Friday, February 10, 2012

Easy peasy bracelets

Titto jewelry set
When I saw this in a newspaper (76 euros, seriously?!?), I knew I could make something similar myself - so I did. Instead of a necklace, I decided I would make bracelets - I wear those more often.
These are really easy to whip together, in no time :-).

I don't really know if anyone needs a tutorial, but this is how I made them: I bought some leather strand (I bought 1,5 meter, which allowed me to make three of these :-) ) and used beads I had laying around.You also need a clasp, 2 jump rings and 2 clamps to hold the strands together.

Start by just cutting strands that are the size of your wrist. The strands can be a little bigger, depending on how loose you want the bracelet to be around your wrist. Do keep in mind there will be a clasp, so the bracelet will be somewhat looser, even if you take strands the size of your wrist. Take as many strands as you want: the bracelet with green beads has four, the one with the white beads has three, and I'll make another one using the two strands I have left. It's really up to you and what you like best.
Add some beads to each strand. Again, it's up to you and what you prefer. I had 5 beads per strand on the bracelet with the green beads because those are bigger, around 8 per strand on the bracelet with the white beads. You can't really go wrong here :-).
Almost finished already :-). First, you have to keep your strands together using a clamp. I then twisted the strands as I wanted, tangling them a bit. Then I attached the other ends of the strands together, again using a clamp.
At one end, I attached a little jump ring to the clamp; at the other end, I attached a little jump ring and a lobster clasp. And that's it, you're done!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Really nice. love this. I think i can do it, too. Thanks, Linda

  2. These are cool. I might have to see what pearls I have kicking around (I have some leather already). Thanks for sharing how you did it.

  3. These bracelets are so cute! The sisters are loving these!!! We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

  4. Thank you for your nice comments! I'd be happy to see how yours turn out :-)


'n reactie is altijd fijn :-). Bedankt!