DIY Buddha Bracelets

I had leftover beads from when I made those Mexican-inspired chandelier earrings and I also had some neon buddha beads lying around the place (can you tell that I’m a bit of an impulse shopper, especially when it comes to anything DIY/craft related?) so decided to make myself a few cute bracelets. These are great on their own, all together or stacked with other bracelets; so easy to make and great if you have leftover beads and chains that you’re not sure what to do with.

What you need:

  • 3 Buddha Beads (any big beads would work if you can’t find these specific ones)
  • 24 Small blue beads (again doesn’t have to be exactly the same as what I’ve used)
  • 3 Medium orange beads
  • 6 x One inch lengths of chain
  • 3 x Two inches of jewellery wire
  • 9 Metal jump rings
  • 3 Metal bracelet clasps
  • 3 Flat head pins
  • Pliers

How to:

  1. Create a loop at the end of one of the wire lengths, string 4 blue beads onto the wire, followed by a buddha bead and finally with another 4 blue beads. Close the end of the wire with another loop.

  2. Attach one of the chains to one of the loops on the beaded wire using a jump ring. Attach another chain to the other side of the beaded wire using another jump ring.

  3. Hook a bracelet clasp onto one end of the chains using a jump ring.
  4. Slip a head pin through one of the medium orang beads. Hook the head pin over through the last link on the free end of the chain.

  5. Repeat with the two remaining bracelets.

These bracelets are really cute and fun; perfect for summer accessorizing. I just love the buddha beads, especially because they come in bright neon colours, which as you know I am all about this summer! Love it!

Happy DIYing!

xoxo   V.

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