Making bracelets for yourself or your friends and family is a fun, rewarding craft to do any time of year. We think it’s best to do in the summer, however, because the weather is warm and you won’t be wearing sleeves and mittens that hide your handiwork! There are endless styles of DIY bracelets that you can, but our latest obsession is bracelets that are beaded!
Check out these 15 gorgeously crafted bracelet ideas that let you get crafty with beading so you can add some flair to your outfit later.
1. Pearl beads and tassels
Using real pearls to make yourself some gorgeous jewelry would obviously be ideal, but it would also be a great deal more expensive! Pearl beads can be just as cute for a pretty summer look. String some along a length of elastic string and finish the look off by attaching a little DIY tassel, just like Wild Amor did.
2. Beaded leather bracelet
This leather string might be on the thicker side, but looping it through some little circular beads gives off the impression that it’s actually quite delicate. Find out how to string things along on FabYouBliss.
3. Dangling spikes bracelet
There are beads, there are dangling beads, and then there are awesome hanging spikes like these! Use DIY jewelry rings to attach a few long, edgy spikes around the links of a stylish chain bracelet to add an event more visual element. The Stripe shows you how it’s done.
4. Beaded metallic cuff
This cuff is thick without being obnoxious, edgy without being too out there, and totally easy to make as long as you’re willing to practice a little bit of patience. We love the idea of alternating tiny metallic silver and gold beads to give the bracelet a vintage, slightly tarnished look like this one from PS I Made This.
5. Turquoise beaded ring bracelet
We love the way delicate little bead contrast with an equally delicate chain in this design! Highlighting the chain that stretches between the bracelet and the ring sections makes it a unique and eye catching piece. Find out how it’s made on Into Mind.
6. Chandelier charm bracelet
This project combines building your own beads from flower shaped charms and pearl beads, and then also building a dangling charm bracelet! We adore the vintage aesthetic this chandelier design creates. Honestly WTF walks you through every step of making it.
7. Simple beaded friendship bracelets
Did you ever spend time as a kid braiding simple embroidery floss into friendship bracelets for you and your friends? These little bracelets by Honestly WTF are made by braiding too, but each time you loop a side string over the middle string, you’ll slide a bead on first!
8. Coronet bracelet knockoff
We love a good recreation craft! What’s better than saving money on a brand name thing when you can make your own version nearly as easily? This bracelet, modeled after one by Anthro Coronet, has three strands attached at the clasp and each one varies in style to look like you’re wearing three separate pieces. The middle on involves pearl beads and eye-catching floral beads too! Check it out on Flamingo Toes.
9. Two part harmony bracelet
Do you like that the previous design has separate parts but wish it was a little more subdued in style? Try this one, also by Flamingo Toes, insead! The strands are creating from little beads in contrasting light and dark shades.
10. Beaded and braided bracelet
The Cheese Thief shows you how to make this gorgeously delicate but still slightly ornate bracelet design using a string of very fine chain mixed among lengths of pretty little seed beads.
11. Leather wrapped beaded bracelet
This image from Pinterest shows you exactly how to wrap a bead into the middle of a leather string bracelet around both sides. This keeps the bead solidly in place but still lets the edgy leather texture shine through.
12. Wrap bracelet with statement bead
Cut Out and Keep shows you how to make another variation on the other beaded wrap bracelets you see here, but they’ve included a bonus feature! This design features a large bead in the middle that really makes a stylish, bold statement!
13. DIY beaded wrap bracelet
Whether you choose to make a similarly Navaho style pattern as this tutorial from Pumps & Iron, or simply to alternate beaded colours so the bracelet appears to have stripes, this project is a total blast to make. You’ll be working with tiny seed beads, so get out the embroidery floss and needles!
14. DIY watermelon bracelet
Are you a kitschy person who would rather include a small gimmick with their look rather than something feminine? Then Handmade Charlotte has the pattern for you! These cylindrical plastic beads are available at pretty much any crafting store. They’re great for stacking together and easy to get your hands on! Check out how this bracelet late!
15. lace and pearl bead wedding cuff
We absolutely love this design for a wedding or something equally feminine and memorabl! Rather than being sewn on, like things usually go in Toronto. Check out how it’s made on Fan Art DIY
Have you made other gorgeous beaded bracelet designs that you really think we should see? Tell us about them in the comments section!