DIY Braided Rhinestone Bracelet

A few weeks ago, we showed you how to update a vintage rhinestone gem into a vibrant, statement necklace. This week, inspired by one of the classic rhinestone bracelets from our Bauble Bar collection, we’re giving our wrists some much needed love with an even easier DIY. We’re also using silk thread in place of embroidery floss as the sheen and delicateness compliments the bracelet so nicely. Let’s get braiding!

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You’ll need:

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Take a 2 inch piece of silver bullion and stretch it out to create a thin metal wire. Gather a 12 inch bunch of silk thread and tie a knot around the last inch.

Wrap the wire around tightly, covering 10-12 mm. Snip the wire and tape the thread to a flat surface. You can skip this step and simply knot the bunch of thread instead.

Braid the thread until it reaches the length of the bracelet.

Wrap more silver wire around the end and trim the ends. Thread the needle with a piece of silk and thread it through the end of the braid.

Sew the braid to the bracelet by threading the silk through the middle of the braid and over each rhinestone setting. Be careful not to snag any threads while pulling the needle through and be sure to pull tightly each time.

Continue threading. Once the last part of the braid has been sewn on, wrap the silk thread around the last rhinestone gem a few times.

Thread the needle out the back of the wired section and trim.

Your braided rhinestone bracelet is finished.

Pile it on!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)

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68 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    I love your diy and this rhinestone bracelet looks fabulous. I´ll try to make one too. Doesn´t look to complicated 😀

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    xx

    glamdevils

    5.13.13
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  2. STEL STYLE wrote:

    this DIY is so gorgeous!! I love the blue detail!!

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  3. Love this DIY. I like how you switched it up and used silk thread. It really does give it a more luxe vibe.
    The deep blue that you used is super pretty as well.
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

    5.13.13
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  4. Gorgeous DIY, lovely bracelet!

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  5. Looks so amazing, such a simple idea but very effective, love your Bauble Bar things!!

    x

    http://theeleganter.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. boblist wrote:

    Such a good idea. Love it! b.

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  7. gorgeous, i especially love that you used the silk thread.
    definitely takes the bracelet to another level.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

    5.13.13
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  8. Paty wrote:

    I loved it!
    I’m posting looks from L.A. and accessories:

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    5.13.13
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  9. Love it!
    Love this shade of blue 😉
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    Fashion & DIYs

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  10. That is simply gorgeous. I love how it almost dresses the bracelet down for everyday wear!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

    5.13.13
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  11. oh my word this is BEAUTIFUL. i always want to be more crafty when i come on hwtf

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

    5.13.13
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  12. مهشید خانوم wrote:

    lolo

    5.13.13
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  13. brooke wrote:

    wow, this does look really easy! i love how you could easily mix the palette up to play with your wardrobe’s most prominent colors.

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  14. Kate wrote:

    Casual rhinestones are the best kind 🙂

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  16. There are no words for how much I love this!

    5.13.13
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  17. Denisa wrote:

    I always love DIY so that is perfect post. Have a nice day.

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  18. Ester wrote:

    loved this tutorial~
    please check out this blog:
    http://www.ourmoods.wordpress.com

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  19. Viveca wrote:

    You make the most amazing bracelet DIYs, seriously! Love this.

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    5.13.13
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  20. Lauren wrote:

    Love this, the bright colour looks brilliant with the diamonds. Definitely trying this

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

    5.13.13
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  21. Denysia Yu wrote:

    I love this bracelet! I will need to try this out soon! 🙂

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  22. Tina wrote:

    Very good DIY! Thank you for it ! 🙂
    I love the silver-blue combination and you made it so cute.

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  23. wow, this does look really easy! i love how you could easily mix the palette up to play with your wardrobe’s most prominent colors.

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  24. Love this, the bright colour looks brilliant with the diamonds. Definitely trying this
    Lauren

    5.13.13
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  25. Julita wrote:

    Great idea! worth to try! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    Best wishes!
    http://julitastefashion.blogspot.de/

    5.13.13
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  26. Carmen ❤ wrote:

    The electric blue paired with the shiny rhinestones is a match made in heaven. I love the simplicity.

    Carmen ☼

    5.13.13
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  27. I love this bracelet! I will need to try this out soon!

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  28. Laura wrote:

    I love it !
    http://www.thestilettoholic.com
    Love from Paris

    5.14.13
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  29. One of the coolest DiYs ever!!

    xxx
    Naomi
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com

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  30. jenny wrote:

    beautiful!

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  31. Great Job!

    Xo maschalina (maschalina designs jewelry)

    http://maschalina.blogspot.co.at/

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  32. Sundal wrote:

    Gorgeous! You guys do the best DIYs. If y’all like DIY check out the giveaway I have running on my blog:

    http://patterns4life.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/birthday-giveaway.html

    5.14.13
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  33. Dana wrote:

    Easy to do? That´s perfekt for me 😀
    Wonderful tutorial thank you so much.

    Greetings from Germany
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

    5.14.13
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  34. Juicy wrote:

    we think we are in love with it!
    Giu&Si

    5.15.13
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  35. Nataly wrote:

    you are so talented it´s really beautiful 🙂

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  36. Nastasia wrote:

    Super bracelet! 😀

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  37. Good idea!There are some DIY accessories on my web maybe can help you for more creation DIY

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  38. Such a simple way to jazz up a friendship bracelet so cute!!

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    xo0x LaLa x0ox

    5.19.13
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  39. Love this piece as it’s casual yet glam. I made my own DIY braided rhinestone bracelet for a friends birthday. Turned out really good and she loved it! Come by and have a look ; http://www.shoebox-living.com

    XOXO/ Isabel
    http://www.shoebox-living.com

    5.21.13
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  40. Emily Moon wrote:

    LOVE DIY jewelry!!! Looks awesome 🙂

    5.23.13
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  41. Emily Moon wrote:

    I ventured into DIY jewelry recently…I love how it turned out!

    http://www.intheglitterati.com/

    5.23.13
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  42. Chelsea wrote:

    That is so cute! I love the blue braiding!

    5.26.13
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  43. Omg!!! Totally trying this!!!

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  44. Lex wrote:

    love this! check out my DIY dream catcher necklace on my blog burnoutbrite! http://burnoutbrite.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/diy-dream-catcher-necklace/

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  45. What’s up, the whole thing is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s in fact fine, keep up writing.

    6.28.13
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  46. Rita wrote:

    Thanx for sharing. You always give us surprises with simple design! love DIY

    8.6.13
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  47. Nikell wrote:

    I saw this on Polyvore and decided to check out your blog. I love this. I’m going to try making one today. Thanks for sharing (^_^)

    9.1.13
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  48. Sabrina wrote:

    Loves it!

    11.18.13
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  50. You have the “golden hands”. Very cute & beautiful DIY bracelet idea!

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  52. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this
    write-up and the rest of the website is also really good.

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  53. Interesting contrast btw the thread and rhinestones- I need to start using more thread in my DIY tutorials on hapinesswherever.wordpress.com 🙂

    10.20.14
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  54. Sean Coleman wrote:

    where can i find this bracelet? please email me at sccolemanbusiness@gmail.com

    11.29.14
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  55. Shae wrote:

    Love your blog. Your DIY tutorials are first rate! Want to make this one but can’t find the thread. How is sold? I followed the link but can’t figure out which to buy. Please respond soon, need this for a wedding!!!
    🙂

    5.29.15
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