I am digging yellow gold these days. When I was a kid I wouldn’t touch the stuff so all of my fanciest jewelry that I’ve acquired through the years is all white gold. But now I want the shiny brassy stuff gracing my wrists and neck. What’s a girl to do?
Since my budget for jewelry is tiny and I’m hardly going to be rolling in the dough and able to buy tons and tons of the good stuff I’m finding other solutions. I’m totally rocking a Rocksbox subscription so I can were fancy pieces I could otherwise not afford PLUS I have a constantly rotating accessory wardrobe and that’s pretty cool! Get a free month using the DaLB special code: dreamalittlebiggerxoxo — Try it for free and see what you think!
But back to the task at hand… I’m making pieces that I know I want to have in my permanent collection. I’m into green right now so I found a gorgeous bauble to set and a pave infinity connector to make another. In the end I have 2 nice quality pieces as good as any expensive costume jewelry brand but for way, way less.
For this project you will need:
- Stunning connector. My jade and 22 karat gold came from Etsy here.
- Fishbone chain
- Pave infinity connector
- Matching chain
- Jump rings and clasps
First up my pave beauty. You’ll need 2pieces of chain, 4 jump rings and a clasp. Here I’m using a toggle clasp but use what you please.
Using jump rings connect your 2 pieces of chain the the infinity connector. Use jump rings to attach your clasp to the end(s).
FYI – I make my bracelets 7.25 – 7.5 inches long as that is what I find comfortable. Using a tailor’s measuring tape you can find what size you’re happiest with, or just measure your favorite bracelet and get a measurement that way.
My jade bracelet is one that I’ve been wanting to make for ages. I finally found this beautiful connector. It came from Istanbul, Turkey so it wasn’t here overnight but it was definitely work the wait of about 10 days. With the large size of my jade, I went with a large chain to even it out and used this fun fishbone chain.
Second verse same as the first… connect your 2 pieces of chain to your center connector and then jump rings to add the clasp to the end(s).
Now, it’s good to note that bracelets that are much thicker need to be a bit longer. It seems a thing I just can’t wrap my head around the why of but it’s the truth. Try it with different sized cords or ropes and you’ll see that you need different lengths to get around your wrist.
While I was shopping for my jade connector I also found this amazing bracelet also made of 22k gold. I had to snap it up to go with my new gold bracelets! It’s meant as a finding so you could embellish any way you see fit but I dig it as is.
My three bracelets together are just what I was looking for and I’m happy with the quality and the price! So go out there and find some pretty connectors and make some super fast, super simple bracelets that will stun even with so little time spent on them!
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