Did you see my inspiration board of skeletal jewelry yesterday? Those pieces feel perfectly festive for Halloween, or maybe year-round if that's your jam, so I thought I'd DIY my own version to wear during this holiday season. I used a bead that cost me $1.50 and cord I had on hand, so I saved $145.50 compared to the bracelet on Boticca.com. Yeah, yeah, so mine isn't made from rose gold, but the effect is there.
Okay boys and ghouls, er, girls... how-to after the jump!
Tools and Materials:
String or cord
Time: 5 minutes
Cut a length of string or cord that is long enough to wrap around your wrist twice, with the ends meeting.
Slide bead onto string. Tie the right end of string in a knot around the left end of the string so that the knot can slide along the left side of the string. You want the end of the string to come out of the knot like the picture below.
Repeat the sliding knot on the other side, by tying the string to the left of the bead in a knot around the right side of string.
When you slide the knots to each other, the overall size of the bracelet increases.
Put it on, adjust to fit your wrist, and trim down the ends. Heat treat with a lighter or use a no-fray glue on the ends of the string to keep the ends neat.