DIY Fabric Beaded Bracelets
Temps are finally warming up, which can only mean one thing — summer bracelet stacks are upon us!!! You know we love a good summer stack around here, and this year we’re kicking it up a notch with these DIY fabric beaded bracelets, crafted up with the ultimate mix of beads from our Bead Blend pony bead jars.
Bright, eye-catching, and oh so easy (less than 10 minutes to make!!), fabric beaded bracelets are a great way to add some glam to the classic pony beads we all know and love. These DIY accessories would be gorgeous paired with embellished friendship bracelets or these adjustable beaded bracelets!
DIY FABRIC BEADED BRACELETS
- Pony and novelty beads in various shapes and colors
- Fabric stripes ~.5in wide
- Lobster clasp(s)
- Large Jump Rings
- Yarn Needle
DIY KNOTTED BEADED BRACELET
For a knotted beaded bracelet – the simplest style – start by threading a fabric strip through the eye of your yarn needle.
This design starts by adding the center bead first.
Thread your center bead onto the yarn needle, and pull it to the middle of your fabric strip.
Add 3-5 more beads to one side of your fabric strip. Remove your yarn needle, and thread it to the other end of your fabric strip. Add the same number of beads to the other side.
Secure each end of your beads with a knot, and you’re done!
For added texture, add knots between each bead as you go!
You can opt to leave your fabric strips as is and simply tie the bracelet on, but you know we couldn’t stop there! Adding finishing touches to the ends or even a clasp is an easy way to level up this simple project.
If you prefer the knotted look, add an accent bead or two to the ends of your fabric, and secure with a knot.
To add a clasp, start by threading a large jump ring onto one end of your fabric strip, and securing it with a knot.
On the other end, gently roll the fabric strip, and pull through the loop on the end of your lobster clasp. You can also attach a large jump ring to the end of the clasp to make a larger hole for the fabric. Wrap the fabric around your wrist to find your perfect length, then secure the clasp with a knot. Trim the fabric tails to your desired length.
DIY BRAIDED BEADED BRACELET
To make a fabric braided beaded bracelet (say that five times fast), start by attaching a jump ring to three fabric strips using the same method described above, then knot.
Begin braiding the three fabric strips until you’re ready to add your first bead. Thread a yarn needle onto one strip of fabric.
String your first bead on the braid. With the yarn needle still attached, continue braiding and adding beads until you reach your desired length. Secure the braid with a knot.
Attach a clasp by gently rolling one strand of fabric and pulling through the loop on the clasp. Secure by knotting with one of the other fabric strands. Trim the fabric tails.
Okay, officially off to make these for everyone I know — can’t stop, won’t stop.
Be sure to tag us on Instagram @theneonteaparty so we can see your new summer stacks!
Peace, love & neon ✌️