Easy Rhinestone Chain Bracelet Tutorial

rhinestone cup chain bracelet diy tutorial easy simple beginners eureka crystal beads

These rhinestone chain bracelets are super cool and really easy to make! They’re also very comfortable to wear because the suede lace makes them really soft.

beginners project jewelry diy tutorial rhinestone chain bracelets eureka crystal beads

You don’t need any jewelry making skills or tools so it’s a perfect beginner’s jewelry project!

What you need:

eureka crystal beads bracelet rhinestone tutorial diy beginners jewelry making

About 3 feet of 3mm microfiber suede lace in your choice of color (for these bracelets, I used natural).

Several 5 1/2 inch lengths of rhinestone cup chain in your choice of color (with the 4mm rhinestone chain, I cut two strands and with the 3mm I used three strands).

And any kind of clasp you prefer! I used a lobster claw clasp for this particular bracelet:

A large lobster claw clasp.

A large jump ring or toggle (I used a leftover toggle piece for which I didn’t have a bar).

For the turquoise bracelet with the 4mm rhinestone chain, I made a button and loop clasp that also works really well.

What you do:

rhinestone chain bracelet diy tutorial suede lace eureka crystal beads jewelry project

First you take your lengths of rhinestone chain and fit the microfiber suede between the rhinestones and wrap around the back. You want to leave about 3-4 inches of suede lace on the end to make the clasp.

20140114_125009

Then, carefully, making sure that the chain stays in place, tie a regular knot at the back of the bracelet, ensuring that the shorter piece of suede goes in out from the bracelet and the longer piece points inward.

learn diy rhinestone chain bracelet eureka crystal beads jewelry tutorial

Then take the suede lace and continue wrapping it between the rhinestones on the chain.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

This is how it will look from the back:

suede lace project rhinestone chain tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners diy bracelet

You want to make the suede tight enough so that everything holds together and looks good, but avoid wrapping too tightly because your bracelet may get warped into a spiral itself!

When you get to the end of the rhinestone cup chain, tie the suede off with a regular knot the same way you did at the beginning.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain suede lace project tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

Your bracelet is almost finished!

3mm rhinestone cup chain bracelet diy tutorial suede lace eureka crystal beads

Now you have to make a clasp. There are lots of ways to do this and you may have your own favorite style that will work in this situation so go ahead and use it! I wanted to make this tutorial as simple as possible so I chose to use a lobster claw clasp with an orphan toggle I had lying around.

Thread the large lobster claw clasp on the suede lace. It helps to cut the lace at an angle to get it through the loop.

suede lace jewelry diy project tutorial lobster claw clasp

Measure the length and fit of your bracelet on your wrist before tying the clasp securely with a regular knot.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain suede lace tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

Once you do this, you will get a clasp that is kind of hanging off the side of the suede rather than out straight. It’s not a good look.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain suede lace tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

So, in order to make the clasp more centered, and also to secure the lobster claw better, tie it one more time with a regular knot.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain suede lace tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

Your bracelet will look more finished with the double knot.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain suede lace tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

Do the same exact thing on the other end of your bracelet. Make sure you remeasure so that your bracelet is the right size before tying the toggle on.

diy bracelet rhinestone chain suede lace tutorial eureka crystal beads jewelry making beginners

Try your bracelet on before cutting off the extra lengths of suede lace. Some people add a drop of craft glue to the inside of each knot to make sure it holds through all sorts of wear and tear. This is an especially good idea if you are making these bracelets for gifts or to sell.

crystal rhinestone chain bracelet tutorial suede lace eureka

And there you have it! Your finished rhinestone chain bracelet! Wasn’t that easy?

rhinestone cup chain crystal bracelet diy eureka crystal beads suede lace

Make a bunch and stack your wrists!

rhinestone rinestone rhine stone chain bracelets diy tutorial

Mix it up and wear them together with some of our other great DIY bracelet projects! Including the really popular Rolo Cup Chain Bracelet, the Multi Strand Bracelet and our Rhinestone Cup Chain Bracelet (using the crisscross method).

bracelets diy beaded rhinestone suede cord leather project tutorial eureka crystal beads

3 responses to “Easy Rhinestone Chain Bracelet Tutorial

  1. Pingback: Top Jewelry Trends for 2014: Rhinestone Chain Bracelets | Eureka Crystal Beads Blog

  2. Pingback: Sale! All Rhinestone Cup Chain is 20% Off for a Limited Time | Eureka Crystal Beads Blog

  3. These are very cool and easy to make! Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s