Jul 15, 2012

Easy Sequin Bracelet


Very colorful, very sparkly, very easy. 
Yes, and a very easy technique.
This quick tutorial will have you whipping up bracelets for you, your friends, your other friends, maybe even one for your dog (don't judge).
Anyway, the tutorial awaits!




Step 1: Gather materials. All you need are some large sequins, two crimps, one clasp and jump ring, and fishing line. Or, you can use clear nylon beading cord.


Step 2: Cut a piece of fishing line that's a little longer than 2X the length you want your bracelet to be. Bend in half and thread on the jump ring, then the crimp through both sides of the cord. Crimp shut. 
Take a sequin; put one end of the thread through one side, then the other end through the other side. Bring the two end pieces up, pinch, and thread the sequin down all the way to the jump ring end. The fishing line is indeed a little slippery, just to warn you!


Step 3: For the next sequin, repeat the above step; but, to make your bracelet lay nicely, we have to make sure the cupped part of the sequin will face in the opposite direction of the last one we threaded. This way, the sequins will lay on top of each other nicely, instead of bunching up (yes, I know a blue sequin is at the end near the jump ring unlike a yellow in the last step. I decided to change the color I wanted to start with- just disregard!).
So, repeat the above step, but make sure you flip the sequin before threading with fishing line so that when you thread it all the way down, it faces the opposite direction of the one before it.

You can see how they lay on top of each other in the second pic.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until your bracelet is the desired length. Finish off with the other crimp and clasp.


If you did it right, it should lay nicely without bunching up!
Sparkly!







3 comments:

  1. This is great! And perfect for gifts for some girls I know. Thanks! Would you mind if I put this on Pinterest?

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  2. That would be great! Thanks for asking :)

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