Anthro Knockoff ~ Sparkled Silk Wrap Bracelet

I am loving the look of all the layered and wrapped bracelets that are popular right now.  It’s so fun to mix and match them – you can really add style and color to your outfits with just a few little bracelets!

So when I came across the Sparkled Silk Wrap Bracelet at Anthropologie, I knew I had to have it for my very own. By which I mean that I had to make it, as opposed to paying $38 for it.

Now – mine’s not silk. Or gold filled, like Anthro’s.
But I had all the materials on hand so it was free. Even if you had to buy all the supplies – you’d get out of the store for about $8 or $9. Definitely better.

Ready to see?

I will definitely be making more of these! They are realllllly simple – and so easy to make in different colors!

It looks really cute matched up with different bracelets too!

It would make a great gift too! Here’s the Anthro Version – they have it in pretty turquoise, orange or brown.

Here’s what you’ll need to make yours:

  • 1 strand of rhinestones – 28″ long
  • 2 rhinestone end caps
  • 2 small jump rings
  • 2 large jump rings
  • E-6000 or other strong glue
  • soft yarn
  • lobster clasp

Start by gluing each end of your rhinestone strand into an end clasp. Use e-6000 or something as strong.

Cut two long strands of yarn – each about 4 yds long. Fold each strand in half and feed the middle loops of the strands through the ring, then feed the ends through the loop to knot the yarn around the ring.

Place a small jump ring on the loop end of the rhinestone end cap and put this small jump ring on the large one, in the middle of your strands of yarn.

Now we’re just going to wrap the yarn around the rhinestones. You’ll want two strands of yarn on each side. And it’ll be easiest if you hold down the top of the strand/jump ring with something heavy so you can work with both hands.

Cross the yarn strands (remember, 2 in each hand) behind the small jump ring, then wrap them around to the front, over the first rhinestone. Criss-cross the strands in back, then wrap them around to the front and cross them under the first rhinestone.

Continue crossing the yarn under each rhinestone, then crossing them in back, wrapping down the strand as you go. Don’t wrap too tight or the strand won’t lay flat when you’re all done.

Once you get to the bottom, tie the strands in a small knot (not a double knot) in the back of the rhinestone strand. Don’t cut the yarn yet. Add a small jump ring to the rhinestone cap and add this ring to a large jump ring. Tie the yarn strands in a double knot in the largest jump ring, pulling as tight as you can to make a small knot. Trim the ends of the yarn close to the knot, then cover the knot with e-6000 so the knot won’t come undone.

Add a lobster clasp to one of the large jump rings.
Wrap it around your wrist to check the fit. If you need to, you can add a small length of chain to the other jump ring if you need another inch or two for fit.

That finishes off your bracelet!

It looks cute all by itself too if you don’t want to layer it with other bracelets!

What do you think? I’d love to know!

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50 Comments

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    aimee steckowski

    gorgeous friend — i LOVE the color!!! {i actually just painted some leftover bead board with high-gloss white this morning for some product photos this week — i LOVE how it looks on this post!}

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    VickiT

    That’s really great Bev. Beautiful job.
    I don’t know if you are aware but you can get silk ribbon too and not super expensive, although more than the yarn. I learned using my embroidery machine a few years ago to wind the silk ribbon on the bobbin (it was a special bobbin case) and how to ‘embroider’ with that. I can’t get to my box of ribbons right now to get the name off of them and search for you but if you are close to a Viking dealer, they would/should easily give you info because that’s where I learned.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Jaan L of Tx

    BLING, bling, and more bling. I love this braclet…and just think of the colors you can make…hmm, maybe there will be a few for stocking stuffers this year. Love the idea of ‘braiding’ them, others I have seen where the yarn is just wraped around the stones. But, it comes loose after a few time wearing it. Thanks

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Katie

    I love this and I have pinned it! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    Beautiful, Bev! I love the color and definitely prefer it without the gold. Beautiful piece!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Jen

    So pretty and easy! I’ll definitely be making a few!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Karie {Girl Going Country}

    Oh this is beautiful! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims

    Your version looks awesome! great tutorial :)

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Michelle M

    Thank you thank you thank you!!

    I love this bracelet, and the wrapping means that most of the metal will not touch my skin, which means I will probably be able to wear it. It’s so hard to have an allergy to metals when you love jewelery, I can’t even wear the hypo allergenic stuff, so I have to find ways around it..ribbon necklaces, fabric rings, fabric cuff bracelets, and now this!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Raw

    Thumbs up! Looks great.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Stephanie S.

    Bev, Wonderful tutorial and very pretty.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Hannah

    I prefer yours to the anthro one! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • super pretty. I love the contrast of how soft it is and the bling.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Sue Chesley

    This is my first time visiting your blog…what a delight, Bev. It’s nice to meet you, I’m Sue and I live very near the coast too! Which I l.o.v.e. I’m north shore in Washington, Port Angeles to be exact. cold outside now, so always looking for fun projects to indulge myself in and keep busy. I’m just curious….where near the coast do you live?

    Anyway, this bracelet is just too cute, I must go gather supplies and make one. thank you so much for sharing!

    Sue

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    lorB

    My nieces would love them.. They have all kinds of bracelets…

  • Super cute Bev!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Athena at Minerva's Garden

    What a pretty rhinestone bracelet this is, Bev–I love anything with rhinestones!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Line

    Once again, a perfect Bev creation! I was looking for something easy to make as stocking stuffers, I think I’ve found it!
    Thanks for sharing (& for the very clear tutorial!)

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Carolyn

    This is so cool! This would be make a great gift, can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    carolyn ~ homework

    Bev,
    This is gorgeous!!! Just stunning. Love, love, love!

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