I love how well this little bracelet turned out! Sometimes you envision a DIY project and are a little like, “this will proooooobably look good??” And then the clouds part and the finished project ends up lovely. Maybe this is just the plight of every DIYer out there. :)
Musings on craft design aside, I just don’t have enough springy jewelry in my wardrobe, and this subtle, colorful bracelet makes me think of something I’d find at an indie craft fair or on an indie online shop. You know, a bold piece you don’t see a gillion variations of walking down the street. And that’s just my style!
Heat up a Mod Melt stick in a high temp glue gun. Fill one of the space in a mod melts mold to the brim, and while it’s still wet, place two 7mm jump rings in the mold, one of each across from each other. I obviously filled the bird’s nest mold for today’s project, but pictured below was an early experiment for this project. (I forgot to take a picture of the procedure when I molded my robin’s egg with the two jump rings – sorry!)
When your mold has hardened completely, paint it however you like (or like a robin’s egg nest like I did – it was pretty easy and I suck at painting!). Let dry.
Break your chain into two pieces, each long enough to just barely wrap around your wrist. Attach a piece of chain to each side of your nest with a 4mm jump ring.
Fold your chain exactly in half and attach the other raw end to the nest with another 4mm ring. Repeat for the other side.
Attach your lobster clasp to the center of one piece of the chain with a 4mm ring. Make a chain of jump rings: 1 7mm, 1 4mm, 1 7 mm, and 1 4mm ring, and attach the second 4mm ring to the center of the non-lobster clasp side of your bracelet.
A visual of how to attach the chain and clasp to the nest charm:
That’s it! A pretty straightforward and adorable little bracelet for spring & Easter.
What outfit would you pair a bracelet like this with? I’m leaning toward something floral…