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Crafty jewelry: Mini Doily Bracelet tutorial

Jewelry making, Sewing  |  September 25th 2011  |  0 Comment

Are you ready to make this summery- easy peasy bracelet?

{You will need}
1 — 1 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ lace
2 — 1 5/8″ X 5″ lace
Matching thread
Chain (I used 5″, but you might need less or more depends on your wrist size)
2 Jump rings
1 Headpin
1 Pearl
1 Clasps (I used magnetic kind, but you can use whatever you prefer)
Jewelry making tools

{How to}
1. Cut the laces according to the measurements listed above. Then, fray check both ends to prevent fraying.

2. Hand stitch one side of the lace and pull the thread to gather it up. Sew the ends together to make a circle.

3. With 1 1/2″ wide lace you can make a 2″diameter circle, with 1 5/8″ wide lace you can make 1 1/4″ circle. Now you have your mini doilies. :)

4. Connect the mini doilies. 2″ circle in the middle, 1 1/4″ circle on both sides connect them with slip stitches.

5. Measure your wrist. Mine is 5 3/8″, the doilies are 4 ½”, I cut my chains to 1” long. This will give some wiggle room so that the bracelet is not so tight. You will need 4 chains.
Sew chains on the side of the small circles using a slip stitch.

6. Connect the jewelry making parts.
First, open a jump ring using your round and chain nose pliers.

Second, slide one side of the clasp, as well as the end of the two chains onto the open jump ring. Close it.

7. Repeat the same process for the other side of the bracelet, except, I added an extra chain with a little a pearl, to make it more appealing.

8. To make the headpin with the pearl, I found a really good tutorial for you here. This is probably the technique that is used the most in basic jewelry making. She explains this better than I can…
After you are done making the headpin with the pearl, add that to the extra chain on the bracelet.

It is wearable now…

I was pretty psyched about how it turned out. What I like about this bracelet is it is feminine, but there is a casual element to it.