These Colorful Rhinestone Bangles are easy to wear and easy to make! We’ll show you how to wrap the rhinestone cup chain onto an inexpensive bangle using embroidery floss.
Here’s a video showing just how we made the Colorful Rhinestone Bangles. Follow along then use the steps below to make your own.
How To Make One Of The Colorful Rhinestone Bangles
Materials & Tools
Bangle bracelet, thin
Rhinestone cup chain, 2.2mm wide
Embroidery floss, 1 skein
Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue
1. Cut a 2-inch piece of cup chain using the wire cutters. Hold the cup chain on top of the bangle, then wrap the end of the embroidery floss around the center of the cup chain and the bangle. Secure with a knot.
2. Position the cup chain on top of the bangle and wrap the long end of the embroidery floss around the cup chain and bangle between the rhinestones. We did 3 to 4 wraps between each rhinestone, pulling the floss tight with each wrap. It helps to take the whole skein of embroidery floss through the center of the bangle each time you wrap to keep it from getting tangled.
3. When you reach the end of the cup chain – and half of the cu pchain is secured to the bangle – continue wrapping the bangle with the embroidery floss. To do this, we recommend wrapping 3 times then pushing the wraps together tightly against the previous ones. Keep wrapping until you reach the other end of the cup chain.
4.We found it easiest to make three wraps, then scrunch them together.
5. Keep wrapping and scrunching the embroidery floss until you reach the other end of the cup chain.
6. Wrap the other end of the cup chain just like you did in the beginning. To do this, move the short end of the embroidery floss from your original knot out of the way and line up the loose half of the cup chain on top of the bangle. Wrap the embroidery floss up and over the cup chain and around the bangle as before. Continue wrapping the embroidery floss around the cup chain and bangle until you reach the center of the cup chain.
7. When you reach the place where you started, tie the ends of the floss together in a knot.
8. Trim the ends of the floss, leaving them about ¼” long. Dab the ends with glue then press them against the underside of the wrapped bangle.
9. Hold them in place until the glue starts to set up.
We made a pair of these pretty bangles in trendy contrasting colors. Boy do they pop! They’re so fun to make, we think they’d be great at our next Girls’ Night Party! Let us know how your Colorful Bangle Bracelets turn out. We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty
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