DIY: Shashi inspired Adjustable Gemstone Friendship Bracelet

After braiding, knotting, and friendship bracelet-ing my way for summer, it’s time to retire my armful of crazy friendship bracelets and bright colors for just a bit more sophistication.  As much as I love neons and brights, I’m craving rich jewel tones for Fall.  When it comes to my wristwear of choice, Shashi’s Rachel Gemstone Bracelet fits the bill.  A little more luxe, a little more polished, but still ready to pile on by the armful.  (And, lucky for us… incredibly easy to make, as well.)

Materials / Where to Buy:   Embroidery Floss  (I used Lion Brand Cotton Bon Bons) // Glass or Gemstone Beads of your choice // Gold Beads // Beading Needle (Get this easy to thread kind.)

*To make the square knots, refer to this tutorial if you are not already familiar.

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  1. Sarah Pickell says 9.6.12

    cute! definitely could make a bunch of these for some of my sorority sisters as a cute little “happy start of the semester” gift!!

    • graceatwood says 9.6.12

      Love that idea! I hope you do it, these are so fun and you can make them in so many good color combos..

      • Sarah Pickell says 9.6.12

        I just picked out the beads I want to use…this is going to be my weekend project! Can’t wait!!

        • Grace Atwood says 9.7.12

          Yay!  Please snap a pick and send to [email protected]  – would love to see it!

  2. Viviana Carmona says 9.6.12

    Another amazing DIY!

    • graceatwood says 9.7.12

      thanks, Viv!

  3. Gina Michele says 9.6.12

    Very pretty- I love those colors together!

    Gina Michele



    • graceatwood says 9.7.12

      thanks so much, Gina!

  4. I really LOVE these bracelets! 

    • Grace Atwood says 9.7.12

      aw, thanks lady! xo

  5. Brynn {chartreuse & a twist} says 9.6.12

    so pretty!!! i love your endless creativity…so inspiring 🙂 XO brynn

    • Grace Atwood says 9.7.12

      Aw, you are too sweet, Brynn!  So happy you like them!

  6. alelasirah says 9.6.12
    • Grace Atwood says 9.7.12

      Thank you so much!

  7. gameday stylist says 9.6.12

    Gorgeous! Love those – going to have to take a stab at making them 🙂 

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    • Grace Atwood says 9.7.12

      I hope you do – they are really fun to make!

  8. Mornin_storie says 9.8.12

    Quick question: Did you use 6mm or 8mm beads? I’m gathering all of my supplies, but can’t decde between the 6 or 8mm beads I have. Thanks for the great inspiration!

    • graceatwood says 9.11.12

      I used a mix. I’d go for the 6mm though, I like the way the smaller size beads look best!

  9. tanya_caines says 9.8.12

    Very pretty xx

    • graceatwood says 9.11.12

      thank you, Tanya!

  10. Lila Sirena says 11.14.12

    Hi Grace, I love your blog!
    Here’s my DIY bracelet using beads…