So gold is hot right now. I’m seeing gold accessories all over the place! Which ties right into a fun little St. Patrick’s Day theme I have with some fellow bloggers for a great giveaway… it’s a Pot O’ Gold party this week with some fabulous gold projects and a chance to win some cash! First – let me show you how to make this simple gold layered bracelet!
What you will need:
- 1mm cotton cord. You can choose any style, any color. In fact, 1mm leather would work well too. You will need about 6 feet for this bracelet.
- 10mm end caps and clasp. <– I’m going to link to where I got this (consumercrafts.com), because it’s such a specialty item. That’s not an affiliate link and I don’t get paid if you decide to buy it, I’m just making it easy for you to find these gold components if you like them.
- 1.75 inch curved tube beads. <– Same deal, these are also from consumercrafts.com because I shop there ALL the time, haha. I used one package. If you want more bling, you can always use two. ;)
- Jewelry Glue (I like Aleene’s, but any superglue should work fine)
First things first, cut about 10 lengths of cord about 6.5 – 7 inches long. (If you have larger or smaller wrists, aim for the longer or shorter end of that range). This will look snug for now, but your clasp will add a some length, too. The set I linked to above adds just over 1/2 inch to the finished bracelet.
Group them all together and to a trial-run, fitting them into your end cap. You may discover that you need more or less, but it’s better to figure that out before you involve any glue. When you’ve got the right fit for your end cap, squirt a bit of glue in there. Then, add one end of all the cords. I group them together and fit them all in at once.
Once that dries (it should be set enough to work within a minute or two), add your tube beads onto a few strands. If you find that your cords are beginning to unravel then a tiny dot of glue on the end will work wonders – just ensure that it’s dry before you string your beads.
When you’ve added on your tube beads, arrange the opposite ends of the cords how you like (I like to make sure mine aren’t too twisted), trim up the ends evenly (because you may find some are off by a few mm) and glue on the remaining end cap.
Finally, just add your clasp, and it’s ready for wear!
If you love the gold look, be sure to check out these other great projects too!
Get more “golden” inspiration from these 14 other talented ladies:
From left to right, they are:
DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Coffee Recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
“Mommy Loves Me” Heat-Transfer Onesie by It Happens In A Blink
How To Take Pictures During The “Golden Hour” by Lindsay Faber Photography
Gold-Dipped Tear Drop Earrings by Happy Go Lucky
Gold Lettered Vintage Plates by The Sweet Escape
DIY Gold and Silver Key Fob by 4 You With Love
“Don’t Miss The Colours of the Rainbow” Printable by Clean and Scentsible
Gold Dipped Kitchen Utensils by Echoes of Laughter
Golden Pencils by The DIY Dreamer
Gold Speckled Eggs by Craftberry Bush
Gold Circle Pendants by Northstory
Kate Spade-inspired Coasters by Suburble
Gold-and-Black Layered Bracelet by Happy Hour Projects
Vintage Key Art by Satori Design for Living
Gold Bowties by Fynes Designs
Now – onto the giveaway! It’s open worldwide with a Paypal cash prize of $300 (void where prohibited, of course) and it runs through 11:59pm EST on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th 2014! Good luck!
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