When it comes to accessories, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re completely obsessed. Depending on our latest, newest, and most stylish pieces, the kind of accessory we like best changes over time, but lately we’ve been completely enamoured with bangles! Of course, there are plenty of stylish, wonderful looking bangles that we could buy in stores but we just get such a sense of satisfaction when we make things ourselves. That’s why we’ve been easily found combing the Internet recently for as many unique and wonderful DIY bangle ideas as we can possibly get our hands on!
Just in case you’re as enamoured as we were with the idea of creating your own homemade bangles, if not more, here are 15 of the very best tutorials and designs we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Silk thread wrapped bangles with rhinestones
Is your sense of personal style quite girly indeed, so you’re looking for something bright and perhaps a little bit sparkly? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Creative Diaries made these adorable silk thread wrapped bangles in just a few simple steps! We love the way they outlined their rhinestones with ball link jewelry chain to make them look as though they’re framed in gold.
2. Structured zipper bracelets
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making jewelry from scratch, would you actually prefer to make your project an opportunity for upcycling? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how Moms and Crafters created these awesome, much thinner bangles that are made from old zippers! We’ve actually made these several times before and quite enjoyed the way we managed to reuse different bags and pieces of clothing that were much too old or damaged to continue using as they were.
3. Resin and seashell bracelets
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a bracelet or bangle of your very own because you want to show off something that you can really say was homemade, would you rather make something that is entirely from scratch? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to try your hand at these awesome resin bangles outlined step by step on The Soccer Mom Blog! They show you how to suspend little trinkets like seashells or pretty elements like glitter in the resin, as well as how to mould and finish the shape.
4. Tinfoil and washi tape bangles
Are your kids the kind of observant little ones that often catch onto whatever your new favourite thing is and often decide that they love it as well? Then maybe they’d like to make DIY bangles of their own too, right alongside you! Just in case they’re a little bit too small to join you in working with resin or doing silk wrapping, here’s a simple, wonderfully costume-like tutorial from Best Toys 4 Toddlers fir making cuff style bangles from tinfoil and adding some colour and pattern to the look with washi tape.