Simple Statement Bracelet

Sometimes simple is the best way to go, right?  So today’s project should be a fun one for those of you who enjoy dabbling in jewelry making!  A simple statement piece makes a great addition to any wardrobe, and it is probably easier than you think.  Today’s bracelet can be made in 10 minutes or less if you have some basic wire techniques mastered already (and if not – I can show you how it’s done!)

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

What you will need:

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

  • 18 gauge wire
  • Focal bead(s) you love – these are dyed magnesite beads
  • 5mm round leather
  • Glue-on end caps, clasp, jump rings, and jewelry glue
  • Round-nosed Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

First, you will need to form the wire to support your beads.  Cut a length of wire that is about 2 inches longer than your bead(s) so you can make end loops.  Bend one end around your round nose pliers, and wrap it around the “neck” you formed from that loop.

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Add your beads.  Make another loop on the opposite end.  I like to add my clasp in right here to eliminate the need for an extra jump ring, but that’s up to you.  You can attach it separately as well if that is easier for you.

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Now, determine how much leather you will need.  You should aim for a bracelet length about 6.5 to 7 inches – depending on the size of your wrist.  I needed 4 inches of leather, but it will vary depending on how large your focal beads are. Then, just add a it of jewelry glue to the cap, and glue it onto the end of your leather.

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Add a jump ring to either end of your leather segment – you will attach your bead bar to one end, and you will clasp your bracelet with the other.  Your glue will need about 20-30 minutes to dry as well.

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

 

And that is all there is to it!  I love the blue and orange together – what colors are you wearing this fall?

Simple Statement Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

 

Adrianne

Comments

  1. Lynne says

    As a University of Illinois alum, I applaud your color choice! : ) I also really appreciate how you give very clear and simple directions, with lots of photos, as I am artistically challenged, shall we say. Good thing I married a crafter……. Seriously, I do so enjoy your blog, thank you for all your great posts.

  2. Lorraine Morales says

    I absolutely love all your projects. I am not that crafty but your instructions, as well as giving the links to the exact items to purchase, are awesome. I have actually made some bracelets and they have come out just perfect. You are so clever.

  3. says

    I always enjoy clicking on your link to see what beautiful jewelry you have created. And I’m never disappointed. Your tutorials are always spot on. Thanks!

  4. says

    Adrianne, I just love the jewelry you make. This bracelet is so cute and would be a great addition to all the fall wardrobe we will be wearing soon.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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