Spring Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial

Okay I know it’s not spring yet but I’ve decided to look forward to some brighter weather with this lightweight floral bracelet design. My favourite thing about this bracelet (besides it being beautifully simple to make) is that it is so customisable – the ribbon colour, pattern and thickness can be experimented with as well as the bead combinations.

What you’ll need

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  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • 6cm 19 gauge wire
  • 2 open jump rings
  • 2 foldover cord ends
  • Clasp
  • Ribbon
  • Focus bead – I have used a floral polymer clay bead (15mm)
  • Two 6mm pearls
  • Two 4mm bicones
  • Two spacer beads

Instructions

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1. Use your round nose pliers to make a simple loop at one end of your wire.

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2. Load on the beads – this is how I did it but feel free to experiment!

 

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3. Close the open end of the wire with another simple loop to secure the beads in place. Use your fingers to give the wire a slight bend – just so that it sits nicely on the wrist.

 

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4. Cut your ribbon into two 16cm pieces. Fold one in half and feed both ends through the loop in the wire and pull halfway through.

 

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5. Feed both of these ends through the remaining loop of ribbon.

 

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6. Pull the ends to tighten the knot of ribbon onto the wire loop.

 

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7. Use foldover cord ends to finish the ribbon and snip off any extra strands poking out. Repeat on the other side.

 

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8. Connect jump rings to each foldover cord end, with a clasp on one side.

 

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The finished product!

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