Hi there! I'm so glad you've stopped by! Today I'm showing you the third bracelet in my DIY black and white accessories - a trio of bracelets that I made from two necklaces. These are SO easy! (You can see the Chevron cuff here and the striped on here.)
Supplies - Beaded necklaces* and elastic jewelry cord (I used 0.5mm), that's it! All you have to do is simply cut the necklace thread and pull off the beads. (Aren't they pretty?) :)Then thread them onto the elastic, alternating black and white beads. I ended up using 13 of each color but the amount will depend on how big you want the bracelet to be. Once the bracelet is the length that you want, trim the elastic cord but leave plenty of length to easily tie it in several knots. The final step is to add a drop of super glue to the knot to really secure it. Let it dry and then trim the cord the rest of the way. I don't really wear "dainty" jewelry so I made three of these to wear at once to make it more substantial. I think they'd be cute layered with other colored bracelets like red or mustard, too! I hope you've enjoyed this series of black and white accessories! Are you going to try making any of them? :)
*Repurposing old necklaces is a great way to make custom jewelry while not spending a ton of money. I find them all the time at second hand stores and yard sales and they are almost always WAY cheaper than buying a string of beads at the craft store. Next time you're out thrifting, keep your eye out for a necklace that might not be perfect as it is, but could be remade into something else - like a cute bracelet!