I have been wanting to make up some pretty new jewelry for summer, so I went looking at my favorite source of inspiration. Of course. I ran across this super fun bead and chain bracelet and I decided to make it up in the same colors – that combo of yellow and blue with the pearls is so pretty! So today I’m sharing this DIY Anthro Inspired Lime Blossom Bracelet! Are you ready for a little summer bracelet prettiness?
I love the different strands of leather-wrapped chain and the beads and pearls. I think my favorite pieces of jewelry are all mix-matches of different types of materials.
Here’s your materials list if you’d like to make your own!
- Pearl beads
- 2 shades of blue beads, approx. the same size
- 2 shades of yellow beads, approximately the same size
- gold chain
- leather cording
- thread and needle or glue for leather
- bead cording
- crimp beads (4)
- 3 little tiny beads
- 4 small jump rings
- 1 medium jump ring
- 1 large jump ring
- 1 lobster clasp
This is a 7″ bracelet. If you need yours smaller or larger, adjust the measurements accordingly.
Begin by cutting a length of beading wire about 12″ long. Attach the cording to a small jump ring with a crimp bead. Check the Jewelry Tips page if you need instructions for that. Add that small jump ring to a large jump ring.
Add 3 tiny beads to the wire, covering the short end as well.
Add 6″ of beads to the wire. You’ll add a few light colored blue beads, a few contrast blue beads and then pearls, to make up 6″. Finish the strand with another crimp bead attaching the wire to a small sized jump ring.
Create another strand attached to the same large jump ring, using the yellow beads and pearls. Finish it with another small jump ring.
Cut a length of chain 6″ long and a piece of leather cording about 18″ long. Sew one end of the cording around the first link in the chain. Loop the leather through the next link of the chain and pass the end of the leather through the loop between chains before tightening.
Here’s a little better look at the way we’re wrapping the cording. Loop the cording through the next link on the chain, from back to front. Before you pull it tight, thread the end through the loop your making from front to back. Play with the tightness of the cording so it lays flat and doesn’t twist the chain much.
Continue until all the chain is wrapped. Finish the end by sewing the end to the loop, or you can glue it.
Add the top link of the chain to the large jump ring, between the two bead strands.
Connect the ends of the three strands with a medium sized jump ring. Add a lobster clasp to the medium ring as well.
You can use the lobster clasp and the large jump ring as your closure.
That finishes you off!
Aren’t these pretty Summery colors? I love it. It would look pretty with any color combo though. Make one up to match an outfit you’ve been needing jewelry for!
I hope you give it a try!
If you want to try some other Anthro Inspired bracelets, check these out!