How to DIY a Cute and Easy Beaded Bracelet

6 Materials
20 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make easy beaded bracelets.

These two-strand easy DIY bracelets with beads are so fun and fabulous and super simple to make! Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Beading wire (.3mm)
  • Clam shell bead tips
  • Pliers
  • Beads
  • Jump rings
  • Clasp
Beaded wires

1. String two wires with beads

String your beads on a string of .3mm beading wire. You need to make two strands that you can combine.

I made mine 8 inches, but you can decide how big you want your bracelets.

Make sure both strands are the same length, and that the beads (if different) should be as close in size as possible.

If not, it could throw off the entire bracelet.

Adding tips and crimping beads

2. Slide on the bead tips and crimping beads

Slide on the cham shell bead tip and then a crimping bead on one side.


Pressing the bead

3. Press the bead

Press the bead with pliers. Make sure your crimping bead isn't too tight or too loose on the last bead.

If it's too tight, there will be kinks. If it's too loose, there'll be gaps.

Pressing the bead

I recommend adding it on with your bracelet set in a U-shape, so you know you didn't add it too tight.

Closing bead tip

4. Close the bead tip

Bring the clamshell bead tip up and around the crimping bead.

Closing bead tip

Add a dab of gel super glue and then close it up.

Cutting excess wire

5. Cut off the excess wire

Cut off the excess wire with flush cutters. Do this step for each of the strands.

Overlapping strands

6. Overlap the strands

Place your two strands so they overlap in that U-shape.

Intertwining strands

7. Bring the ends of the bottom strand under the top

Take the end of the bracelet that's on the bottom (in my case, it's the blue one) and place it underneath the bottom of the U of the strand on top.

Intertwining strands

Repeat for the other end of the same bracelet. 

Intertwining strands

Make sure they're equal in length.

Attaching ends

8. Attach both ends of the bracelets to the jump rings

Open a jump ring and place it through both ends of the bottom bracelet. Close it up.

Make sure both sides of the jump ring are touching and there's no gap or crossing.

Attaching ends

Do the same thing for the top bracelet.

Attaching the clasp

9. Attach the clasp to the bracelet

Attach a jump ring to your clasp and close it up on whichever side of the bracelet you pick. It doesn't matter which.

Easy beaded bracelet

Easy beaded bracelet

Here's the finished bracelet! These easy-to-make beaded bracelets are so gorgeous and so much fun!

Let me know what you think about this easy DIY in the comments below!

Next, check out my post on How to DIY Adorable Knot Earrings.

Suggested materials:
  • Beading wire (.3mm)
  • Clam shell bead tips
  • Pliers
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