create another pearl and beaded strand, complete with keyhole clasps and the same length as the other strands. This time change the small pearls for medium size pearls to give your DIY bracelet some different weight for added interest.

Pearl and beaded strand for DIY bracelet

Loop this new beaded strand into the jump ring with the other two strands and add another jump ring. Leave the big jump ring open to insert a charm.

3 stranded DIY bracelet in process

How To Create A Charm For Your DIY Bracelet

Creating a beaded charm for DIY bracelet

Take a head pin and three beads (a medium pearl, oblong blue bead and small pearl are shown here). Insert the beads onto the head pin. Cut the head pin using pliers approximately 1.5 centimetres above the last bead. This will allow you enough room to bend and curl the head pin to form a loop. Tadaa! – you’ve made your own charm. Use your imagination here and create any charm of your liking using this same process.

Attaching charm and lobster clasp to DIY bracelet

Loop this charm in the jump ring you left open. Once inserted, close the jump ring. On the other end of your bracelet, attach a lobster clasp and you’re done!

You should be very happy with whatever bracelet you create. This entire process is customizable to your style so have fun with it. Good luck!

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20 Comments

  • zoe phinazee
    August 29, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    This was a very informative and helpful tutorial! I’m not a jewelry maker but my sister is trying to get into that so I’ll definitely show her this post!

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    • Mariam
      August 30, 2017 at 7:16 PM

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I’m always excited to see pieces from new jewellery designers. I wish her all the best!

      Reply
  • Nadie
    September 1, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    I have no crafting bones in my body, but this look like a fun project!

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:44 AM

      Hahaha! Give it a try – trust me it’s super easy and you will appreciate it so much more because you created it rather than bought it πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Courtney Blacher
    September 1, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    I really enjoyed in this post. That bracelet is so pretty. It’s amazing that you can any color you like.

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:43 AM

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post. You can make it in any colour and with any chain – I’ve just given you the basics πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Oursamyatra
    September 1, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Bracelet is so awesome. Love to see all the process of making the Bracelet.

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:40 AM

      Thanks! I hope it was easy to understand.

      Reply
  • Shell
    September 2, 2017 at 4:57 AM

    I love this super cute bracelet!!!!! This would be so fun to make!! Also teal is my fave color so I would totally make this with the same colors! πŸ™‚

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:31 AM

      It was super fun! And you should totally make it! I’d love to see the final look, share it using the hashtag #DIYBaubleBracelet πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Jayashree
    September 2, 2017 at 5:33 AM

    This bracelet is very cute. Nice post of DIY.

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:27 AM

      Thanks! You can mix and match the beads of chains for a more mature style. It’s all up to you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Dyana
    September 2, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    Beautiful! This looks like a fun project I could do with my daughter. I love simple jewelry pieces like this.

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:24 AM

      It really is super easy. I’ve only given you the basics but you can make so many beaded or charm variations and the number of layers is totally up to. Have fun with it! Do share your designs with the hashtag #DIYBaubleBracelet πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Ashleya
    September 2, 2017 at 11:55 PM

    The DIY bracelet you made is beautiful. Teal is one of my favorite colors. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    • Mariam
      September 3, 2017 at 12:19 AM

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Ebrian Fox
    September 3, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    This is an awesome diy. My kids will love to try this.

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    • Mariam
      September 4, 2017 at 6:24 PM

      Oooh! I’m glad πŸ™‚ Do share what they make using the hashtag #DIYBaubleBracelet

      Reply
  • Kobby
    September 5, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Really creative and beautiful! I like your straightforward tutorial too. Definitely one to make for my girl.

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    • Mariam
      September 5, 2017 at 11:24 PM

      I’m glad it was easy to follow πŸ™‚

      Reply

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