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DIY Evil Eye Bracelets

Accessories, DIY  /   /  By Aimee Santos

Our DIY blogger is Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, one of the best maker blogs we know.

Currently, my jewelry box is filled with delicate gold jewelry. I love to stack several dainty gold bracelets on my arm as a finishing touch to my outfit. Instead of buying them at a boutique, I love to make them myself. The steps are so quick and easy to follow. They make the perfect gift for friends, loved ones, and yourself.

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1. Measure your wrist. Cut the thin chain 3/4” shorter than your wrist measurement, then cut the chain in half.

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2. Using the 2 needle nose pliers, open a jump ring and attach one end of the cut chain to a loop of the evil eye connector charm. Close the jump ring. Repeat for the other loop of the connector charm (as photo’ed).

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3. Add a jump ring to one end of the bracelet chain, and add a jump ring with lobster claw to the other end.

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One Comment
  1. Lizibet Guss July 19, 2015 at 5:07 AM

    For those who are not “in the know”, these pliers and supplies are readily available at hobby/ craft stores, jewelers’ supply outlets, and on eBay.

    It’s often less costly to buy a kit with several pliers and (perhaps) a few other small toolsthan it would be to buy individually each type of plier/tool you need. Chain can be purchased by the foot; with preciousmetals there may be a minimum purchase requirement. For example, our local jewelry supply requires a 0.25 oz. purchase of sterling silver, unless one is buying from the remnants bin. 🙂

    Finally, I have always said that one should measure twice before cutting once… For three chain bracelets, a person is going to need about 1-3/4 feet of chain. Small wrists may need less and large wrists more, but it’s a decent estimate. In addition to the chain, the bracelet length includes whatever beads/connectors, jump rings, and clasp you choose, so it’s a good idea to do some planning ahead if you want to avoid the hassle of fixing a piece that is too long or, worse, too short.

    Making bracelets is awesome fun!

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