I mentioned the other day that I hope to get back into making jewelry and shared with you all how to create a simple stacked bracelet look. So today I thought I would share with you all how to get that trendy spiked bracelet look on a budget. I am SO in love with this trend of spiked jewelry and made it my mission to figure out a way to recreate it myself.
So I went shopping looking for spiked beads. After looking at several different stores I finally found some! On the verge of giving up, I found the perfect silver metal cone shaped beads by Bead Landing at Michaels. Originally this pack of beads was $3.49 but I used a 40% off coupon that Michaels has available in their weekly ad most weeks to bring the total down to $2.09. Woo-hoo!
I liked that these beads came in a pack that contained two different sizes in it. This gives one the opportunity to create a pattern of spikes. I made one bracelet using all large spikes, another one using all small spikes, and the third bracelet using an ABB pattern.
With my favorite string to make bracelets with, Stretch Magic clear stretch bead and jewelry cord .5mm (can be found at most craft stores), I cut a piece of string a little bit longer than the size of my wrist. I wanted the bracelet to wear comfortably around my wrist without being too tight or too loose. Also I needed a bit of extra string in order to tie it at the end. Before stringing your beads though be sure to stretch or pull your string a bit to pre-stretch it. So once my string was cut and stretched it was time to string on my spikes in whatever pattern I chose. Be careful not to let the beads slip off the other end. Once you have the number of beads you want onto your cord, double check to make sure that the beads go completely around your wrist on the clear stretch cord without any gaps in between. To finish off the bracelet, tie the two ends together in a knot just like you would knot a pair of shoelaces. Repeat this step two or three more times to make a secure knot and cut off the excess string.
Like I mentioned, I was able to get 3 bracelets out of that one pack of beads that cost a little bit over $2! That’s a pretty good deal, I think. You can rock these bracelets individually with other pieces of jewelry that you already own or wear all 3 together for a spikey statement piece.
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