These dainty, lightweight stacking bracelets feature ombre Swarovski bicones and luxe metal cable chain. And the best part? I’m gonna tell you exactly how to make your own. Perfect for beginners, this easy tutorial is gonna have you hooked on making these. Trust me.
The Swarovski crystals I used can be found at any craft store. To achieve the ombre effect, you’ll need 7 different shades of the same color, so keep this in mind when buying. I’m using Cousin brand Elegance metals chain (14k gold plated and sterling silver) which can also be found at Michaels or any major craft store.
You can make multiple bracelets out of one packet of this chain (about two per pack). Make sure to grab the Elegance Metals clasps and jump rings as well, to match the metal quality.
These would be great grown-up friendship bracelets. You could even do birthstone color schemes for your friends, to totally customize them.
They can totally be worn everyday too – the metal won’t tarnish, and they are delicate enough too.
I’ve chosen to go with a silver/blue and gold/brown combo here. I love neutrals (the brown scheme) and think the cool blues and silver look ultra-modern. I wouldn’t necessarily wear these both together, but made them to go with separate outfits.
The total crafting time is about 10 minutes per bracelet. Less if you’re more experienced. I think they are totally worth it, don’t you agree? Let’s begin!
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are pliers (roundnose and wire cutters), Cousin brand 24 gauge gold wire, Cousin brand Elegance Metals 14k gold plated cable chain, Cousin Elegance Metals 4mm gold jump rings, a gold spring clasp, Swarovski 4mm bicones (you can find these at any craft stores – pick 7 colors of the same hue. These come in packets sometimes with like colors).
Step 2: Lay out your ombre arrangement of your seven colors. I chose a brown scheme here to go with the gold metal. They are specifically: Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz, Mocca, Smoky Quartz, Sand Opal, Greige.
(To make a 7″ bracelet) – Cut about a 3″ piece of your cable chain. Repeat. Cut a 4″ piece or so of your wire. Create a wrapped loop at one end, catching in your cable chain.
Step 3: String on all your crystals in order. Create a wrapped loop at your other end, catching the end of the other 3″ piece of chain in that loop. Attach a jump ring and clasp to the open ends of the chain. To make a larger bracelet, use longer amounts of chain.
Simple enough, right? If you guys follow this tutorial to make some bracelets of your own, post a picture of the finished product on Instagram and tag me @quietlioncreations. I’ll repost your creations!
I’ll leave you with some more inspo photos to finish. Craft on!