Thursday, September 6, 2012

{Silver & Suede Bracelet}

Today, I'm going to share with y'all how to make a very simple bracelet.  (I originally shared this as a guest post for my blog angel Amie from Pinkapotamus.)
First, you need a few supplies.  (And when I say few, I mean it!)  You need suede cord, a silver ring, and a cord clasp.  As far as tools go, you need scissors, a measuring tape, and pliers. 
 To decide what size to cut your cord, measure around your wrist with the measuring tape.  Whatever your measurement is, cut two pieces of cord that length.  For example, my wrist measures six inches, so I cut two six inch pieces of cord.  Then you need to loop your cord around your ring.
Fold one piece of cord in half to make a loop.  Place the loop behind your ring.
Thread the end of your cord over the ring and through the cord loop and pull tight.  Repeat on the other side.
At this point, if your cord is uneven, you need to cut it to make it even.  Then it's time to put on the clasp.
Making sure that your cord is not twisted, take the ends of one of the pieces of cord and overlap them.  Place them in the end of the cord clasp.  Use your pliers to tighten the metal around the cord.
 Repeat this on the other side of your bracelet, and you will have a completed bracelet.
Notice that my cord clasp came with chain attached from one side to the other.  This makes the bracelet adjustable.  If your cord clasp does not have chain attached, you will need to cut your cord longer before you put your bracelet together.
You can use different color cord or rings with different metal finishes to create different bracelets.
The bracelet can be worn with a casual outfit or a dressy one, and you can always layer it with different bracelets.  Layering bracelets seem to be "in" right now.
Of course, you don't have to keep the bracelet for yourself.  You can create one as an inexpensive gift for a friend.  I sent my bracelet to Breenah, the young lady I was blog angel for.  :)
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  1. I just LOVE THIS! So simple and elegant.. you are a jewelry genius!
    Amie @ Pinkapotmaus
    p.s. It's nice to be able to comment as myself.. he he he!

  2. drool! i seriously love this so much!!!

  3. Looks like a quick and easy project with beautiful results Bethany. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

  4. I love the simplicity. I will be making this for sure.

  5. LOVE this! So pretty!! I hope youll link up to my fashion party :)

  6. So very simple and pretty, the kind of jewelry I like! Also love that it is easy and oh so possible I can do myself. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  7. Love how simple this is, but so gorgeous. Would love for you to share this at my link party. Hope to see you there!

  8. I am featuring you tonight during Sticker Time! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. I love it....I have a thing about bracelet making at the moment and have a tutorial with the pictures taken but not edited etc....I'll find the time at some point! Your nail polish is super nice too.

    Rosie x

  10. My daughter and I adore this bracelet! I am having a major problem finding such a beautiful, simple ring. Where did you find yours?

    Thanks for posting! :)

    1. Thanks so much! I bought a pack of rings of different sizes and "textures" at either Michaels or Hobby Lobby. (I think it was Michaels.)

  11. Love this! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week!

  12. Me and my daughter are loving this bracelets. Thanks for sharing such nice designs.

  13. No wonder why you get so many feedbacks

  14. Love the bracelet. Looks simple, quick, and most likely inexpensive. Would like to make some of those for granddaughters and daughter. Might be able to manage that.
    So glad you shared this bracelet project. Trying to keep it simpler this year, not have too many projects for once.
    Will be a new subscriber as soon as I find the little email subscriber spot.

  15. Just went thru your project gallery, wow you are a busy gal and very talented. Hope your students enjoy you. I'm really glad I found your blog thru Home Made Modern