5 Quick & Easy DIY Bracelets You Can Make For the Summer

by Janel
14 Materials
5 Minutes

I’m going to show you how to make a bunch of DIY bracelets. They are really fun and easy to make and look super cute on. Follow along as I explain step-by-step how to make these bracelets.

Tools and materials:

  • Beads
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery string
  • Leather rope
  • Cord
  • Lobster claws
  • Bead tips (with clamp on the bottom)
  • Jump rings
  • E600
  • Bangles
  • Tape
  • Wire
  • Stretchy jewelry cord

Bangle bracelet

Take a plain bangle, and we are going to give it a revamp with some embroidery string and jump rings.

Wrapping string around a bangle

1. Wrap string around the bangle

Place a little dab of glue on the embroidery string. Then stick that onto your bangle, and you’re going to wrap it all the way around the bangle.

Do it as tightly as you can; you can add a bit of glue along the way just to make sure it stays fastened and in place.

Adding jump rings to the bangle

2. Add jump rings

Once you’re finished wrapping your bangle, open up some jump rings and clamp them closed around the bracelet. It adds a little extra movement to the bracelet and some bling on it as well. 

Making tassels out of embroidery string

3. Make tassels

We’re also going to add some tiny tassels. To make these, wrap some of the embroidery string around your finger, then remove it from your finger and make sure it stays in a loop.

Then take a jump ring, wrap that around all of the strands, and cut off any excess. 

Tying a knot at the top of the tassel

Finish by tying a little knot at the top for all of the tassels.

Adding tassels to the bracelet

4. Add tassels to the bracelet

To attach the tassels to the bracelet, all you have to do is open up the jump ring and attach it to one of the other jump rings.

DIY embroidery floss bracelet

The tassels are so mini and cute and really easy to make.

Wish bracelet

Braiding thread to make a bracelet

1. Braid bracelet

Grab three strands of thread, knot them down at one end, and you can tape them to the table. Then you’re going to begin braiding.

Adding beads to the braided bracelet

2. Add beads

Once you get about a third of the way in, you can start adding beads. Add a bead to the center, and then you can braid the two exterior strands and cross them over.

Continue braiding and add another bead to the center strand, cross the two exterior strands around the outside and do that for however many beads you want; I did five.

Once you’ve done that, finish the braid down to the end and knot it.

DIY beaded braided bracelets

The finished design will look like this.

Friendship bracelet

Threading beads onto string

1. Thread beads onto string

Take the embroidery string, double it up, and wrap it two lengths around your wrist. Knot it at one end, and then on the looped end, you want to slide your folded wire over the top.

The wire will act as a needle for threading on your beads. Thread on a small white bead and push it all the way to the end and then add a slightly larger bead. Continue to thread on all your tiny white beads. 

How to make easy DIY beaded bracelets

You want the beads to be spread throughout the thread instead of all being bunched together.

Creating a slipknot

2. Create a slipknot

Then take the wire and bring the bracelet back through that larger bead, so it’s going to create a slipknot. Add one extra smaller bead, knot it off at the end, and trim off the excess.

When you’re making these, you want to make sure that you can slip the bracelet over your wrist, and then you have the option to pull it tighter once you’ve got in on your wrist.

DIY beaded bracelets

You can make this bracelet with lots of different colored threads!

Beaded bracelet

Threading beads onto jewelry cord

1. Add beads to the cord

Cut the stretchy jewelry cord to a length that will fit around your wrist, tie a knot off and begin stringing some beads on. You can do this with any sized beads and any kind of pattern you want.

Once you’ve made the entire length to fit around your wrist, knot it, and then knot the two sides together.

Adding tassels to the DIY beaded bracelets

2. Add tassels

Just to add a little bunch to these ones I again attached some tassels with a jump ring.

DIY beaded bracelets tutorial

Wrap bracelet

Adding metal beads to leather cord

1. Add metal beads to leather cord

Wrap the leather cord around your wrist however many times you want it to go. Then add metal beads to the end of each leather piece.

This adds a little extra weight and a little bit of glam to this plain bracelet. You want to make sure that the beads are metal so you can clamp them down. 

Attaching the clamps to the bracelet

2. Attach the clamps

Then attach the clamp with the tip on the end to one of your lobster claws. Leave some dangly pieces on the bracelet, and then pinch the bracelet where you want to add the clamps.

Use your pliers to place the clamp pieces around the leather strapping. Then, put the bracelet on by wrapping it around your wrist and doing the lobster claws up.

DIY leather bracelet

DIY bracelets tutorial

I hope you enjoyed those five DIY bracelets. Each of them is different, but they are all very straightforward to make. Let me know which design is your favorite in the comments below!

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  • Pliers
  • Scissors
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