DIY Sequin Bracelet

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!

You’ll need:

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)

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73 Comments

  1. Lovely <3

    Must try to replicate these! Your ideas are always amazing!

    http://www.9lla.it
    fashion – trends – DIYs

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  3. Stella wrote:

    Wow!!! Bracelet making is so easy. I will try this. Thanks for sharing this beautiful Bracelet and easy technique.

    10.16.12
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  5. really pretty and seems easy! 😉 xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  6. Love it!
    Spanish style in http://cravingforbarneys.com

    10.16.12
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  7. Nomadic D wrote:

    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!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    10.16.12
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  8. EmerJa wrote:

    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!

    http://www.emerjadesign.com

    10.16.12
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  9. sheron wrote:

    Hi, how do you put the bracelet through your hand when there is not clasp

    10.16.12
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Sharon the sequins are strung on elastic cord, making the bracelet stretchy.

      10.16.12
  10. racheeng wrote:

    Ohmy this is totally ingenious! Would definitely try it out sometime soon 😀

    racheeng
    http://startofadance.wordpress.com

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  11. These are beautiful!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  12. CUTE

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  13. Jolien wrote:

    Beautiful! And easy enough for even me to do it! Great 🙂

    Love,
    Jolien

    10.16.12
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  14. Tabetha wrote:

    Sweet & easy, just the way I like my jewelry crafts! Love!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  15. irene wibowo wrote:

    cool..will try. 🙂
    Irene Wibowo

    10.16.12
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  16. zaiena wrote:

    Love these ideas Erica , so creative and inspirational.

    http://www.zaiena.com

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  17. So easy and cheap! Imagine the color combinations! This is great.

    10.16.12
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  18. Evylin wrote:

    Nossa que fácil!!!
    Amei!
    Beijos aqui do Brasil.

    http://www.pitadadecriatividade.blogspot.com

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  19. Malak wrote:

    I love it. Cant you sell them? All of them, as an arm party?

    http://afterbusiness.blogspot.com

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  20. Natalie wrote:
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  21. Luana wrote:

    Really beautiful !!
    I loved the pictures <3
    I'm posting accessories from Los Angeles on my blog!
    Take a look!

    http://www.thegavlaks.com
    <3

    10.16.12
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  22. Kait wrote:

    Oh wow! I couldn’t even tell these were sequins, but this is so cool! I love that they look like thick wrap bracelets.

    http://www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

    10.16.12
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  23. Not So Gentle Reader wrote:

    Your resource offers stranded sequins in several different sizes. (mm) Which ones did you use? Thanks!

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  24. Really pretty DIY!! 😉

    LEATHER AND ICE CREAM BLOG

    (Could you help me just clicking “like” HERE It’s for a scholarship, thanks!! 🙂 )

    xoxo

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  25. Nimah wrote:

    Really love this! I want to make matching ones for my daughter and I. 🙂

    Nimah, My Denver Pet

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  26. tammynak wrote:

    Love this. Did you use 6mm or 8mm sized sequins?

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  27. brilliant pieces!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  28. Lotts wrote:

    These bracelets are fantastic – a fab make!

    Lotts x
    http://lottsandlots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Armu wrote:

    Just awesome

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  30. Jessica wrote:

    Those are sequins?! Whoa talk about mind boggling.
    This looks super time consuming, but I love the result!

    The Lovelorn

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  31. Tanya wrote:

    I love these, I used to make them in high school, god they made a mess when they broke.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love your first bracelet!!!

    http://sharbatlumiere.blogspot.com.es/

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  33. Sarah wrote:

    What a gorgeous idea! I love the embroidery thread fastening. Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah x
    http://www.tellhershesdreaming.com

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  34. Kelsey wrote:

    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

    http://www.redlipsandleopardprints.com

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  35. grl.li wrote:

    So simple and cleaver! Very pretty!

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  36. Xeana wrote:

    We love your DIY! Always a great ideas!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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  37. laulu wrote:

    I have a ton of sequins and I really like this tutorial.
    Thanks so much.

    http://www.facebook.com/lcjewelery

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  38. Adrienne wrote:

    Really clever!! I love how it turned out!

    http://theaverageasiangirl.blogspot.com

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  39. Nadja wrote:

    really nice idea! pink with yellow would have looked awesome too 🙂

    http://www.violetfleur.com

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  40. Hey ladies,

    watch our first DIY-post about a bracelet inspired by Cartier:

    http://acouplesgallery.blogspot.de/2012/10/diy-nail-bracelet.html#more

    D & G

    xx

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  41. vanessa wrote:

    Oh i love this! I should try that as well!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  42. Really cute!

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  43. ann wrote:

    thanks for a great design using sequins!

    10.31.12
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  44. rachid wrote:

    verry nice

    11.9.12
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  45. A wrote:

    ugly and disgusting ew

    11.19.12
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  46. Rebecca wrote:

    Super cute 🙂 I am loving all your DIY arm candy! thx!

    11.28.12
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  47. tammynak wrote:

    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.
    thanks, tammy

    11.29.12
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    • Erica wrote:

      @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.

      11.29.12
  48. tammynak wrote:

    Sorry. Should have mentioned that it’s Sequins Direct.com

    11.29.12
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  49. tammynak wrote:

    Hi,
    Here is and update and kudos to Honestlywtf, Sequins Direct finally posted a refund after my rant!
    So thanks for your help.

    11.30.12
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  50. deya wrote:

    Hello!

    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.
    http://www.mencorner.com/media/produits/clio-blue/img/bracelet-bollywood-pierres-et-cristaux-rouges-clio-blue_680x680.jpg

    Thanks! ^^

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  51. Monera wrote:

    Ggg

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  52. Erin wrote:

    I love the tassel detail, seems like it’s fairly easy too. Definitely going to give this a try!

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  53. CleanCraft wrote:

    Awesome… all colors are so nice … i love it

    10.24.13
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  54. Katz wrote:

    Thanks a lot for sharing. Eye catching and amazing.
    You might like http://www.trendingfashions.com/

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  55. Thanks a lot for this tutorial, I prepared a couple of bracelets for Christmas using it !

    12.17.13
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  56. Carla wrote:

    How cute, loving the color combo as well but most important the mix of textures is what makes this arm party.

    Carla
    http://www.thesweetestoneoverthemoon.com

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  57. Jewellery can say a lot about a person and knowing what your jewellery says about you is vital in any setting especially in a professional one. It may seem shallow that an interviewer would base his or her decision on what earrings or watch a potential candidate is wearing but the truth is much of the hiring process is done subconsciously and so conveying the right impression can go a long way towards securing the job. In an interview or position of employment you are being evaluated as a whole not just by what is coming out of your mouth.

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  58. 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.

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  59. Dearlives wrote:

    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.

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  60. Horace wrote:

    Thanks a lot for this DIY, I prepared a couple of bracelets for my friends using it !

    11.26.18
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