|I used an old broken necklace I didn't want anymore. It has big chain links, which is a factor you will need. Make sure the size is big enough to pull a small ribbon or fabric through the chain. Also, be certain that the chain fits your wrist well.|
Sunday, June 24, 2012
DIY: Ribbon Chain Bracelet!
I have been seeing these ribbon chain bracelets EVERYWHERE recently. Including Forever 21, American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, Target, Juicy Couture, Betsey Johnson, etc. They have a really cute, classy, and effortless effect on them. Love! You can always go and buy these bracelets for about 2-20$ depending on the store. But what is the fun in buying it when you can make it for free or with a small amount of money? These would make an adorable, thoughtful gift!
Time Needed: 7-15 minutes
-Old necklace/bracelet with big chain links
-Needle nose plier (optional)
My old necklace had some extra chain links I didn't need, so you might need an adults help with this part. This tool here, which I believe is called a needle nose plier, or something similar to it, helped break the chain.
The next step is to just choose a piece of ribbon or fabric (I used the same left over fabric from the last DIY!) and thread it through each chain. Make sure you go back and start over if you miss a link, or else (in my opinion) the bracelet won't turn out looking as lovely as you assume it will.
Now you start to admire the bracelet, after finishing all the chain links. And you start to move the links around to fit your preference.
The final step is to tie off the fabric, or ribbon. You could use another piece of ribbon to tie it off, but I just decided to tie it into a bow with the extra fabric I had in the bracelet instead of cutting the fabric off.