After purchasing an abundant (and unnecessary) amount of sequins for last week’s tutorial, I mulled over ways to repurpose them into another project. Inspired by those beautiful African necklaces made from recycled vinyl, it was obvious that a bracelet DIY was in order. Simple and fast . . . I dare you not to make just one!
- 8 inches of strung sequins (available here and here)
- 12 inches of 0.5m elastic cord
- 12 inches of embroidery floss
- needle or pin
Cut 12 inches of elastic cord and tie a double knot at the end.
There’s a quick and easy shortcut for adding sequins rather than threading them on one at a time. Pull a bunch of sequins off the strand. Keep the sequins in place between the pads of the index finger and thumb. Thread the elastic cord through the sequins.
Continue stringing on sequins, in any pattern, using the same method.
Wrap the strung sequins around the wrist to check for size – remember to account for the bracelet stretching. Knot the elastic cord into a double knot and pull tightly to tighten. Trim the ends.
Cut the embroidery floss into a few 2 inch pieces. Fold them in half over the knot. Take another 2 inch strand and tie the floss together into a double knot at the top.
Trim the ends. Use a needle to comb through and unravel the floss. Trim the tassel.
And that’s it! *Note: I prefer using flat sequins versus faceted sequins for this particular tutorial.
Stack, stack away . . .
(Gorjana Heart Charm Bracelet, DIY Tube Wrap Bracelet, Giles & Brother Hook Cuff; all images by HonestlyWTF)
Must try to replicate these! Your ideas are always amazing!
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looks great 🙂
Wow!!! Bracelet making is so easy. I will try this. Thanks for sharing this beautiful Bracelet and easy technique.
really pretty and seems easy! 😉 xo, Alma
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Wow, totally impressed. The sequins look so… un-sequiny! Which is a good thing in my book. I love this, and I love the little tassel detail. Yet another good one guys!
I really love it, it’s a great idea!:) I’ve got a DIY tutorial al look now on my blog, I’ve printed a pair of jeans! I hope you like it!
Hi, how do you put the bracelet through your hand when there is not clasp
@Sharon the sequins are strung on elastic cord, making the bracelet stretchy.
Ohmy this is totally ingenious! Would definitely try it out sometime soon 😀
These are beautiful!
Beautiful! And easy enough for even me to do it! Great 🙂
Sweet & easy, just the way I like my jewelry crafts! Love!
cool..will try. 🙂
Love these ideas Erica , so creative and inspirational.
So easy and cheap! Imagine the color combinations! This is great.
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I love it. Cant you sell them? All of them, as an arm party?
Really beautiful !!
I loved the pictures <3
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Oh wow! I couldn’t even tell these were sequins, but this is so cool! I love that they look like thick wrap bracelets.
Your resource offers stranded sequins in several different sizes. (mm) Which ones did you use? Thanks!
Really pretty DIY!! 😉
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Really love this! I want to make matching ones for my daughter and I. 🙂
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Love this. Did you use 6mm or 8mm sized sequins?
These bracelets are fantastic – a fab make!
Those are sequins?! Whoa talk about mind boggling.
This looks super time consuming, but I love the result!
I love these, I used to make them in high school, god they made a mess when they broke.
I love your first bracelet!!!
What a gorgeous idea! I love the embroidery thread fastening. Thanks for sharing!
This is so much fun. I’ve been wearing daintier pieces lately, but I think I’m going to pile on the bracelets today!!! xo Kelsey
So simple and cleaver! Very pretty!
We love your DIY! Always a great ideas!
I have a ton of sequins and I really like this tutorial.
Thanks so much.
Really clever!! I love how it turned out!
really nice idea! pink with yellow would have looked awesome too 🙂
watch our first DIY-post about a bracelet inspired by Cartier:
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Oh i love this! I should try that as well!
thanks for a great design using sequins!
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Super cute 🙂 I am loving all your DIY arm candy! thx!
DO NOT ORDER FROM THE LINK ON THIS DIY. The sequins didn’t work for us and we sent the order back, but to date, we have not received a refund or even acknowledgement of the return.
The reply form on the website does not work. You can only leave a message on the phone.
It’s not Honestlywtf’s fault. But i just want to warn others.
@Tammy, I’m so sorry you had a bad experience with SequinsDirect.com. I’ve used them in the past and haven’t had any issues but thank you for letting us know.
Sorry. Should have mentioned that it’s Sequins Direct.com
Here is and update and kudos to Honestlywtf, Sequins Direct finally posted a refund after my rant!
So thanks for your help.
I just discovered this page and fell totally in love with all the DIY! *_*
I don’t know if we can request tutorials but I find this bracelet very nice and thought it could be cool if you could explain how to do it 🙂
I hope it’s ok.
I love the tassel detail, seems like it’s fairly easy too. Definitely going to give this a try!
Awesome… all colors are so nice … i love it
Thanks a lot for sharing. Eye catching and amazing.
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Thanks a lot for this tutorial, I prepared a couple of bracelets for Christmas using it !
How cute, loving the color combo as well but most important the mix of textures is what makes this arm party.
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I love this color combo. I really love it, it’s a great idea! I’ve got a DIY tutorial al look now on my site.
This diy bracelet is so cute. Can’t wait to make one for my mom with her favorite color embroidery floss. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Thanks a lot for this DIY, I prepared a couple of bracelets for my friends using it !
This is really cool to use left over sequins! I’m going to try it. However, I was wondering how to make prestrung sequins myself. Is there a way to do it? I’ve have googled and all it shows me is sewing sequins on fabric repeatedly. Thanks for any help you can give me. Have a nice day.