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The weeks leading up to Christmas are hurtling by and party season is just about upon us! Why not make your own little piece of bling to accompany your outfit this year? This multi strand sparkly rhinestone bracelet looks like it’s worth a million dollars, yet you could make it for a fraction of that. This is a quick project that you can make in around 30 minutes, once you’ve gathered your materials!
To make this multi strand bracelet, you’ll need the following materials:
- Rhinestone cupchain
- 2 x 20mm flat ribbon ends with loop
- Silver plated chain
- Silver plated jump rings
- Silver plated clasp
- Gemstone glue or E6000
- Jewellery pliers (wire cutters, flat nose pliers and round nose pliers)
Measure three quarters of the way around your wrist and trim off four pieces of rhinestone cupchain in exactly the same length as shown above.
You could make this bracelet without the use of gemstone glue but it would be extremely fiddly. Using glue inside the flat ribbon ends will help to keep your rhinestone strands in place whilst you flatten the teeth into place. So use a cocktail stick and dab a little glue inside the flat ribbon ends as shown above.
Carefully place your rhinestone cupchain into the flat ribbon ends, making sure to keep the strands nice and even. You may want to use your round nose pliers to help you with getting the strands into the right place. Let the glue dry for at least 15 minutes before moving onto the next step!
When the glue has dried, you can flatten the ribbon ends with your flat nose pliers. Don’t be too forceful with the ribbon ends though as you might crush the rhinestones inside.
Finally, add a jump ring to the flat ribbon end loops and then add a chain to each jump ring. You could make one piece of chain longer on one side to form an extender chain, which looks really pretty. Add a clasp to the shorter end. You can attach all of your findings with your jewellery pliers.
When complete, your multi strand bracelet should look something like mine in the above photo! Why not use wider flat ribbon ends and more strands of cupchain for a really dramatic effect?
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