DIY | WIRE LOVE / NAME BRACELET WITH TASSEL

3.13.2013
I was rearranging my workspace the other day, and as I was placing past jewelry supplies into their proper cubbies, I realized that I do not reuse old materials as much as I would like. So, I challenged myself to come up with a DIY that used only materials that I already owned and add something to my arm party that I know would be on daily rotation. I wear my DIY Love Ring almost everyday, and decided I would make a bracelet inspired by it. You can write 'love, your name, or any inspirational word. Full tutorial after the break...
(Arm Party: Bow Cuff, Rhinestone Cuff, and Nail Bracelet)

Materials:
- 22 to 26 gauge wire (here)
- thin gold chain
- end cap (here)
- ring clasp (here)
- 5 small jump rings
- round nose pliers (here)
- flat nose pliers (here)
- suede strips(here)
- sewing thread
- e6000
- wire cutter (here)
- pen and paper

Steps:
1. Write your word or name in cursive (making sure the length is shorter than the top side of your wrist). The trick is to not pick up your hand when writing this, so all the letters are connected in one continuous line.
2. See steps 2 through 8 of the DIY Love Ring (here) for tips on how to replicate your word using the flat nose and round nose pliers.
3. When the word is finished, use your round nose pliers and add a little loop to the beginning and end of the word. Cut excess.
4. This part gets a little mathmatical. Measure the circumference of your wrist.  Take that number and subtract the length of the wire word.  Now divide that number by two.  This will give you the length you need to cut your chain.  Cut 2 of this length.
5. Add a jump ring to each end of the wire word and attach the cut chain as well.  (Here is a great video on how to open and close the jump rings properly).
6. Then, one end of the chain add a ring clasp and jump ring, and on the other end, add just a jump ring.  And you are finished, unless you want the optional tassel.
7. FOR THE OPTIONAL TASSEL: Cut suede strips about 1" long.  The amount depends on how big your end cap is.  Cut a few, then bundle them and insert into the end cap.  They should fit very snugly inside.
8. Once your bundle is perfect for the end cap, tie together at the top using sewing thread. I wrapped it a couple times, before knotting off for extra security.
9. Add a dab of e6000 inside the end cap. Insert the bundled suede strips inside to create a tassel.
10. Attach the tassel to the word portion of the bracelet or near the closure using a jump ring.

40 comments:

Léa Housset said...

it's a perfect idea, i really like this style of bracelet !

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Fashion Girl said...

Another favorite!

Janelle Andrea said...

I love how delicate and pretty these bracelets are. And the addition of the tassel is perfect!

Crissy said...

these are so pretty!

Lovelyfashiofashion said...

Love love love! Great job!

Victoria said...

OH, I made some wire LOVE and names for our engagement party... I should just turn the extra ones into bracelets! These are so pretty! I love the addition of the tassel. Lovely!

Chloe Moon Ergo Blog said...

I wish I was this talented to create such beautiful things!! =) Your wire love ring was my favorite during Valentine's day time!



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Grace - Stripes & Sequins said...

so pretty!  Love the tassel.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

So sweet and cool! The tassle is so "in" this year!

Tori said...

I am absolutely loving this DIY!
-ToriFashion, Trends & More

Matea M said...

Thats so coool!

♥ Natalie ♥ said...

Waaah, I'm in love! They are soooo cute! I want to do one (:

Chris El said...

OMG... what an amazing idea AND tutorial!  I loved the DIY word ring but I cannot wait to make this!!
Chris
http://myfashiontrendencies.com

Mae Luu said...

I love all your directions, but I think I'm still so inept at doing anything DIY that I'd still muck this up. It looks amazing, though!









Love + aloha, 
Mae Xx // thereafterish.com

Aimee Santos said...

 Thank u so much!

Aimee Santos said...

 Awww... that means a lot!

Aimee Santos said...

 Thank you!  Glad you like it!

Aimee Santos said...

 So sweet! :)

Aimee Santos said...

 Thanks lovie!

Aimee Santos said...

Thanks doll! What a fun gifting idea!  I'd love to see!

Aimee Santos said...

 Awww... You really made my day! Thank you!

Aimee Santos said...

 Thank you Grace!!

Aimee Santos said...

 Agree!!  Thanks love!

Aimee Santos said...

Thanks girl! :)

Aimee Santos said...

 Awww... thanks you dear!

Aimee Santos said...

 Thanks so much! Please do!  I'd love to see!

honey my heart said...

this is such a pretty diy! i really like the personalization of the bracelet, and the addition of the tassel is just so fun.

Charlotte Walker said...

Love this - so pretty!

Kate said...

gorgeous!! you're very talented :)

Kate said...

gorgeous!! you're very talented :)

Lyndsey Camille said...

Love this DIY, definitely trying this out! :)
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Infarrantlycreativeblog said...

This is Gorgeous! You really have a great style! Thanks for sharing Aimee! :-)

Joanna said...

LOVE the tassel one! Really wish I was more handsy, but the prices for materials here in Canada are jawdropping!

Meghan said...

Too cute!

"Love" this idea. :)

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rachel deer said...

oh my gosh. im in love with your blog already. ill definitely be doing some of your DIYs. this is super cute.


rachel - www.thesestylishstreets.co.uk

mayceegreene said...

I made this bracelet, but my tassels look frayed because the floss is not heavy enough to keep straight and clean-looking.

Any advice on how to fix this?

Maycee (NCC Data Managed Services)

Jelly Andrews said...

I will definitely going to give this DIY project a try. This
is so cute. But I just wish mine would turn out as lovely as yours. Thanks by the
way for sharing the steps.

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pooja said...

i like it.

Mari said...

can i ask where you can buy the thin gold chain?

fashionlover360 said...

It's beautiful where did you get the gold chain

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