How to make a DIY stud bracelet

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// Learn how to make a DIY stud bracelet in today’s post from new contributor Stephanie Gerber of the blog Henry Happened.  She’s wicked talented and you’ll know how-to make a DIY bracelet before you even know what hit you. //

how to DIY studded bracelet

Hi! I’m Stephanie of Henry Happened, and let me introduce myself by saying that I’m a bit of a magazine hoarder. Ever since my first subscriptions to Sassy and YM checking the mail has been one of the highlights of my day. My roommate in college (my sister) joked that I did more magazine reading than studying.

Now I’m more of a Martha Stewart and Real Simple gal with some Lucky thrown in. Do you love magazines? Which ones do you read?  How often?

The January issues have been hitting the mailbox and after flipping through the latest fashion candy, I noticed that all of a sudden, studded bracelets are everywhere! Arm parties are still going strong so it’s time to add a simple studded bracelet to your stack.

Want to make your own? Of course you do! It’s super easy and I’ll teach you how to do it!

How to make a DIY stud wrap bracelet

diy studded wrapped bracelet

To make this DIY bracelet you will need:

  • Suede cord. Mine came from Wal-Mart. Oh how I love these great fall colors!
  • Small 2-prong studs. You can get little packages of these at Hobby Lobby for about $2.
  • Pliers and ruler are helpful
diy studded wrapped bracelet

Step 1: To make the bracelet, measure about a foot of cord and cut. (Side note: Mark is my husband, and he’s kind enough to let me borrow his ruler)

Step 2 & 3: Position your studs diagonally on the cord and close the prongs. Add 2-3 more studs per bracelet, spacing them out a bit.

diy studded wrapped braceletStep 4 & 5: To make a DIY adjustable closure, knot the end of one side of the cord around the opposite cord, leaving a few inches of excess. The knot will be tight, but will still slide easily up and down the chord. Trim the tail of the knot.

Step 6 & 7: Take the excess piece of cord from the first knot and make a knot with it around the opposite side. Trim the tail of the knot, and adjust the size to easily slide onto your wrist. You can adjust the size again if needed to make a better fit once it’s on your wrist.

diy studded wrapped braceletAre you a fan of studs? I always feel a little more hip when wearing them. So make as many as you dare to wear – the more the better!

 

 

// Stephanie Gerber is a mother of 3 who writes for pretty mommies on a budget. She shares stylish and crafty adventures on her blog Henry Happened. //

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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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