For the longest time I found myself drawn to super chunky bracelets and baubles thinking they'd incorporate a sense of unusual into my everyday attire. But as I grow older, I've come to realize that less is more. Dainty bracelets with a pop of colour are my very favourite thing, and these super simple, super lovely DIY beaded beauties are an absolute must.
100” Gold chain
Gold lobster clasp
Faceted Swarovski crystal beads
Needle nose pliers (with wire clipper)
Gold crimp beads
Cut a 3” length of gold wire and thread on 12 crystal beads.
Thread a crimp bead on one end of the beaded wire, then thread the wire through one end of gold chain and fold back on itself, through the crimp bead. Trim any excess wire to about ¼” long. Press the crimp bead flat with the pliers, then tuck the cut wire into a crystal bead. Repeat on the other end of the beads to attach to the the lobster clasp.
Cut a 4” length of gold chain. Thread a gold crimp bead onto a bit of gold wire, then thread the wire through the hoop clasp piece and the end of the gold chain. Wrap the wire around each piece then tuck into the crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead with the pliers.
Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and secure with the lobster clasp. Repeat steps 1-3 to make as many as you like, in various colors!
Photography: Ruth Eileen