Hello, Craft-ionistas! Our DIY series in honor of National Craft Month continues with this cool, yet easy-to-make, bracelet courtesy of our friends at SwellMayde. Make it for yourself or give it away as a modified friendship bracelet. We’ll show you how!
Step 1: Fold the first suede strip in half to create a loop.
Step 2: Place the folded strip through the center of the ring. Then secure the suede around the ring by looping the strands through the opening you created. Pull tight. Repeat with the second strip so that it’s on the opposite side of the first.
Step 3: The strips will be long, so you will probably need to trim some off. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist to try it on for size. You don’t want the strips to touch. Cut off excess suede.
Step 4: Once you’ve trimmed the strips, it’s time to clamp on the clasps. You may need to ask a friend to help you hold it steady! Simply place the ends into the mouth of the clasp, then clamp it shut with the pliers. Do this on both sides so that the bracelet becomes a closed circle. Now it’s ready to wear!
The JustFab creative team had a blast making these bracelets together during lunch. We hope you will, too!