Hey friends! I had some fun with these easy DIY bracelets, combining stone beads and pewter charms to mix and match. These are beginner-friendly and don’t require much in the way of supplies, so that makes it a great project for craft night or a rainy day!
I got my supplies at today’s post sponsor, Happy Mango Beads. They have a huge selection of reasonably priced charms, and when mixed with your favorite colors of stone or glass beads, there’s no limit to how you can customize your own bracelets. Wear them alone, or stack them up to make a statement! There are links in the supply list below if you love what you see and want to do some shopping!
Supplies needed for each of these Easy DIY Bracelets:
- 4mm round gemstone beads (7 – 7.5 inches). I am using purple fluorite, rose quartz, black onyx, and snowflake obsidian today.
- 4mm-5mm pewter spacer beads (3)
- Pewter charms. I picked a fun selection of a pineapple, cowboy boot, pair of scissors, birdhouse, heart, and faceted ball charms.
- 3mm-4mm jump ring (1)
- .5mm stretch cord (12 inches)
- Chain nose pliers
- Super glue (optional but helpful for durability)
Cut a 12-inch length of stretch cord to begin. Your final bracelet will be about 7.25 inches, but the excess will make sure you don’t lose beads as you go and that you have plenty of room to tie your knot at the end.
The pattern I used for these bracelets was 14 stone beads, then one spacer bead, repeated three times. Get creative, though! Any pattern you like is a good pattern.
Attach the charm to a 4mm jump ring. When you reach the end of your beaded length, string the charm on through the jump ring. This will allow it to move more freely on your wrist and not get in your way.
Tie a square knot (double knot) to finish the bracelet. The best place to do this is near a spacer bead, as they have larger holes and can help to hide the knot.
Try not to get the stretch cord too loose or too tight when you tie it. You don’t want slack in the bracelet, but you want it to stretch well, so try not to put any tension on the cord. Add a drop of superglue to the knot and allow it to dry (this should only take a minute or two). Then, trim the excess cord away.
Next – make more! A 15-inch strand of stone beads will make 2 bracelets, so you can share with a friend, or start working on a whole set!
I hope you enjoyed these easy DIY bracelets today, and I’ll be back again soon with more fun inspiration! See you soon ~