I think turquoise has got to be one of my favourite stones – I absolutely love the colour and luckily there’s a fantastic gem store in Sham Shui Po that sells polished and unpolished stones at a very reasonable price. Ghetto gold, bling and stacking are the trend at the moment and I am (clearly) loving it. So, in an effort to further expand my accessories collection, this simple DIY bracelet can be perfectly dressed up or down and you can easily use items you may already have leftover from previous projects or use items from other pieces that you want to refashion.
What you need:
- 1 Turquoise stone bead
- 2 Crystal beads
- 2 gold clam-shell bead tips
- 4 small gold jump rings
- 1 gold twist clasp
- 2 lengths of gold chain – each about 1″-1.5″ long
- Fishing Wire – about 3″ – 4″ long
- Tie a triple knot on one end of the fishing wire. Thread a bead tip onto the wire and close over the knot.
- Thread onto the fishing wire in this order: crystal bead, turquoise bead, crystal bead.
- Thread the final bead tip onto the wire. Tie a triple knot and close the bead tip up over the knot. Cut off any remaining fishing wire.
- Attach one of the gold chains onto one of the bead tips with a jump ring.
- Attach the other chain onto the other bead tip with a second jump ring.
- Attach the two ends of the twist clasp onto the ends of each gold chain using the remaining two jump rings.
If you’re feeling a little intimated, don’t! I’m trying out DIY video tutorials on my new Youtube channel and lucky for you, this DIY bracelet is my inaugural video tutorial! So, feel free to check it out below (and leave any comments!) and hopefully it’ll help walk you through this arm candy DIY!