Almost everyone loves unique and sophisticated jewellery with a personal touch. The nice thing is that this is not an expensive or an exclusive goal to reach. Making your own jewellery is easy to learn and with a small amount of equipment and a clear description – you can make the nicest jewellery. What about a unique floral bracelet made with coloured beads? You can easily tailor it to perfectly match to your outfit as you can choose which colours to use. The video below explains exactly how to create one of these floral bracelets.
What you’ll need:
- Thread/Tacking Thread
- Two kinds of beads, approximately 70 pieces per type (the video and the description is based on silver and purple beads)
- Measure the length of the wire around your wrist – don’t make it too tight. Measure this length four times and cut the thread.
- Take seven purple beads. Because you’re working with tacking thread, threading the beads is a lot easier. Thread the seven purple beads onto your wire.
- Take the other end of the wire and run it through the first three beads in the row of seven. Then, pull at both ends of the wire to create a ring (or so-called ‘flower’) of beads. Carefully slide the ring to the end of the wire.
- Then, take seven silver beads. Thread these too onto the wire and insert the wire again through the first three beads. Make a ring and slide it backwards.
- Continue following these steps until it is long enough to be a bracelet.
- Attach your clasp to the wire and your flower bracelet is finished!
Tip: Instead of just two colours, use many! For example, give each ring or “flower” a different colour.
Make unique earrings in 5 minutes!
What you’ll need:
- Thin silver wire
- Gemstone beads of your choice
- Any other small decorative beads (silver or gold perhaps)
- Soda bottle cap
- Wrap the silver wire around the soda bottle cap. Make sure to have one centimetre longer than the circumference of the bottle cap as you’ll need it to make a closure. Cut the silver wire and smoothen the ends with a small file or a piece of sandpaper.
- Repeat for the second earring.
- At the end of each ring, twist the wire with the flat pliers to create a small open hook (see video).
- Now slide your beads of choice onto the earring. For example, you may choose a small silver bead, three blue gemstone beads and again a small silver bead to make it complete.
- Bend the other end of the earring up a little bit with the flat pliers.
- Hook the bent piece through the hook you made earlier on the other end and your self-made earrings are ready to go!
Tip: The size of the earring is up to you as you can choose any size bottle cap to wrap the wire around.