DIY Sparkly Wrapped Bracelets

by Alicia on May 10, 2011

We’ve all seen this style of bracelet around lately, right? They are everywhere! For a while I planned to do a DIY but never got around to it because it was hard to find that rhinestone chain outside of specialty stores. But not anymore! Now you can buy it (in varying sizes even!) at Michael’s in the expanded jewelry section. Plus, everyone loved the orange wrapped chain bracelet so I thought I’d give another take on the same idea. I didn’t do a strict accounting of the costs but I estimate you could make about 4 of these for $10.

I bought all the supplies at Michael’s. You’ll need a fairly large size of chain, the rhinestone chain and ribbon or embroidery floss. (For the blue bracelet I used ribbon and for the chartreuse bracelet I used floss.) Other supplies that aren’t shown are a clasp (I used an S hook) and glue to secure the knots.

The process is pretty much what you’d expect: start by tying your ribbon or floss to the rhinestone chain. Wrap through the links of the chain and back in between the rhinestones. I double (ribbon) or triple (floss) wrapped each section to keep it secure and show off the colors. At the end of the bracelet tie another knot and then add a dot of glue to the knots before cutting off the tails. Then attach the clasp using jump rings.

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Erica May 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

AWESOME. Can’t wait to try this!! xx


SherylMJS November 8, 2013 at 6:08 am

Thanks for the idea that you shared here. I love chain bracelets and hoping to see more of your designs. Have fun in your endeavor.


matter of style May 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

this is great! chain bracelets are my favorite!


raven May 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

girl…i think i love you, haha.

this is majorly cute + it’s getting re-tweeted right this second!



Michelle of Chellbellz May 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

OMG! I want one!!!This is so creative!Love it!


Lia May 10, 2011 at 10:53 am

These are seriously amazing Alicia!! I’m in love!!


Alicia May 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Thanks for all the love ladies!


Adiel May 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm

How funny, I made a wrapped rhinestone bracelet on a whim last weekend! I like your version, too! I’ll have to try it! Thanks!


Alicia May 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I want to see yours – I’m tempted to make like 20 now and wear them all at the same time :)


Molly May 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

Love love love. Especially the navy.


Alicia May 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Thanks Molly. I looooooove everything navy.


Amber's Notebook May 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

wow that’s awesome, I love that DIY!

Amber’s Notebook


Alicia May 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Thanks Amber!


Lindsay May 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

SOO awesome! Looks beautiful and totally something I would wear!

Delighted Momma


Alicia May 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Thank you! Seriously I’ve barely taken them off all week. I’ve decided they go with everything :)


Suzy September 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm



Megan December 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

These are amazing, I’ve been looking for some like this for a while! Going to Michaels tomorrow!!


jen April 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

i’ve been wanting to make these and actually went to the local michael’s by my house the other day and i couldn’t find the rhinestones :[ maybe i’ll ck a diff. michael’s. i love how these look!



alicia April 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

I was just at my Michael’s on Sunday and bought some of their rhinestones so I know they still carry them. However, the latest ones I bought were pretty poor quality, so perhaps consider buying from an Etsy supply seller. I’ve gotten much sparklier rhinestones from them. Here’s a good one:

Thanks, and have fun making your bracelet!


Vanessa September 15, 2013 at 5:59 am

so pretty! love the colors you chose :)


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