Simply Elegant DIY Bracelet Project

Updated on July 25, 2018
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Cindy is an expert at living on a shoestring budge having learned how to be frugal, find deals and earn a little extra cash online.

If you want to create your own coil bracelets, just follow these easy steps. Coil bracelets are one size fits all and make great gifts or stocking stuffers! You can get as creative as you want and own jewelry that is one-of-a-kind!

Materials

The tools you need to get started can all be bought in a craft supply store. They are inexpensive to purchase. You will use them over and over again as you design more of your own jewelry.

You will need:

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Memory wire bracelet coil
  • Beads

Have fun buying beads for your jewelry. You can buy gemstones, crystals, plastic beads, wooden beads—there are so many to choose from! Another way to get beads is to buy old beaded jewelry at thrift stores and take it apart to use the beads in your own creations.

Cut Your Wire

Decide how long you want your bracelet to be. Four to six loops is average, but it depends on the beads you're using and the look you want. Small beads can look great on four loops while chunkier beads make a statement on seven or eight loops. For this project I'll cut five loops, because I'm using small seed beads.

Secure One End

Take your needle nose pliers and make a tiny loop at one end of your bracelet wire to keep the beads from falling off.

Begin Beading

Start stringing your beads onto the wire. You can use all one kind of bead for an elegant look or mix them up for a more playful effect. Mix up the colors, sizes and types of beads to create different looks.

If you don't have some kind of a bead tray or organizer for your beads, use small bowls. Alternatively, you can lay a towel down and place small piles of beads on that so they don't roll around. It helps if you can see, and easily get at, all the beads you have to work with.

Continue to add beads until you reach about a 1/2 " from the end.

Finishing Touches

Continue to add beads until you reach about a 1/2 " from the end. Now, you want to take your needle nose pliers an make another tiny loop, securing the beads again.

There you have it! You just created a unique, beautiful bracelet! These bracelets make great gifts and can even be sold online for a profit on sites like Etsy.

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      • crackerjack9 profile imageAUTHOR

        CindyS 

        3 years ago from Worcester, MA.

        I just learned how to reply to my comments so I wanted to thank you for yours. This would be a great craft for a birthday party!

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        peachy 

        3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        great craft for girls. Maybe i will do it for my niece birthday

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