Oh me, oh my!
This may be one of my favorite pieces of jewelry I've made yet!
I'm dubbing this one the
Eclectic Braided Bracelet.
I found this fabulous silver and pink version on Pinterest and knew I would have to make one for myself. Unfortunately the link to the bracelet no longer exists, but it originated from Karma Loop.
I went for a gray and silver version since my wardrobe tends to be
a bit of a monochromatic symphony of white, black, and gray.
Unfortunately this is not a step by step tutorial.
Its more of a "giving you the gist of it" type follow along. :)
Also, its my first jewelry knock off!
3 different sizes of silver chain
large round & oval silver chain
silver ribbon (did not end up using...)
white &s silver sparkly fabric
3-strand bracelet clasp
To prep the fabric, I cut it into strips and threaded the tulle through the large silver chain.
I separated out the pieces I wanted to used in each of my 3 strands of the braid. Then I attached each strand to a single jump ring which I then attached to the bracelet clasp.
I started braiding, being sure to keep the thinner pieces on top of the wider pieces in each strand.
I continued the braid until the bracelet was long enough to fit around my wrist. Then I trimmed the strands and fitted the ends to jump rings.
By now my braid had worked loose from all of the manipulating of the jump rings so I simply redid it keeping it a combination of tight to keep its shape, but loose so that the there wasn't a lot of tension on the strands. I don't want anything breaking later!
Now that I had a nice "tight" braid, I attached the loose jump ring ends to the other side of the bracelet clasp.
I trimmed down my fabric. The ends are the prettiest thing ever, but hopefully there is so much going on with the bracelet that no one will notice. ;)
Its really something I can wear with almost anything!
It can be dressy or casual.
Doesn't it look like a hot mess?
(But in a good way!)
Now do you see why I called it eclectic? :)
I'm thinking I may need more versions of these for those moments when my wardrobe grabs a little color. These could easily be created for any color scheme with the addition of a strip of fabric or some ribbon!
What color would you make?
I link to these fun parties!