Happy Friday everyone! I hope your work day has gone by quickly today so that you can get an early kick start to your weekend. What do you have planned this weekend?
In my last DIY Holiday Gift Guide Post, I suggested giving a Statement Necklace as a holiday gift to that special friend. Today, what about considering a Stackable Bracelet as an option? I love stacking bracelets (with my watches too!). I’ve handpicked a few of my favourites below at different price points and also made a DIY version for you try!
1. Lauren Elan Winter Collection Celeste Bracelet $85 2. J. Crew Classic Pave Link Bracelet $144 3. Giles and Brother Large Multi Chain Bracelet $150 4. Stella & Dot Tempest Bracelet $104 5. River Island Chunky Spike Friendship Bracelet $26.84 (additional 20% off by using promo code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS) 6. DANNIJO Tate Bracelet $434.30
Here are step by step DIY instructions for creating your own Stackable Bracelet.
- Gold Chain – pick something good in quality and has a bit of weight to it (especially if you’re gifting it!)
- Velvet Ribbon – or anything similar
- Lobster Clamp or any type of closure
- Jump Rings
- Hot glue gun
- Assorted thin strands of chain
Measure the length of chains you need for your bracelet and trim as appropriate. I have a smaller wrist size, so my chains were roughly 6 inches long. You will need to trim 2 of equal lengths. Do the same for your ribbon, however make it at least double the length of your chain.
Tie the two ends of the chains together by looping the velvet ribbon and making a flat knot. Take the longer section of your ribbon and insert the end through the first link of the opposite chain, wrap around and repeat.
Hold your chains up as you continue your way down, it should start looking like the image below. As you continue your way, make sure your two chains are lined up in parallel, i.e. the chain links are adjacent to each other, this will ensure your bracelet is even and flat on your wrist.
When you’ve completed to the end of the chains, once again, tie a knot to the last links of the chains with your ribbon. Leave about 1/2-1 inch of ribbon trim.
Connect the two last links of each end of the chains with a jump ring. This will secure the two chains. Apply a dab of hot glue to the inside of the end trim of your ribbon and fold it down and secure to the back of the bracelet. Repeat this for both sides.
Attach your closures to the ends of your bracelet.
At this point, you pretty much have a simple chain woven bracelet! I decided to go an extra step. I attached thinner strands of chain to my bracelet to give it a more spunky look.
Here you have it. Feel free to attach beads or crystals to your bracelet to suit your style.
Voila! The final product!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!