DIY - Your own bracelet

It's crazy how can people pay $200 dollars for a bracelet when they can do it them self for $5 dollars with their friends and family. I know there's people who doesn't have time for it but if you want to save some money you need to have some time to make your own stuffs like accessories. I love collecting accessories specially if is limited edition kind of accessories, accessories that only a couple people can own. 



You’ll need:

-3 yards of silk ribbon cord. I got mine (purple, of course) at JoAnn’s in the trim section.
-2 dozen 8mm gold beads. My beads came from Dee’s but you can find beads with a similar size opening at -JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. If you can’t find them there, these are very similar.


Let's get started!

Cut the ribbon into 3 equal lengths. Standard bracelet size is 7 inches so you’ll want it about 29 inches long in order to wrap 4 times.

Start by braiding about 6 inches of ribbon and then secure the end with a rubber band. Anchor the end with something heavy to hold in it place.

Start braiding in the beads by feeding the ball onto the middle strand and then tightly braiding the other two strands around it. Don’t pull too hard though or the beads will have a tendency to pop out as you go.

Continue feeding beads onto the middle strand until you run out (I had about 25) or until there’s about 6 inches of ribbon left.


Finish with another 6 inches or so of braiding. Then clamp the ends with ribbon fasteners or just tie it in a knot.

It looks great as a bracelet or a necklace!