Saturday, August 17, 2013

DIY: Thread + Charm Bracelets

My little sister says she's my #1 fan. Isn't she cute? Every time I'm making something, she always wants to be the first one to try it. She loves handmade things as much as I do! She always wear the bracelets I've made her to school. One of her favorites is the thread & charm bracelet. Every time I get a new charm she likes, that means another bracelet I have to make her. So yeah, she has a lot of those bracelets :)

Anyways, since today is my little sister's birthday, I decided to show you how to make her favorite bracelets.


Materials


Thread
Jump rings
Cord end caps
Clasps
Charms
Chain nose pliers
Diagonal cutting pliers

Photo Tutorial


Step by Step


Step 1: You need 24 inches of thread. You may need more or less thread, it all depends on your wrist size. Bend the thread on the middle and add a jump ring.


Step 2: Hold both ends of the thread together and make a knot, as shown on the photo.


Step 3: After making the knot, you will have the thread together like if there was 2 threads. You need to leave a small space and then add a charm. {When leaving the space, you can check it on your wrist... the jump ring will be under the wrist, and the charm will be over the wrist-- in the middle of the wrist, like any other bracelet.}


Step 4: Now you have to make another knot, like in step 2, but this time it will be on the charm.


Step 5: After adding the charm, you need to find the other half of the thread and make a knot. Leave a small piece of thread after the knot, and cut the rest of the thread.


Step 6: Add a cord end cap at the end, as shown in the photo.


Step 7: Add a clasp, and you are done!


The Results


You can make this simple bracelet in any color, with any charm :)



What's your favorite color when it comes to bracelets? As you can see, my little sister LOVE brilliant colors!

28 comments:

  1. I love these braclets. Can I be fan #2. You pictures are looking wonderful. Great tutorial!

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    1. Thank you so much Brenna! Sure, you can be fan #2! :) But first, you'll need to discuss it with my mom lol.

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  2. This is nice. I love pink, baby blue and pastel colors. Nice tutorial. Xoxo Tayrina.

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    1. Thanks Tayrina! I love pastel colors too.

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  3. Those are so cute. I think my nieces would love to make these sometime.

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    1. Thanks Katie! These are a great DIY for kids :)

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  4. I'm kind of a neutral person when it comes to jewelry. I need to branch out more, these are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! When it comes to jewelry I like pastel and neutral colors :)

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  5. Love these1 So bright and fun. I'd like a pink and vibrant blue one!

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  6. Mariely,

    I love the bracelets! I was wondering if the braided cord would work in place of the thread. Where did you purchase the tread because I think the braided cord that I have is too thin.
    Angie

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    1. Thanks Angie! If the braided cord is thin, I think it would work. The thread I use is very very thin. I bought it at a local beading store here in Puerto Rico but the brand is beadsmith.com... maybe you could find it at Walmart. Let me know if you need help with anything else :)

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    2. Thank you for your help! I made a bracelet using the braided cord and it worked :)

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    3. You are most welcome! I'm so glad it worked!

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  7. these bracelets really are cute! I can see why they are her favorite. hope she had a great b-day!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! She had so much fun :)

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  8. Great tutorial. I have some charms left over from making some bookmarks - maybe I will try this. I will have to find some of that thread - or maybe I can use some pearl crown rayon I have in my sewing stash that I use with my serger. Love the colors you show in the photos - my favorite color is blue - any shade.

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    1. Thank you Kimberlee! If you try them, let me know if the pearl crown rayon worked for you :)

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  9. I'd love to try this! I have a charm from the Disney Princess Half Marathon that I've been trying to figure out what to do with! I wish I had all the materials just lying around - Oh well, I guess I'll have to go to the craft store!

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    1. aw Rose! I can totally picture us doing crafts together :) Be sure to send me a photo of your bracelet ;)

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  10. oh my goodness! I am so happy I came across this on Pinterest! I have lots of little charms and I did not know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing this idea! Cant wait to try it! :)

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    1. Thank so much Boni! I love Pinterest! I'm so glad you stop by :)

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  11. Wow Its really preety. I tried it . Its look awesome. I have a lot of color of this beautiful idea.
    Charm bracelets

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  12. what do you call the thread that you used?

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  13. Did you use 1mm waxed cotton thread? Darling tutorial, thanks!

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