How to Make a Bracelet from Decorative Brads
Learn how to make a bracelet from decorative brads!
I recently received some great brads from Lori Whitlock’s new paper line For The Record 2. I think they are so pretty! As a matter of fact, I thought they were too pretty to use. Actually, I almost always think her brads are too pretty to use. So you know what I do? I hang them on this and periodically look at them. How pitiful is that? LOL! After thinking about them for a while, it occurred to me that I could turn them into a bracelet! Then I could enjoy them often!
All you need are some needle nose pliers, jump rings and a closure piece to hold your bracelet on your arm. I used jewelry pieces by Blue Moon beads.
I alternated between the bigger and smaller brads. What’s nice about making your own bracelet is being able to lay out the design like you want it and being able to add or subtract a brad or a jump ring to make it fit your arm just right!
I opened up the split back of each brad as seen above.
Using pliers, I curved, bent and flattened the prongs until they lay nicely around the jump ring and within the back of the brad.
Lastly, I added a few oval jump rings and a spring round clasp for closure.
Use pliers to help open the jump rings so you can attach them to things and things to them.
YAY! All done! Now I can have my brads and wear them too!
Joy this is so amazing. Thank you for the idea. 🙂
Thank you so much! <3
Cute bracelet. What a great idea, and so simple, too!
So cute! And easy! Thank you so much for the great idea. I could also see using solid color brads to make simple colored bracelets. I’ve gotta do this!
Super cute, JOY!! What a fabulous idea! I just might have to make a bracelet out of my brads now : ) YOU ROCK!!
Awww, THANK YOU, Lori!! 🙂 You SHOULD wear your awesome work! 😉
How fun!! We spend so much time finding things to use for scrapbook embellishments…
Brilliant! Thanks for the great idea!
Joy, I just saw this bracelet and I LOVE it! What a great idea – maybe I will stop collecting and will USE Some of these scrap products one way or another. Question …I have subscribed to you forever and I used to get the email updates when you post. Now I Do not and If I miss you posting something on Facebook I often miss your projects and postings. Is there any way to get back on the blogs’ good side and be able to receive your emails again? I’ve signed up several times…guess I’ll start with that again! Thanks Joy!
Joy – OMgosh that bracelet is so stinkin cute!!! How creative and simple. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming.
This is genius! I also have a stash of beautiful brads waiting for “just the right project” (which means I am hoarding them until they go completely out of fashion). But as of today, I have a beautiful bracelet made with MME Sweetest Thing brads. Thanks for the great idea! I can’t wait to show it to my crafty friends.
This is a wonderful idea!!!! Thank you so much for posting the directions on your blog. I have some brads that I just can’t bear to part with, and you’ve given me a way to use them and still have them for me to enjoy. Thanks!!!
Thank you, Roberta! I’m so happy that you like it. I am so glad to be able to look at these special brads instead of loosing them or having them in a drawer somewhere (or giving them away since I loved them too much!). You might like this decorative brad idea too!
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