- chunky gold chain (I chose matte gold.)
- findings to match: one eye pin, two jump rings, and a clasp
- a large glass bead or gemstone
- jewelry pliers
Thread the eye pin through your bead. Use your pliers to create a loop on the opposite end of the eye pin.
Set this aside while you cut your chain.
Measure your wrist. If you want your bracelet to fit tightly, subtract the length of the bead from the measurement of your wrist. If you want your bracelet to be a little loose, you can cut the chain the same measurement as your wrist. Take the chain you cut and cut it in half so that you have two equal pieces.
Connect your chains to the bead using the loops. Then connect a jump ring to one end of the bracelet and a jump ring and clasp to the other end of the bracelet. All that's left is the wearing or maybe the gifting. ;)
I really like the matte gold paired with the chunky glass bead.
This would be a great Christmas gift for those ladies on your list who love jewelry, and the best part is the bracelet only costs a few dollars to make! That's the beauty of DIY gifts done right: you can give someone a gift that looks like it came from a catalog or a pricey store, and they'll have no idea that you didn't spend a lot to purchase it. If you're in the market for more inexpensive gift ideas, I've teamed up with my favorite bloggers again this month exactly for that purpose.
We're sharing DIY gift ideas for $20 or less, so please be sure to visit these awesome ladies' blogs for even more inexpensive gift ideas!
Sarah's Handmade Hand Warmers
Lauren's Painted Cork Coasters
Bethany's Gold and Green Bracelet
Kara's Crochet Pattern Roundup
Kirsten's Glittery Utensil Gift Set
Marilyn's Individual Peppermint Solid Sugar Scrubs
Kara's DIY Necklace Holder
Kadie's Easy Crocheted Hot Pads
Melanie's DIY Photo Desk Organizer Gift
Nancy's DIY Wedding Photo Canvas Print
Happy crafting, friends!