DIY Candy-Bead Bracelet

I’m back! I had a lovely little staycation over the long weekend we had here in Hong Kong – thank goodness that silly Typhoon didn’t hamper my plans. I think most of my fellow Hong Kongers would agree – it ended up being quite a hot & sunny few days, I hope that wherever you are in the world; you had as lovely a weekend as I did. I thought I’d start off the first week of July with this sweet little DIY project. It’s girly, it’s sugary-sweet, it’s summery, it’s simple – what more could you want?

What you need:

  • 2 pieces of 0.5mm jewellery wire (length will depend on what size of beads you use)
  • 5 pairs of different coloured glass beads
  • 8 ring links
  • 4 lengths of gold chain (cut to fit the width of your wrist incl. the beads)
  • 1 Metal clasp
  • 2 Pliers

How to:

  1. Cut each length of jewellery wire to about 2″ in length (this will depend on the size of your beads but mine are quite wide so 2″ should be enough)
  2. Bend one end of the wire over to form a loop, hold the loop with one plier and using the other, twist the loop so it is securely twisted around the length of wire. Repeat with the other length of wire. **Leave one end of each length of wire straight
  3. Thread the beads onto the wire. Repeat with the other wire, make sure the beads are in the same order.
  4. Form a loop and twist the ends of each wire to secure the beads onto the wire.
  5. Hook a ring link onto one loop and attach one end of one of the chains. Repeat with the remaining 3 loops and 3 chains.
  6. Hook a ring link through the ends of two of the chains. Repeat with the other side.
  7. On one side, hook the metal clasp onto the ring link.
  8. On the other side, hook the remaining ring links (in case the bracelet needs to be adjusted in size)
I’m really loving the colours of the beads and the way they catch the light – this is a great little bracelet that can be worn on it’s own or stacked with other chains, friendship and/or charm bracelets. Gotta love that “Arm Candy” and in this case I think the term can be used somewhat literally.
Happy DIYing!
xoxo   V.
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