Be the envy of your friends with this DIY pink and gold bracelet, or maybe just impress your Pinterest followers.
I have found that it is hard for me to find jewelry that I like. I guess I am picky, but let’s just call it selective. The solution? Either buy high quality (think real gold and gemstones) or DIY it for myself. I recently moved to the Mt Vernon area of Baltimore, MD and there is a bead store between where I work and where I live called Beadazzled… let’s just say I have a new hobby; a complementary one to my few months of knitting and yarn obsession I get every fall: beading and jewelry making. I have been intimidated by bead stores in the past because not all of them seem inviting. I remember the bead store that was in my college town and always felt everything was expensive or hard to make. Enter this new store: they have a huge set up where you can pay by the individual bead and have all kinds of unique looking things! Needless to say, with the lower entry point price-wise and beads I could get exited about, I was inspired to create the DIY pink and gold bracelet you see above. So how did I do it? Keep reading and learn how you can easily make your own!
- Jewelry stretchy elastic/string
- Bead of choice – I went with a bright pink
- Bead “caps” of choice – I thought these gold ones would make the pink pop
- Some beads from another project because you realized you didn’t buy enough of the pink beads and bead caps to make a long enough bracelet (optional)
- Feline assistant (optional)
So what do you do? It’s easy!
- Cut a piece of your elastic to a few inches longer than your wrist and pre-stretch (the instructions on the elastic told me to do this)
- Thread your beads and bead caps accordingly, and adding the additional beads if necessary.
- Tie the two ends of your elastic together with many knots and sneakily hide the knot within one of the beads.
- Revel in how amazing and professional your bracelet looks!
What do you guys think? Ready to tackle this DIY pink and gold bracelet? Have any bead store stories for me? What jewelry making project should I tackle next? Comment below and let me know.