Like a rhinestone… cowgirl? Okay, rhinestones might not always bring the hippest of fashion statements to mind, but we’ve been loving seeing them show up on statement necklaces and the like. Our latest style hack? 2 ways to make a rhinestone wrap bracelets. And yes, you can go ahead and call yourself a “wrap” star after you’ve made a couple of these bad boys.
Both of these bracelets are formal enough to wear with your favorite cocktail dress, but casual enough to bling up an everyday outfit. We love stacking them together. Now, let’s see how it’s done!
– 2 skeins of embroidery floss (dark gray and light gray)
– gold chain
– gunmetal chain
– 2 lengths of rhinestone chain
– 2 lobster clasps and 4 o-rings
– needle nose pliers
We went with a more neutral color palette for this one, allowing the chain and rhinestones to really pop.
Statement Wrap Bracelet: This one’s the bulkier of the two, and we love the combination of mixed metals.
First things first, time to attach the two pieces of chain together. Tie a piece of dark gray embroidery floss at one end of the gold chain. Thread it through a needle, and “stitch” the two pieces of chain together. Continue until you reach the end and tie another knot.
Now time to add the rhinestones!
Tie one piece of rhinestone chain to the gunmetal chain using light gray embroidery floss. Use the needle to thread through the chain and wrap around each rhinestone until reaching the end. Tie off with another knot and attach and o-ring and clasp. Done!
Double Rhinestone Bracelet: This is the more delicate option and looks great stacked with a whole bunch of other bracelets.
Use pliers to cut the rhinestone chain in half. Measure both pieces of rhinestone chain around your wrist and cut off any excess. Tie one set of ends together using 2 pieces of thread. Weave thread around rhinestone chain to secure together and continue weaving until you reach the end.
Tie a knot at the end and attach your o-ring and clasp. Voila!
How fun are both of these? You could also mix things up with neon embroidery floss but we like the more subdued neutral look, especially with a colorful frock.
What do you think of this latest creation? Talk to us in the comments below.