I’ve got a problem. I can’t walk out of a fabric store without at least purchasing a handful irresistible notions: fancy rhinestone buttons, delicate lace trim, multi-colored embroidery floss . . . I can go on. So what to do with all the random, yet wonderfully sparkly, buttons I seem to have collected over time?! DIY a handful of bracelets, of course. Inspired by Shourouk‘s crystal wristlets, I’ll show you how I made my own version with the trusty ol’ macrame technique.
- 3 yards of 0.8mm Chinese knotting cord
- 1 large rhinestone button
- 1 small rhinestone button
- embroidery needle
Cut the knotting cord into one 20″ strand and one 60″ strand. Fold the short cord in half and tape the fold onto a working surface. Center the long cord under the two middle strands. Fold the right cord over the middle strands and under the left cord.
Pull the left cord under the right and middle strands and through the loop on the right side. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to create a small loop. The loop should be able to slide over the small rhinestone button.
Continue the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull the right cord under the left and middle strands and through the loop on the left side.
Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . Stop knotting at the halfway point.
Thread the large rhinestone button onto the 2 middle strands. Continue knotting. Measure the bracelet around the wrist to check the fit. From the first knot to the last, the fit should be rather tight.
To finish the bracelet, thread each of the side cords onto a needle and sew up the center through 2-3 knots along the backside. Pliers will help pull the needle through the tight knots.
Then thread the small rhinestone button onto the middle strands. Thread the middle strands through the same knots along the backside.
Snip all four strands, leaving about 5 millimeters of slack. Burn the tips and with the end of the lighter, press the melted cords onto the backside of the bracelet to seal it.
And just liket hat, your bracelet is finished!!
If the bracelet is a bit too tight, you can always give it a good pull – it will stretch out a bit.
Stack stack away!
(bracelets left to right: DIY Macrame Rhinestone Bracelets, DIY Rhinestone Sliding Bracelet, Honorine Bracelet; all images by HonestlyWTF)
Absolutely love your bracelets. Wanna create my own too. Thanks for sharing <3
OOOh I want one! But I can’t do anything with my hands. You should open a store, or at least send me a few to sell in my store. Really beautiful.
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Ahhh been waiting for another DIY bracelet from you ladies! Great job once again!
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Absolutely gorgeous !! Thanks for the DIY 🙂
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Such a lovely idea!!:)
gorgeous I´ve got to try!!! xo, Alma
Perfect! I’ll definitely try this ♥
I absolutely have to try this:)
Great inspiration. Have a nice day.
a great tutorial. i love the ones with the big jewels on them–they look especially fab the way you have them layered.
Absolutely love them!!!
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Love them! How did you do the little green one? Would love to read how you did the ends of this one!
love all of theme, i’ll try to make its!
i love this!!
Absolutely love all of your bracelet DIY’s! I’ll have to try this one!
these are SO beautiful and you can’t tell its a DIY. you guys are the DIY masters! xo
That is so cool!!!
ohh yes i love your bracelet diy’s! so doing this x
These are bringing back fond memories of camp! I just love the colors you chose, I will def be trying this! xx
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This is so cute, definitely idea of the month! Have to try these.
Absolutely in love!
Must try these 🙂
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I absolutely love all the bracelet DIY’s! Keep up the great DIY posts!
Amazing idea! I am a Shourouck junkie as well. Will have to get started on these – STAT!
It just makes me so sad when I can’t find such trinkets in the shops in my country.
Ended up having to use whatever materials I have on hand to make my accessories.
Using wires from the hardware shop: http://thiscache.blogspot.sg/2012/12/diy-name-necklace.html
Really nice…love your rings too..
I love this Diy, it’s so cute
This is great! Love the rhinestone.
The small breaded one with the tassels is fab as well! Thx dears
so glad you can’t walk out of this stores without buying these things. really nice DIY!!!
Loveeeeeee them!! I’ll try this for sure!!
Lovely! thats amazing 🙂
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wow you are just so talented with making bracelets!
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Bookmarked. The tassels enticed me.
These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Love your stuff! And, love the pictures of your stuff!
I’ve seen so many of your posts on the macrame technique but I’ve not mustered the courage to try doing one. I hope I get around to it soon, cause these bracelets are simply amazing!
Oh, how sparkly! Love the tutorial and the ideas, thanks!
Like these e-z breezy!
So wonderful, have a look at my collection of earrings and bracelets.
So wunderful, have a look at my collection of earrings and bracelets.
That’s cool, thanks!
What Etsy store did you get the small buttons from?? Been looking everywhere and can’t find them!
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I love this tutorial!
So lovely, I ‘ll try and do some… Thanks.
I must say you are very good at making macramé bracelets!
do you sell your jewelry and items you make?
I just love your tutorials ! I have made several of these pretties but quite honestly get discouraged when it comes time to thread the needle through the knots on back to tie off. The needle snags or I don’t have the strength to pull the string through. I have 6 ready for tie off but can’t do it properly without the problems. Any suggestions for making tie-off easier?
Thank you, I just love your bracelets!
Im not able to find that exact rhinestones on the etsy site… Can you help me with the model name please¿ thanks a lot
Fantastic design. Easy to follow and very DIY. Cool to wear!
Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. I’ve just made my first bracelet like this and it’s beautiful. Can’t wait to make more!
Amazing bracelets!!! Thanks for the ideas and explanations!
I love your DIY bracelets !! I looked for on Etsy but no rhinestone buttons like yours and after 2 hours (hourraaa), I found them on Ebay.
For girls who want this kind of buttons, you can find the rectangular button here : http://stores.ebay.fr/Beady-Beau?_trksid=p4340.l2563
Thank you for your tutorial ♥
Thank you so very much for the tutorial 🙂 would you please share were to get the rhinestone buttons ? thank you 🙂
Merci d’avoir partagé ce diy !!
Awesome! Thank you!
Sweet. Loved it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your ideas. It’s very helpful especially for a fashionable woman like me. I love Bulk rhinestones, now I can use it for my new bracelets. I’m happy visiting your site.
I love your proyects
Muy lindas tus pulseras, finas y delicadas y el paso a paso, genial..Gracias
It’s really lovely.
Easy to make :3 Thanks !
Gracias popr ese tutorial desde hace rato queria aprender esa terminacion para pulseras,
eres muy amable en compartir tus ideas con todas las personas que nos encanta la bisuteria, y sobre todo las pulserita en macrame
I really love your design and your sharing, good jobs.