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DIY Crimp Bead Bracelet

I made this DIY bracelet in minutes a few weeks ago, and I am so in love with the results that I put together a tutorial to share. I love layering them together or with other bracelets, and have worn mine nearly everyday since making them!

With a crimp bead acting as an easy slide closure, they’re a simple way to use up leftover embroidery thread.

Tools and materials:

  • Embroidery thread
  • Crimp beads
  • Small piece of thin wire
  • Scissors

DIY Crimp Bead Bracelet DIY Crimp Bead Bracelet1) Cut a piece of embroidery thread about 24 inches long. Double in half, and knot together the ends. Hook the thin wire around the looped end and pinch closed, making a makeshift needle.
2) Thread the crimp beads over the wire and onto the string.
3) Add 18-20 crimp beads.
4) Make sure to push one of the beads all the way down to the knot.
5) Slide the wire through the second to last bead on the thread, and pull the looped end of the string through the bead.
6) Add a final bead and determine how big the bracelet needs to be to fit over your hand by pulling the end beads toward the slide bead and trying the bracelet on.
7) Knot the looped end of the thread and trim the ends of the bracelets.

DIY Crimp Bead Bracelet DIY Crimp Bead BraceletTo expand the bracelet to fit over your wrist, simply pull the strings of the main loop apart and tighten by pulling on the loose ends.

DIY Crimp Bead BraceletThere are lots of ways to play with this one: crimping the beads to create different patterns or placements, weaving the beads and thread… have fun making and wearing these!

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