DIY Anthro Inspired Lime Blossom Bracelet

Anthro Inspired Lime Blossom Bracelet

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?

bead chain and leather bracelet

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.

bead and chain bracelet

Anthropologie Inspired Bracelet

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.

Starting Beads on Beading Wire

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.

making a bead strand

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.

Wrapping chain with leather cord

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.

wrapping chain with leather cord loops

Continue until all the chain is wrapped. Finish the end by sewing the end to the loop, or you can glue it.

leather wrapped chain

Add the top link of the chain to the large jump ring, between the two bead strands.

strands and chain on large jump ring

Connect the ends of the three strands with a medium sized jump ring. Add a lobster clasp to the medium ring as well.

adding lobster closure

You can use the lobster clasp and the large jump ring as your closure.

bracelet closure

That finishes you off!

Bead & Chain Bracelet DIY

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!

bead and leather wrapped chain bracelet

DIY Anthro Inspired Lime Blossom Bracelet

I hope you give it a try!

If you want to try some other Anthro Inspired bracelets, check these out!

Coronet Bracelet Knockoff

Interval Sparkle Cuff Knockoff

13 Comments

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Irena

    That bracelet is lovely. Such pretty colour shades

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Virginia Fynes

    AMAZING project!! I can’t believe how similar they look!

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Renee H

    As always….AMAZING!!! I am going to make one of these very soon! I am pretty sure I have everything but they chain! Thanks for sharing!

  • Gorgeous Bev!!! Love it!

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Allie

    So pretty Bev!! LOVE the colors in this. Great idea and tutorial!

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Linda Boyte

    I made one like this with vintage pink pearls from a necklace. I used one strand of all white pearls, then a gold chain, then a pink/white pearls. it is really cute and I hope it sells in my booth. Yours looks great too. Linda

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Loretta

    Unfortunately, I have too many hobbies to add jewelry making to the list, but this sure is tempting! I love the colors you used! Can’t go wrong with Anthro as inspiration, can you?

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Connie

    Can you point me in a good direction to find the beads and such? Would Ac Moore or Michaels have what I need?

    • June 3, 2014

      Beverly

      Hi! I bought these beads at Jo-Ann – but I think you could find pretty beads that would work great at those other stores. :)

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Lola

    Love this blog

  • SO pretty!!! I love the color scheme and using the different shades of beads. The contrast is awesome! And I love how easy this is to customize for any outfit!

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Natalie Patalie

    Beautiful! I love all of your Anthro inspired bracelets :)

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Anand

    Hi Bev I like the harmony of different colours and materials merging in this beautiful bracelet .

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