[ DIY : braided cuff bracelet ]

I got the inspiration for this bracelet from one of my favorite blogs, Stripes & Sequins,a few months ago but was too distracted by holiday baking and shopping to make it until this week. Here’s to hoping 2014 is filled with many more DIY’s, baked goods and pretty things!

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What you need:

  • metal cuff bracelet
  • embroidery floss
  • rhinestones (optional)
  • super glue

20140106-175245.jpgCut the embroidery threads so that they are long enough to go around your wrist 3 or 4 times. The number of threads you will need depends on how thick your cuff is, and how thick your braid needs to be (I needed 10 threads to cover a fairly narrow cuff).

20140106-175330.jpgGather the ends of the threads together and tie them with an extra piece of thread. You can add a little glue on the knot to keep it from unraveling later.

20140106-175250.jpgBraid the threads together until it is long enough to cover the entire cuff, and tie the other end of the braid to secure it.

20140106-175256.jpgThe original post had only the braid, but since my cuff was a lot narrower and didn’t make as much of a statement, I decided to add a few rhinestones just to make it stand out more.

20140106-175300.jpgThread and secure the rhinestones into the bracelet in whatever pattern you would like. You can use regular thread for this, but I used really thin wire which is a bit more sturdy.

20140106-175315.jpgApply superglue onto the cuff in small sections, and press the braided bracelet onto it. Continue doing this until you have glued the entire bracelet onto the cuff, and let it dry for a few minutes.

20140106-175225.jpgHappy Crafting!

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