As the holiday season draws ever so closely near, I start thinking more and more about glitzy accessories - something with that holiday sparkle. Well, thanks to something I saw on Pinterest, I was inspired to make a wrap bracelet that has just that: sparkle.
You'll need those scissors and pliers, hot-glue gun, 28-gauge wire, clasp, 2 large jump-rings, 2 long pieces of ribbon, a strand of chain, and a strand of rhinestones (I happened to have a vintage, single-strand rhinestone necklace on hand). You'll want to measure enough materials to make the bracelet long enough to be wrapped around your wrist twice.
Here's a closer shot of the vintage rhinestone necklace - in such great condition considering its age.
First, you'll need to attach the pieces of the clasp onto the 2 large jump-rings.
Next, fold the 2 pieces of ribbon in half and smooth the crease. This will help with the next step. (I chose a silver color of ribbon so that it's neutral enough to wear all year long.)
Place the ribbons together, feed them through one large jump-ring, and using the hot-glue gun, glue the ribbon - making sure the raw edges of the ribbon are secured and hidden.
Now, take the 28-gauge wire and wrap it around the chain and rhinestone and ribbon several times, hiding the end of the wire. This secures the chain and rhinestone to the ribbon, but since I used a necklace, I wanted to make sure I wouldn't damage it in case I want to use it for something else in the future.
Begin braiding. I always like to have some sort of weight to help hold it down and make it easier to braid. (Here, I used my laptop stand.)
As you braid, you can smooth out the ribbons and make sure the rhinestones are visible.
When you get to the end, use the same method as before to secure the pieces (glue the ribbons through the other large jump-ring and wrap the wire around the chain and rhinestone).
The sparkly wrap bracelet is now complete! Start planning those holiday party outfits now!
On the other hand, if you don't feel like DIY-ing it, you can buy it from my Etsy shop!
~Beaucoup de Bisous~