Inspired by the straps on the Chanel quilted bag I love so much, this little project was the easiest holiday DIY ever.
What you’ll need:
Ribbon – I love velvet ribbon in cherry ($2.50/m at spotlight) but satin works just as well and is probably cheaper. Width about 4.5mm.
Silver chain. Width approx 5mm. ($2.99/m, again at spotlight).
A pair of scissors.
Step One – Measure the chain so it fits perfectly around your wrist. Cut the chain at the point, using the scissors to pry the next link open.
Step Two – Tie a knot at one end of the ribbon. Measure in about 12 cm.
Step Three – At the 12cm mark, tie the ribbon around the first link of the chain, threading it in one side, around the link and back out the other side.
Step Four – Holding the chain taut, weave the ribbon through the rest of the links. If you are using one-sided velvet ribbon like mine, make sure the velvet side continues to stay face up.
Step Five – At the last link, thread the ribbon through twice as per the first link. Measure out another 12 cms of ribbon, tie in a knot and trim the ends.
Voila, all done. I’ve been tying the bracelet on with a cute little bow, alternatively you could cut the ribbon shorter and tie it in a knot or get rid of the ribbon on the end all together and attach a clasp.
A few in a couple of different colours and you’re set 🙂