This crocheted bracelet was inspired by a DIY bracelet I found on Pinterest, using a t-shirt and ribbon clamps. I decided to substitute the t-shirt strands with crocheted strands. I created one thick strand for the center, and added two skinny strands with beads on either side. Then clamped them in a ribbon clamp, added a jump ring to each clamp, a charm on one end and a bit of chain on the other so that the wearer can adjust the bracelet to fit her wrist.
It was my first attempt at using jewelry-making tools like a Split Ring Pliers (very handy), Flat Nose Pliers, as well as Round Nose Pliers to help grab the jump rings and twist them onto where they needed to go.
I chose wooden beads because they are lightweight and therefore don’t pull the crochet strands but stay in place nicely. A long skinny tapestry needle enabled me to strand the beads right on top of the single chain of crochet stitches.
Chain enough to wrap around your wrist with about 1 1/2 inch space between the two ends for the clasps. For me this was 36 chains. Then sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and down to the end. Cut yarn leaving a long tail.
As above but instead of cutting the yarn, sc around and along the other side. When you get to the end, 2 scs in the corner and sc to end.
I used wooden beads that are light, and fit onto a thin tapestry needle. Using the tail of the piece, thread the needle and string on as many beads as you like. Repeat for each string.
Sew all of these pieces together, weaving in ends, and making as much of a flat edge on the ends as possible so that it’s easier to put inside of the ribbon clamp.
Using your Flat Nose Pliers carefully clamp the ribbon clamp evenly onto each end.
Using the Split Ring Pliers, add a split ring to each ribbon clamp.
Add a charm if you like, and a clasp. These can also be whatever you like. I added a chain on one in to give the wearer the ability to make the bracelet tighter or looser…
Have fun experimenting with different colors and charms!