Ah I love rainbows! And anything neon! Seriously, I’m still a complete geek for My Little Pony, Troll Dolls, Rainbow Brite, Carebears…all that 80s girly goodness…Oh I love it, seriously it’s like crack to me! Anyway, taking that as my inspiration – because let’s face it – it’s never far from my mind; I’ve been kind of obsessed with using neon ombre rainbow embroidery thread in anything and everything lately. I actually made another studded friendship bracelet using these threads recently which I utterly adore. So, because one can never have to much colour in their lives, I decided on a whim (most of my ideas are impulsive…and can be hatched out of boredom) to make this simply yet chic bracelet – many thanks to Daisy Nguyen of PSbananas for the inspiration on Instagram!
What you need:
- 2 lengths medium gold chain
- 6 lengths of neon rainbow embroidery thread
- 1 gold spring clasp
- Super glue
- Measure out the length of your wrist and cut two lengths of chain accordingly.
- Measure out and cut 6 lengths of thread – double your wrist circumference in length.
- Align the threads and tie a knot at the top, you can leave a bit of slack (this will be trimmed later anyway)
- Split the threads into 2 bunches of three strands. Thread the top link of one chain onto one bunch and the other chain onto the other bunch. This is the starting point of the braiding – the knot should sit at the top and the two chains should lie parallel; side-by-side.
- Cross the two bunches over and thread them through the opposite link, one row down. This should create an “X” over the middle of the two chains lengths.
- Thread the each bunch through through the next rows of links.
- Continue steps 5 and 6 until both lengths of the chains are fully braided.
- Pull the two bunches of threads back together and tie a knot in the end, this knot (like the top knot) should sit under the last two links.
- Connect the spring clasp to one end of the chains with a spare chain link (these are pretty pliable so shouldn’t be difficult to open & close).
- Trim the ends of the threads and put a few drops of super glue to secure the knots. Leave to dry.
This bracelet is pretty easy to make…and just plain pretty! I love it so much I’m actually tempted to try making a necklace, perhaps experiment with different threads and metal chains – oh the ideas and inspiration! So give it a go for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed.