And for our next trick, we’ll show you how to turn an inexpensive bracelet into a swoon-worthy statement piece! We had a few flat-backed beads leftover from our DIY Anthropologie Beaded Bib Necklace and decided to add them to a basic metal cuff to create a whole new look. Follow the tutorial below to see how it’s done.

 – metal cuff

– flat-backed gems

– seed beads

Beacon Dazzle-Tac Jewelry Glue
– needle nose pliers

We picked up this Antique Copper Basket Weave Cuff Bracelet from Icing for $10. Yes, Icing :)

For beads, we used a whole assortment of flat-backed beads and gems as well as seed beads.

Start at the center of your cuff and attach beads with jewelry glue. Move out with the smaller beads. Use pliers to hold beads in place as you attach them.

Fill in some of the space with smaller seed beads.

And that’s it! You’re done. How easy was that? It’s all about hitting up the jewelry or craft store to find beads and gems that complement your cuff.

This is a great way to update old cuffs or bracelets you’ve got kicking around your jewelry box.

What do you think of this stylish hack? Have any other old items that could use a modern update? Talk to us in the comments below.