Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Super-Quick Super Simple Tutorial




I originally posted this tutorial on my blog, but have agreed to share it here. I've been wearing my bracelet all over town and get tons of compliments on it.


I've been looking at
these sequins for 6 months, thinking that they'd make cool jewelry. Today, I finally sat down and did something with them!



Here's what you need to make your own -

  • 1 pkg of the above sequins, available in my Etsy shop. One package should make 2 bracelets. You could also get two packages and make a necklace.
  • 1 clasp - I used a silver snap clasp for ease of use.
  • Jump Rings - I used 7 (seven) 6mm jump rings.
  • Pliers for opening jump rings



How to make it -

  1. Using your pliers, open a jump ring. Link two donut sequins, through the small holes along the edge, using a jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  2. Open another jump ring. Connect another sequin to the chain of two you've started. Close jump ring. Repeat until bracelet reaches your desired length. I used 6 sequins.
  3. Once your bracelet reaches your desired length, open another jump ring. Use this to connect your clasp to one end of the sequin chain. Repeat with the opposite side of the clasp and other end of the sequin chain.
  4. Voila! You have a very cool, very bold, very lightweight bracelet!

    Make sure that you don't have a twist in the sequin chain. If this happens, simply open one jumpring and untwist the chain. This may happen when you add the clasp.




2 comments:

Nicole R.J. said...

What a fun bracelet! Thanks for sharing! :)

Krazy Kate Designs said...

Very cool! Enjoyed this tutorial.