Dutch Wax Collage Bracelet Knockoff

Yep. I’ve gone visiting at my favorite website to knock off again. . .
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I occasionally like to make things that can be found at Anthropologie.
Ok. A lot.
But their jewelry is like a siren’s call – I can’t resist it.

My latest? Anthropologie calls it the Dutch Wax Collage Cuff.
I call it my cute new bracelet.
Here’s mine . . .

And here is theirs . . .

Isn’t it fun? I love all the colors and textures!

This little cutie is super easy – here’s what you’ll need to create yours:

•  Bracelet Cuff
(Mine came from Michael’s – their Industrial Chic line)
•  ribbon or fabric for wrapping (my ribbon came from here)
•  scraps of fabric for yo-yo’s
•  assorted buttons, beads or vintage pins
•  rhinestone strand
•  glue – I used E-6000 and it worked great!

Start by getting your cuff ready.
The only one I could find had some hardware in the center. I removed that so it had a flat surface.

Begin wrapping your ribbon around the cuff.
Make sure the end is covered so that no raw edges show.
Glue the end down so it is secure.

Continue wrapping and gluing . .

and wrapping and gluing. . . until you reach the other end.
Tuck the ribbon around the end and fold over. Glue the end down.

Cut circles from scrap fabrics for your yo-yo’s. (yes. the dreaded yo-yo’s. The things we do for our knockoffs)
Mine were about 1 1/2″.

To make a yo-yo, fold under the edge on the wrong side of the circle and hand sew a gathering stitch all the way around.

Pull the thread up so that the edges come together in a circle.
Flatten the yo-yo by pushing down the center section.

Knot the thread – now you have a cute little yo-yo.

Repeat 5 more times, until you have 6 small yo-yo’s

Glue the yo-yo’s onto the bracelet. I recommend starting with the center two, then working out for there.

Now glue on your assortment of beads/buttons.
I also used a couple of clip on earrings that were my grandmothers. I removed the backs so they had a flat surface to glue down.

Find a flat spot and wind just a bit of the rhinestone strand around one of the beads. This isn’t necessary but it adds a fun pop of bling. ;)

That’s it! Pretty easy right??
It’s also definitely less expensive than their $38.00 version.

I also made a more neutral version for May’s Follower giveaway – you can see that it is pretty in any color combination!
(All the embellishments on this bracelet are buttons I found at Michael’s and Joann’s)

I love it!! I hope you do too. ;)

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  • Reply February 29, 2012


    In all honesty, I like your version better than the anthro one. :) It’s beautiful!

  • Reply March 1, 2012

    Lynda Bordelon

    I love the bracelet so much that I just finished one using the same techniques. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply April 22, 2012

    Jasmine Patrick

    Just love this bracelet, will make one for my daughter – Jasann

  • Reply July 14, 2012

    suzanne mcmahon

    so glad I found you….love the cuff bracelet and love how easy you made it look!!!

  • Reply July 17, 2012


    Absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to make!

  • Reply September 3, 2012


    Wow beautiful, I much prefer yours!!!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Lea Woodard

    Your bracelet is way, way cuter than the one from Anthropologie!

  • Reply January 10, 2013


    I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS! Which means I need to type in capital letters, apparently. ;-) My mom collects vintage buttons and she is super excited to find some for a bracelet or two. Fabulous idea!

  • Reply January 14, 2013


    quel support je peux faire si je n ais pas de bracelet en metal merci

  • Reply April 4, 2013


    OMG!!!! I LOVE THESE!!! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Regina Partain

    I love this. I have everything I need to make one, just need to go play in the stash! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  • Reply June 9, 2013

    Donna Tardiff

    I had a broken pin from my great grandmother. I was holding onto it for just the right use. It looks great incorporated into this cuff bracelet. Thanks for the idea.

  • Reply August 18, 2013


    I just love this tutorial. I am going to use the instructions for the young girls at my church. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Reply January 24, 2014


    Love your ideas! Yours much better than…….

  • Reply May 3, 2014

    Regina Partain

    Hi Bev

    I love these. I especially like the last one with the buttons. Very cute and simple.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Reply August 23, 2014


    Love it! I wish you had instructions on how you tucked and glued the ends of the bracelets.

  • Reply August 29, 2014

    Nancy Ervin

    I love your bracelet so much that I shared the pin with my beading group. This is something that inspired me to make one too and I just finished. I posted mine on my wordpress blog. Thanks for Sharing!

  • Reply March 3, 2015

    Kathy Morelli, LPC

    Wow! I’m making one this weekend! Love!

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