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DIY Tutorial: Braided Diamante Bracelet

February 25, 2013

Braided Diamante Bracelet

 

Oops, it’s another bracelet tutorial again! I promise a necklace piece for the next one, but meanwhile, try your hand on this braided diamante bracelet that’s great for stacking.

 

Materials

Materials:

  • Satin Rope
  • Diamante Strip
  • Lighter
  • Scissors

Tie strands together with knot

1. Measure a strand that goes round your wrist thrice, mine was roughly 42cm. Cut 4 of these.

Start a 4-strand braid

4-strand braid

2. To work a 4-strand braid, you will be working with the 2 strands on either sides and the middle 2 strands, which forms the core. To begin, bring extreme left strand over the core, then bring extreme right strand under the core and through loop.

Continue your braid for another 3/4 times

3. Continue with braid 3-4 times, depending on far away you want to start your diamantes.

Insert diamante strip

4. Insert your diamante strip into a braid where desired.

Continue braiding with diamantes

5. Continue with the braid until you reach the end of the diamante strip.

Continue with your braid until desired length

Braiding done!

6. Finish the braid with the same number of braids you started with.

Adjustable Knot

7. To end off, you can either cut the ropes and insert end clasps, or create an adjustable knot using the same braid, like how I’ve done so above. Cut off the ends and burn with a lighter to seal them.

End with a braided knot or end clasps!

Done! I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple tutorial. Have a great week ahead! x

 

 

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6 Comments

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  • Reply stargazer August 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Hi

    Interesting project.
    May I know where can I buy the diamonte strip? Is it expensive (cost)?

    Are there alternative costume jewellery strip that I can use other than diamonte if diamonte is not available?

    Look forward to yr kind response.

    tks!

    • Reply Ros C. September 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Hello,

      You can purchase diamante strips from most craft stores, cost varies with quality. Alternatively, you can use studs or glue/sew on diamantes, hope this helps!

  • Reply anne April 19, 2014 at 10:13 am

    LOVE IT LOVE IT. I am going to make one for my daughter for her birthday.
    It is very easy to understand. I hope you post more. God Bless

    • Reply Ros C. May 31, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Thanks Anne! I’m glad you like it! :)

  • Reply zen September 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Nice! :) i made a similar bracelet before but didnt use macrame- will try this so that I can wear them as a stack :)

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