Sometimes I just love completing quick and easy DIY projects. I spotted these small spikes tucked away in a Sham Shui Po haberdashery and impulsively bought a handful. Not sure initially what I was going to do with them, I decided to make a couple of spiked bracelets – perfect when stacked with multiple chains, bangles and other bracelets. You know me – I’m a sucker for arm candy stacking!
What you need:
- Thin fishing wire
- 2 clam-shell bead tips
- 15-18 spiked beads (depends on your wrist width)
- 4 medium jump rings
- 1 lobster clasp
- Measure out and cut the fishing wire – slightly longer than the circumference of your wrist.
- Thread one end of the fishing wire through the middle of one clam-shell bead tip. Tie a triple knot in the end of the wire.
- Using the pliers, close and secure the clam-shell bead tip. Cut away any slack fishing wire.
- Thread the spiked beads onto the wire.
- Once all the beads are threaded, thread the wire through the remaining clam-shell bead tip.
- Tie a triple knot in the end of the wire.
- Close and secure the clam-shell bead tip. Cut away any slack fishing wire.
- Using the pliers hook a jump ring through the loop on the bead tip, hook the lobster clasp onto said ring and close.
- Hook three rings together and attach one end to the other bead tip on the other side of the bracelet (this will help adjust how tight/loose you want to wear your bracelet).
And there you have it – it’s so easy, not at all time-consuming and yet produces a gorgeous piece of arm candy. What’s not to love?