All my life, I’ve always been a huge accessories enthusiast. Even when I was a little kid, I could usually be found wearing more accessories than the average person, adorning my wrists especially. Bracelets are just my favourite thing! While I do tend to buy myself bracelets whenever I can afford to and find ones I like, I actually usually prefer to make them myself. it gives me a lot more satisfaction and makes me much happier in showing them off!
That’s why I decided to try a new technique in making myself a metallic pearled bracelet when I realized I didn’t have one in the style I wanted to match an outfit! Here are the steps I followed to make myself a new piece (or you can follow the video tutorial I also included at the end of this post).
For this project, you’ll need:
- Pearl beads
Gather your materials and cut yourself a length of ribbon that is long enough to wrap around your wrist entirely at least three times. This will give you enough slack to work with and then some, ensuring that you have the ribbon space to create your whole bracelet and still have length for tying it on at the end. Thread your needle. Then, at one end, move about five inches in from the end and fold the ribbon in half at that point.
Put your needle through both layers so the tip sticks out, but not so far that the whole needle goes through entirely. You want to put it through just enough that the whole width of the beads you’re using will fit on, but not so much that the ribbon fold you just made slides back onto the thread.
Place your bead on the length of needle that is stick through the ribbon. You’ll still avoid pulling the needle all the way through; instead, loosely pull the longer section of the ribbon you’re working towards upwards, make another fold like your first one, and put the same tip of your needle through both layers of that piece as well. You don’t have to pull it super tightly, as you don’t want the piece to buckle.