The holidays are all about sparkle and this Rhinestone Braided Bracelet DIY is a perfect way to add sparkle day or night. Youll be amazed at how simple this project is.
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Supplies for your Rhinestone Braided Bracelet DIY:
- Rhinestone cord at least 2 feet, more depending on wrist size and how many wraps you want
- Half inch ribbon, slightly longer than rhinestone cord
- Embroidery thread
- Jump rings
- Fabric glue
- Aleenes Jewel-it glue
TIP: When I measured my rhinestone cord I found that before braiding, my cord wrapped around my wrist 4 times and after braiding it wrapped around 3 times. Keep that in mind when deciding how long to make your rhinestone cord. You’ll probably loose at least 1 wrap after braiding.
Start with your embroidery thread and measure 3 lengths a few inches longer than your rhinestone trim.
Make sure your ribbon is also a little longer as well.
Attach one of your jump rings to your closure and set aside.
Take your other jump ring, your fabric glue and your ribbon.
Thread your ribbon through your jump ring and fold it over about one half inch and glue it down with your fabric glue.
Do the same with your embroidery thread.
Let them dry.
Once your ribbon and embroidery thread are dry, place a small amount of your Aleenes Jewel-it glue on your ribbon and press the end rhinestone into it.
Let it dry.
When all your glue is dry youre ready to start braiding.
This is just a simple braid, I kept it a little tight and pulled the embroidery thread in between the rhinestones as I braided it.
Continue braiding all the way to the end of your rhinestone cord.
When you are finished braiding, take your jump ring with the closure attached and glue your ribbon and embroidery thread through the jump ring the same way you did at the beginning. Let them dry.
When they are dry apply a small amount of your Jewel-it glue to the end of your ribbon and press the end of your rhinestone cord into it.
I think this is definitely my new favorite bracelet. I was really happy at how it turned out.
It has a lot of sparkle and its simple enough to be stacked with other bracelets or worn alone.
Again this is a great project to really customize to your taste. You can mix it up with any color you want and even make it as long or as short as you want. Have fun with it!
That’s beautiful! I’m going to try it! Where do you usually buy your rhinestones? Is there a favorite website you buy supplies from?
thats some gorgeous arm candy!
Where did you get the rhinestone cord?
That’s perfect. I can’t wait to make this for my daughters.
You can get the rhinestones for these at JoAnn fabric in the embroidery/fabric section of the store. You can also get a little cheaper ones by the yard or spool at Walmart sometimes, but the beautiful shiny ones are really not that much more at JoAnn . I have been making these for a long time and was really excited to see someone else making these too! They are BEAUTIFUL and so versatile. I sell a lot of them :)
I just tried to make this and it didn’t turn out anything like this! Help
How can I help?
I made this bracelet last night, I used different colors because I couldn’t find golden rhinestones. I used shiny rhinestones, dark red ribbon and light pink embroidery thread…I liked it, thank you for all the sharings
I just made one tonight, I used black rhinestone cord with green ribbon and thread. It turned out really really cute. Thank you for sharing this!
Where did you get the rhinestone cord? :)
You can buy the rhinestone cord here http://debisdesigndiary.com/store/#!/rhinestone-chain-by-the-yard/p/28158857/category=6216279
Sometimes you can also find it at Michaels or JoAnn.
Hola, esta hermosa la pulsera me gusta mucho la voy hacer :)
Really pretty! So much more colorful than just the plain rhinestone chain!
great post! great idea!
Very pretty, can’t wait to make one and show it to my friend who owns a little specialty shop!!
What a cute project! We shared it on our social media accounts. Thank you for sharing it with your fellow bloggers!
Thank you so much for sharing it Brigitte!!! I love Ben Franklin!
Thank you so much Brigitte for sharing my project! I’m a big fan of Ben Franklin Crafts!
The bracelet is so amazing i did all the steps but its hard for me to braid and all so pretty much i didnt make the bracelet you should make a youtube video
any help in the braiding part do i have to straid away normal braid or there is something els before
bonjour votre bracelet est superbe un grand bravo , bonne continuation à la prochaine