Chained Cameo Cuff – Quick Bracelet Tutorial

Chained Cameo Cuff

Today’s sweet bracelet is soooo fast and easy and fun to do!

It’s a sweet cameo set off by fun ribbon and some chains to make things more interesting! It’s sooo quick too. I think you can put this one together in about 15 minutes!

Cameo Bracelet

It would be really easy to make up to match your outfits – there are so many fun ribbons out there now that would look fabulous. You could even use a different brooch or pin instead of the cameo!

Cameo and Chain Cuff

I actually had one of these cuties in my Etsy shop eons ago when I was running the shop, I decided it was time to show you how to do it!

Ready for this super easy tutorial?

Here are your materials:

  • 1 metal cuff
  • Ribbon (a couple yards)
  • chain
  • cameo or other focal piece
  • glue (I recommend E-6000)

If you’re using a cameo that was a pendant, you’ll need to cut off the ring on the top. You can use wire clippers to cut it off close to the design.

Cameo

Start off by wrapping your ribbon around one end of the metal cuff. I used wire ribbon – you don’t have to but it kind of helps to hold the ribbon in place around the cuff. Add some glue on the end to hold the beginning in place. (Make sure you always add your glue on the inside of the cuff.)

Wrapping Ribbon

Keep wrapping and gluing your ribbon until you’ve covered your whole bracelet. Tuck the end under and glue it to the inside.

Ribbon wrapped bracelet

Glue one end of your chain on the inside of the bracelet, tucking it into one of the ends of the ribbon to hide the end.

Gluing Chain to Bracelet

Wrap your chain all criss-crossy around the cuff. Try to start and end your chain at about the same place on each side of the cuff. Glue the other end of the chain under one of the ribbon folds.

Wrapping Chain

Now you have a cool ribbon cuff wrapped in chain.

Chains and Ribbon

Using a good amount of glue, add your cameo to the center front of the cuff. You can also glue down any loose chains on the inside of the cuff.

Gluing on Cameo

That’s all there is to it!! Soooo easy and cute right?

Cameo Cuff

Chain and Cameo Bracelet

I love how the cameo looks against the chain and ribbon. Such a fun contrast of styles and textures!

DIY Bracelet

It makes a great statement piece don’t you think?

Quick and Easy Bracelet

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12 Comments

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Southern Scraps

    Love it! Now I have no excuse for not using the cuff I have in my stash, this is so quick and easy.

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Katie Adams

    I love the bracelet! So stinkin’ cute! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Love!!

    Almost as much as the one I bought from your etsy shop “eons” ago! I still wear it tons and its still one of my fave pieces. I get a ton of compliments on it every time I pull it out because it is so unique.

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Divya

    I used to love that pink cameo cuff in your etsy shop

  • So pretty, Bev!! I love that you could really make it work with any color combo. I thought this looked familiar!!! :)

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Barbara Cameron

    Very pretty & a well done tutorial. I’m pinning this, Thanks!

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Michelle

    I LOVE this bracelet! Have some big pieces that this would be perfect for. ~ Michelle

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Judy Clark

    Bev – Love this bracelet. Absolutely love the blue and green ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Judy

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Grace Kathryn

    I LOVE this!! I’ve never made a bracelet but I’m thinking there’s no time like the present to do it…definitely a conversation piece – thank you for sharing!!

    Grace Kathryn

  • Reply April 10, 2013

    Debbie

    Love the bracelet and your pictures are gorgeous! Can I ask what kind of camera you used? I need to buy a new camera and these photos are stunning!

    Debbie @ onelittleproject.com

  • Reply April 10, 2013

    bethany

    So cute!

  • Reply April 11, 2013

    Nicki

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