DIY Rhinestone Bracelets

Making these bracelets is easy with the right supplies.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

If you’re a fan of DIY jewelry projects, you need to know about rhinestone connectors. These versatile supplies feature a rhinestone in the middle and open loops on both sides, making it super easy to turn them into a piece of jewelry. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how combine vintage rhinestone connectors and wire to make glam, eye-catching bracelets.

You will need

 

Step 1: Measure your wrist

Use a measuring tape to measure your wrist. Make note of the measurement; you'll use it to determine the size of your bracelets.
 

Step 2: Unwind wire from spool and straighten

Next, unwind a length of wire from the spool that is a little longer than your wrist measurement. Clamp down on the wire with your nylon jaw pliers, and run the pliers down the wire a few times to straighten.
 

Step 3: Cut wire

When your wire is straightened, use flush wire cutters to cut to the length of your wrist measurement. For a loose fit, add a ½ in. / 1.3 cm. to the length before cutting.
 

Step 4: Bend wire

Use your nylon bracelet bending pliers to bend your wire into a circle shape.
 
 

Step 5: Create a full loop on one end

Use your round-nose pliers to bend one end of wire outwards, so that it forms a full loop.
 
 

Step 6: Create a half loop on the other end

On the opposite end of your wire, use your round-nose pliers to bend the wire outwards so that it creates a half loop. This will be the clasp for putting on your bracelet.
 
 

Step 7: Attach your rhinestone connector

Use your nylon jaw pliers to open the full loop. Slide your rhinestone connector on, and then close.
 

Step 8: Use half loop to close

Slide the other side of the rhinestone connector onto the half loop to close. Now that you've created one bracelet, why not make a whole set? Try using different sizes and colors of connectors for even more variety.
 

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