I saw a chain wrap bracelet with ribbon wound through it in a boutique a few weeks ago and completely fell in love. Then I looked at the price tag and immediately fell out of love. Paying $50 for a bracelet I can DIY in under 30 minutes with $5 worth of supplies from A.C. Moore is just silly.
- A chain
- Ribbon (color/s of your choice)
- Toggle clasp
- Hot glue gun
- Tiny pliers
The famous Coco Chanel quote, When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on, totally applies to my crafting projects. Once I get going, I just can’t stop. When I first attempted this project, I made some three-foot wrap chain with dangly ribbons and a few random fake pearl beads. Nice try, but no. It’s like giving a beadazzler to one of Bravo’s Real Housewives–you know it’s not going to end well.
- Use your pliers to separate chain links, creating four equal strands that fit your wrist. You’ll attach these around the toggle clasp.
- Weave ribbon of your color choice through the chain strands. For the slow learners out there, that’s under, over, under, over.
- Cut the ends of the ribbon and fold them over, sealing with a small dot of hot glue.
- Attach the “toggle” end of the toggle clasp with a piece of ribbon.
- Make a pretty bow, trim the ends, and secure them with small dabs of hot glue.
I chose blue and white because they’re my favorite colors…and the only colors I had. I would have run to A.C. Moore, but I was watching True Blood On Demand and that obviously takes precedent. The next time I make this type of bracelet, I think using four different shades of the same color in an ombre pattern would be pretty. Brown fading into a light tan through a gold chain, perhaps?