DIY braided bracelet with beads


Stacked bracelets look particularly cute when you mix colourful bracelts with plain gold or silver. However, trendy neon bracelets can be pricey, so to save some dollars I thought I’d try making them myself. Hence, the DIY braided bracelet with beads was created. After sporting my new DIY bracelets here and here I’ve been asked a lot how to make bracelets like that. So today I’m sharing with you lovelies, how to do it yourself.

One note: to make braided bracelets is really easy, however nimble fingers and patience are required when dealing with beads.


DIY bracelets, how to make bracelets

1. Wind the mouline thread around your hand 3 times. That will be the length of your bracelet.

2. Without cutting the string use the length from step 1 to measure 6 equal lenghts on the same piece of string.

3. Hold them at the top and cut the bottom off. Slide the button from the end you just cut to half way along the length of the string.

4. Tie a knot behind the button.

5. Attach the button to a table with sticky tape and braid 2cm.

6. Slide 30 beads on to one string

7. 8. & 9. Braid once with a bead and then without a bead and continue to alternate until all the beads have been used.

10. Then braid another 2cm.

11. At the end, separate 3 threads to make a loop to fit the button.

12. Wrap the remaining threads around the base of this loop twice and tie a knot around the braid with all treads all together. Cut the excess thread.

Your DIY bracelet with beads is ready – enjoy!

DIY bracelets

Tip: braided bracelets in different colors worn together look pretty even without addition of metal bracelets, so you may wish to make a few ;)



P.s. My other DIY projects can be found here.

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  1. Lovely bracelets!! perfect for an arm party!! Thanks for sharing!! I’ll definitely try it out!!
    XOXO, Maria from SS

  2. Jacqueline August 6, 2012

    what a sweet tutorial! they look great too :)

  3. Tegan @ Teganias Thoughts August 6, 2012

    Oh so gorgeous Maria! I love them.

  4. The Dainty Dolls House August 6, 2012

    Fantastic doll, love those!! Hope you have a super week ahead :) xx

  5. The Dainty Dolls House August 6, 2012

    (in response to your comment ;) It does take time to understand who you are & I think it’s something that continues all our lives…I think what it’s trying to say is don’t stop trying or looking to discover who you are or understand who you are. We live in a time where people follow instead of lead…like how we were talking about trends, people jump on the trend wagon because they see it as the ‘in’ thing to do even if it doesn’t suit their body shape. But, if we stick to what we think is good for us, then we’re being true to ourselves….which isn’t easy and does take time. Because once you do it, you open a lot of doors to ridicule and people trying to drag you back down because they think you’re trying to be better than them instead of just a better or wiser for a better word version of yourself. Standing alone for what you believe in isn’t easy. You have a wonderful week too doll xx (sorry for babbling, haha)

  6. Laura Alfonsin August 6, 2012

    It seems quite easy to do…I have some mouline left (gold and silver), so I’ll make a shiny one!!!

  7. A's Fashion Files August 7, 2012

    OMG these are so cute!! And thanks so much for the comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?

  8. rachel August 7, 2012

    you’re so talented maria! these are adorable x

  9. Stefany August 7, 2012

    Amazing DIY! Such cute results :)

  10. Charlotte August 8, 2012

    what an amazing idea!love it :)

  11. Roselie August 8, 2012

    It’s soo cute!

  12. Valentina August 8, 2012

    great DIY, really cute bracelets!

  13. La Dolce Vita August 8, 2012

    I am glad that you shared this DIY with us. I am a great fan of DIY because I love all things handmade, be it jewelry, embroidery, re-fashioning something or art . The step by step process makes it so easy to understand . The bracelets look good on you!
    {Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog !}
    have a nice day,

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  15. yana July 21, 2013

    it is very funny