I went to the Can I Help You? Pancake & Mimosa fundraiser event this past weekend where all donations go towards community outreach. There was live music, food, and arts & crafts. I was immediately gravitated to the jewelry vendors that were there and you know I had to buy a couple things! I got 4 amazing glass art beads and I knew right away I wanted to DIY myself a bracelet I could wear with all my other jewelry. Here’s what I did.
1. Mixed metal wire: I know I would want to wear the bracelet with any look, so I didn’t want to limit myself to just silver or just gold or rose gold. So, I went with mixed metals.
2. Measurements: I cut about 12 inches of length in each color and doubled it up, giving me 6 inches to work with for my wrist. I have a baby wrist so I was going for a tight, snug fit. Perfect!
3. Glass: I decided on what order I wanted my glass beads to be in and after that I slid them in and measured around my wrist to make sure they would sit right in the middle like I wanted.
4. Closure: I don’t make jewelry so I like to make things easy for myself. For the side that had a loop I twisted in a circle metal bead and used that to twist the entire bracelet around creating the swirl effect. This was also done so that closing piece wouldn’t move all over the place. For the hook piece, I put each wire individually through the whole and what was left over I made a loop and began wrapping them around to create the other effect and also securing the closing hook in place.
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