This DIY bracelet is so quick and easy compared to the beaded wrap bracelet I made a couple weeks ago. I originally got the idea from Pinterest months ago, and my roommate had even made me one. Eventually I had to cut it off though, and wanted to make my own with clasps so I could remove them and mix-and-match them at will. Since it’s summer and neon is huge this season, my color choices were a no-brainer.
You’ll need thread (I used embroidery floss), beads, clasps, a piece of tape and a hot glue gun.
- Loop the thread through the clasp and back up. I used about 20” total because I wanted the bracelet to wrap around my wrist twice. Thread the end back through the clasp and secure with a knot. Cut the bottom loop so that you now have three strands of thread attached to the clasp.
- Begin braiding. It’s easiest if you tape down the end to a table.
- When you want to start the beaded section, simply continue the braid, adding one bead to the thread before weaving it over the others. When you’ve added the desired about of beads, carefully push the beads up so that the braid is taught and the beads secured in place. Continue to braid.
- To finish the bracelet, add the other end of the clasp (I braided it right into the end), knot it, cut off the excess thread, and secure with a dab of hot glue to keep the ends from fraying.