DIY Jewelry: GROGU (The Mandalorian) Inspired Bracelet
If you're a fan of the series "The Mandalorian" why not make a bracelet inspired by a beloved character?
While going through my bead stash, I remembered I had some Kiwi Jasper beads that were PERFECT for a GROGU inspired project. This is an easy bracelet to make using stretch cord.
- Stretch Magic Bead & Jewelry Cord 1mm ( Michaels)
- 10mm Kiwi Sesame Jasper (Shipwreck Beads...no longer on their site but Etsy, Amazon have)
- 10mm Matte Black Glass Beads ( Michaels)
- 10mm Silver Beads ( Michaels)
- Bead Landing Rhinestone Dangles ( Michaels)
- Charm Along Metal Tags ( Michaels)
- Loctite Gel Control Glue
- Head Pins and Jump Rings
Since I tend to make bolder jewelry, I like the thickness of the 1mm Stretch Magic cord. If you're using smaller beads you can use thinner versions.
I like to spread the beads I'm working with out so I can easily grab them and a piece of felt works great to keep them from rolling away.
Cut a length of the Stretch Magic a few inches longer than the finished bracelet size. Some people try to measure exactly which maximizes your cord, but I like ends long enough to not cause me to swear when I'm trying to tie the knot and things go wrong and beads go everywhere, which may or may not have happened one too many times.
I bought these clamps at Dollar Tree forever ago and they work great for clamping one end so you don't have beads to chase.
Measure your bracelet once you have your beads on. I know from experience 7.5 is the right length for me. Tie with a basic knot. Dab a little Loctite or jewelry glue onto the knot, then tie another knot and trim.
I usually add a little dangle on my bracelets, especially when I'm giving as a gift, and especially since I found some cute charms that say things like "Made With Love" "Handmade" etc. I also love these little rhinestone dangles to add just a touch of bling.
To create the bead dangle, thread one of the jasper beads and one of the silver beads onto a head pin and close with a wrapped loop.
Then, attach your tag, rhinestone, and bead dangle onto your bracelet using jump rings.
I love how the jasper represents GROGU, the black beads his eyes, and the silver is for Beskar, the elite armor worn by worthy Mandalorians. Geek Alert!
This is the way !
- Stretch Magic Bead and Jewelry Cord (Michaels)
- Kiwi Sesame Jasper 10MM Beads (Shipwreck Beads)
- Black and Silver Beads and Findings (Michaels)
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