Thursday, December 21, 2017

Make Your Own Beaded Bracelet Stack



A few months ago, my husband gave me a beaded bracelet stack for my birthday. It had 3 bracelets with different stone beads in grey and white. I love them so much and wear them all the time. So of course I wanted a few more bracelets for those outfits that grey doesn't match as well. I decided to make a few of my own with some of the stone beaded and charms. I purchased these from Michaels, but I know a lot of other craft stores carry similar items. Watch out for coupons and sales because Joann's, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby all have great sales (up to 50% off) which means you can make even more! Instead of just plain stone bead bracelets, we thought jazzing them up with druzy charms and other rhinestone beads would be much more fun. They were so easy, too minutes to make, and I was able to make 5 bracelets for the cost of buying 1! 


All you need is a strand or two of beads for the main stone and then accent beads or charms for the bracelet and some stretch cording. I used .7mm clear stretch cord I picked up at Michaels for a few dollars. It has held up well! I've had to restring two bracelets we purchased, but not the ones we've made so far! I chose to do a white bracelet and blue one each with a charm. But I ended up going back and getting a few strands of brown tone beads and a strand gold and rhinestone beads to use a few of with each bracelet. 


To make the bracelets, cut a piece of cord about double the diameter of your wrist (to give yourself plenty of length to tie it off when you are done), decide on your pattern or where you will place the accent charms or beads, and start beading! For children, I recommend putting a clothespin at one end so the beads don't fall off. It really seemed to help Claire when she was making her bracelets. 




It's a wonderful activity to do by yourself or with kids! We had fun and wear our bracelets all the time now! 



17 comments:

  1. Such a cute beaded bracelet :) Wonderful post dear <3
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

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  2. These bracelets are beautiful! I love making jewelry. I wish I had time to do it more. :)

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  3. So cute and so easy!!! I can't believe how big Claire is now!!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  4. Beaded stack bracelets are a favorite of mine - especially in the summer. But I've never dared to make one on my own (I'm so not crafty!). Yours turned out so great! I especially love the charm on the blue one. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  5. Wow, these look like they were professionally made! I love a good DIY that saves money.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  6. I love this! I have so many beads, I should do this with them!

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  7. such a pretty idea! i love the blue and crystal ones!
    lucky you to have such a thoughtful husband!
    happy holidays
    ashley

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  8. What a super cute craft idea- these turned out great, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. I love this idea, it's so pretty and I love that it's DIY! Beautiful colors!

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  10. What a fabulous project, Laura!!!
    Not only to do together, but then to have to wear!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. Oh what a fun activity to do together! Your finished bracelets look great too! :) I particularly like the blue one, of course!

    Hope you are having a great week! With all of the gifts bought and wrapped I'm enjoying a few quiet days until Christmas.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  12. This looks so much fun! Love your work too guys, really cute bracelets you got there!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  13. I think that is a fabulous idea! I think I will be checking out a store nearby where they sell stuff like that!

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  14. This looks very beautiful......

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  15. Good gravy, these are so pretty. I can't believe making them is as easy as you made it seem. But I am hopeful since Claire was successful that maybe I would be, too. Going to give this project a go! Thanks for directions and the inspiration. Merry Christmas.

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