Fashion and glamour do not have to cost a fortune! DIY bracelets are the way to go for looking like a million dollars, if you follow these simple steps.
I love sparkle, leather and all things trendy, don’t you? Stand out and achieve a unique look with trendy jewelry you made by yourself! There is such a wide variety of stylish DIY trends for earrings, bracelets as well as bangles and chains. However, today we will be focusing on DIY bracelets and ways to make them complete your look.
Add a tassel, a charm, leather or beads – your options are truly limitless. Be fashionable and ready for any occasion. All you need is some material, beads, glue, some old chains or whatever you fancy. The creativity comes from within; all you have to do is channel it.
Did you know that the earliest mention of bracelets dates back as far as 2500BC? Women used to wear bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and other jewelry in order to show off their husbands’ riches. Even today, many are seen as a symbol of status.
When it comes to different kinds of bracelets, there are the charm bracelets, which are usually decorated with charms. Some say they wear them for good luck, others add charms that have a meaning, a part of their history.
You also have the friendship bracelets, usually made for you by your closest friend. They commonly have knots in and are weaved with a variety of color. These knots used in clothing date back as far as 481 BC.
Knots were originally used in China, and during the 13th Century, the Chinese traveled to Italy and France and were introduced to modern society with the loom. The friendship bracelet, however, is believed to be a craft found by the Central American Indians during the 1970’s.
Costume jewelry became traditional during the 18th Century. It has, however, been a part of most cultures for more than 300 years.
New technology, advancements and change within societies brought on a revolution to the jewelry industry. Today, many jewelry pieces still symbolize differences amongst the poor, the working class and the rich. There is a range of brands displaying the most magnificent bracelets; these, however, are not for the everyday woman.
Did you know that many of these can be home-made? You can make yourself bracelets that resemble top brands, at a fraction of the cost. We will show you the basics of bracelet making; the rest is up to your ideas and creativity!
So without any further delay, here is what you will need for most of the designs:
Your bracelet is complete, use different colored strings and beads for a greater variety.
Add a noodle tube, then a bead or two, then your charm and repeat the process. Once you have added all you wanted and reached your desired length, you should add a jump ring to the other end to complete the bracelet.
Your bead-ring bracelet is now complete. Wear it with pride, use a variety of colors and beads for more alternatives.
Your bracelet is complete!
There are numerous trinkets, smileys, faces, eyes and more that can be added into this bracelet, the possibilities are limitless.
Right, now you’ve made a variety of bracelets, and if you decide to make more, let your imagination run! Share your ideas with us, as well as your pictures.
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