Thursday, July 10, 2014

DIY Faux Precious Rock Bangles

I've been swooning over delicate, semi-precious jewelry lately. Its so much fun to see how semi-precious gems can literally make any piece of jewelry look good. Add in a touch of gold to it and I'm hooked! Pretty stuff everywhere and not a thing to buy! (Damn you resolution :( )

And so I went through the usual routine, (You know the one - dig, dig, dig, surprise and AH-HA!) and found these cute rock beads that I had been saving for a while and decided to finally do something with them.Their pastel-y shades made the perfect compliment for delicate gold bangles. It was done a few days ago and has finally made it here.

Here's what you'll need to start with:

  • Memory wire - gold
  • Beading wire - gold
  • Beads of your choice
  • Beadcaps - 2 for each bead


Here's how you can do it:

Step 1: Gently press the beadcaps over the ends of the bead and insert a length of wire through it.


Step 2: Now cut a sectional loop of the memory wire and bend it with small loops as shown.


Step 3: Twist the looped ends up and down, in opposite directions, till they lie flat on your wrist.


Step 4: Now there are two ways you can do this step. You can either directly wrap the beading wire into the bangle loops like this.


Or you can twist the wire upon itself and insert via jump rings like this. This method gives more flexibility to change your beads and bangle design later.

And voila, you have your rock bangle!



Do the same for the other beads and you have your stacking set :)




What say?


2 comments:

  1. You have a great artist in yourself. You have made a really awesome looking bracelets. Thank you for sharing a very valuable information to us. I will definitely to create for me as i'm not much creative I know it will not look as cool as you had created. I'll sure update this kind of stuff in my collection soon so you can even earn money for your creativity. Check this website www.gkfashionstore.com for collection of dresses, handbags and footwear products for womens.

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  2. Thanks for your kind words :)

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