DIY Ribbon & Chain Bracelet

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.

SUPPLIES

  • 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.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use your pliers to separate chain links, creating four equal strands that fit your wrist. You’ll attach these around the toggle clasp.
  2. Weave ribbon of your color choice through the chain strands. For the slow learners out there, that’s under, over, under, over.
  3. Cut the ends of the ribbon and fold them over, sealing with a small dot of hot glue.
  4. Attach the “toggle” end of the toggle clasp with a piece of ribbon.
  5. 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?

Comments

  1. wooooooooooow this is sooo nice.. :) :) :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love this! I see so many bracelets using this chain, where can I find ones like it?

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