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DIY: Simple Charm Bracelet

03.11.15

Simple Charm Bracelet

I’m a firm fan of simple jewellery – in fact, you’ll rarely see me wearing anything but my engagement ring, one extra ring and a pair of stud earrings. I often wear necklaces and a watch on the weekends, but I definitely don’t go overboard, and there’s a lot to be said for an understated look, especially when you’re like me and wear colours and patterns in your clothes. Something delicate can add just a special touch to your whole look, and a little personal piece definitely takes it up a notch. I’ve made a few bracelets over the years – friendship bracelets made of cotton threads or some little clay beads usually – so developing this a bit and trying new things is definitely something I like to give a go.This one is super easy and super purse-friendly, so if you’re looking for an extra gift for someone, then I recommend giving this a go.

Supplies

  • Threading cord – approximately 35cm for each bracelet
  • Charms
  1. Thread your charm onto your threading cord – you can either leave it loose, so it’ll move around, or you can keep it in place with a loose knot. Pass the left end of your thread over the top of the right end, to create one large circle.
  2. Pinch¬†your bracelet where the two threads cross over each other. Create three loops by wrapping the¬†right end of the thread over the rest of the thread three times. Then push the thread from left to right through the middle of the loops you’ve made. This will create a knot once you pull it tightly, which you can now do.
  3. Turn the bracelet over and repeat the same step, so that you now have two knots a short length apart. Pulling and pushing on the loose ends of thread adjusts the size of the bracelet, to allow you to pop it on your wrist and then tighten it to keep it in place.
  4. This is super customisable, so just change the colour of the thread and the charms you pop on depending on the recipient of the bracelet.

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