How-to: Crystal Wrap Bracelets

I made these bracelets while watching a movie with my family over spring break. They are super easy to make and look really cool! I used a strand of rhinestones for most of the bracelets and a strand of metal beads on another one.

What you’ll need:

Scissors

1/4 in hex nut

44 inches of leather cord

12 inches of rhinestones or brass ball chain

58 inches of colored cord. Some places recommend waxed linen cord, but I couldn’t find that at Micheal’s. I used plain cotton cord for most of my bracelets and a sturdier cord for some others.

Step 1: fold your leather cord in half so that it’s doubled

Step 2: Grab your colored cord and wrap it down and back up the top of the leather cord a few times. This will make sure that the bracelet does not come undone.

Step 3: Line up the rhinestone cord with the end of the top wrap section. Make sure you make it as close to the end of the wrapped colored cord as possible. You also want to have the crystal kind of over the leather cord.

Step 4: While holding the crystal in place so that it falls on top of the folded leather cord, start to wrap the bracelet. Take the colored cord and wrap it between the groves of the crystal chain and around the leather cord. Make sure that you wrap it tightly so that the bracelet won’t come undone. Constantly pull on the colored cord to make sure it is taut before wrapping it. It also help to adjust the rhinestones as you go to make sure that they are staying even along the leather cord.

Step 5: Continue with wrapping the bracelet until you get to 1 inch above end of the cords or you measure it to be almost the length of your wrist.

Step 6: Cut any left over rhinestones.

Step 7: With your rhinestone cord cut, wrap the colored cord down and up the leather cord a few times like you did in step 2.

Step 8: Tread your hex nut into the colored and leather cord and tie at the end.

Step 9: To wear your bracelet, push the hex nut through the loop that you made with the leather cord at the top of your bracelet.

Step 10: Wear your bracelet proudly! Stack them together or wear them on their own to make a fun statement to any outfit!

Other helpful links: Honestly WTF DIY Wrap Bracelet and Katie’s Bliss

XOXO

Lauren

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