As we’re approaching HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary, I’m reminded of the original inspiration behind the countless tutorials we’ve done over the years. I was originally motivated to share all tips and tricks I had accumulated over the years as a jewelry and accessories designer – to show you that you can do it yourself. What may seem difficult, tedious and complicated is actually relatively straightforward with the right resources. This ombré gemstone bracelet is the perfect example. Hope you enjoy it and most of all, I hope you’ll attempt to make it!


You’ll need:


Start by cutting of 12 inches of flexible beading wire. Tie a double knot at the end and start string on the ombré rondelles. Place over your wrist to gauge the desired length, which should be about 2-3 inches. Close with another double knot and trim the ends.


Squeeze a small drop of E6000 onto the tip of a wooden toothpick and fill each end cap with glue. Cover both ends of the strand of stones and allow to dry for at least an hour.


Use pliers to attach a jump ring to each end cap. Attach about 2 inches of chain to each side. Measure around the wrist for fit and trim any excess chain. With jump rings, attach a spring ring clasp to one end and a closed jump ring to the other.


And that’s how you make a gemstone bracelet.


Pile ’em on!


(bracelets from top to bottom: Campbell Tornado Cuff BraceletHonorine Jewels Tassel Bracelet, Tai Hamsa Bracelet, Campbell Talon Cuff, & DIY Ombre Stone Bracelets)