My wedding bracelet was an early DIY project that I didn’t actually make specifically to wear on the big day. I just happened to have a bunch of leftover beads and decided to do something with them, and the resulting piece of jewelry was too sparkly to use for any sort of everyday occasion. It so happened that it ended up matching my dress perfectly, so I went ahead and used it…
You’ll need to get a few different types of beads. I got these from Michael’s.
Plus some clear, stretchy beading cord. First things first: begin by threading a decorative silver bead onto the cord. The silver beads are larger than the bicones, and usually have two holes, like so:
Start adding bicones to each strand, forming a double strand of crystals and alternating bicone sizes and decorative silver beads. The pattern I used here was: silver bead 1, small bicone, large bicone, small bicone, silver bead 2, repeat.
Continue, checking periodically to see if the bracelet is long enough by wrapping it loosely around your wrist, taking care to hold the loose ends of the cord as you do so. The beads should be pretty close around your wrist with a little give, since it is a pull-on style bracelet with no clasp.
Stop adding beads at a point where your next bead to add on in the pattern should be the style of silver bead that you began with. Draw the ends of the cord into the first silver bead and tie a couple of square knots for each set of ends, hiding them neatly in the backside of the bead as shown. Trim ends.