This was another one of those projects that came from an “inspiration trip” to the hardware store. Sometimes I’ll stroll the aisles of Home Depot, pretending that I’m in the craft store. When you’re looking at everything as though it could be a potential craft supply or jewelry hardware, your entire mindset changes. Try it sometime. Anyway, I’m having a major moment with bracelets. As preppy / sparkly as my taste typically runs, I’ve been craving tough chic hardware pieces (like my bullet cuff, remember her?) I’ve been piling them on, rolling up the sleeves of my striped tees, and going a bit edgier than usual. Maybe something’s in the air this Spring.
This bracelet is very easy to make… requiring about 10-15 minutes of your time… and $10 or so dollars in material costs.
What you’ll need:
- Two packages of Miniature Brass Hinges (1″ long by 3/4″ wide.) Two packages will give you 8 hinges. For a larger wrist, you may want to get 1-2 more hinges.
- Embroidery Floss in the color of your choice
- 14 4mm Brass Jump Rings
Start by threading on a jump ring, and attaching two of your hinges, through the holes – as shown below.
Once you’ve attached the upper holes together, attach the lower holes. Your hinges should look like the below.
Keep going… and your bracelet will look like this!
To finish things off… double up two pieces of embroidery floss (about 15″ long.) Weave through your first hole…
And then through the second…
Flip over, and tie firmly. Repeat on both sides.
And voila – your hinge bracelet is ready to go. I like to tie the embroidery floss in a little bow. The contrast between the bow and the edgy hardware is fun.