Easy DIY Stackable Bracelets

November 30, 2015

Ever wonder how to fill your wrists with deliciously colorful and fun stackable bracelets? Well here’s a super trendy DIY bracelet design you can make in about 5 minutes! Best yet, you can customize each bracelet with charms that match your interests — or the interests of friends, family, and customers. This design works great for making Awareness jewelry and seasonal themes too. Since I made these in November, I was ready for some Christmas Cheer.

With a few pieces of cord some charms and cord ends you can create tons of designs for every holiday!

With just cord, charms, jump rings, ribbon clamps, and a clasp you can fill your arms with designs for every holiday!

Supplies needed to make 1 bracelet:

Now, follow these easy steps:

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Cut 5 pieces of flat cord approximately 10 inches long each. Line up the ends on one side. Don’t worry about the other ends now. They will get trimmed later.

Slive your cord end on and using your chain nose pliers crimp the end.

Slide your ribbon clamp onto the straight ends and use chain-nose pliers to crimp the clamp shut along all 5 pieces of cord. The first time you try this, it’s easy to get “overhang” where the outside cords stick out a bit from the clamp. As you close the clamp, watch for this and adjust your cords as necessary to get a nice, clean edge.

Take the center 3 pieces of cord and braid them together until you have your desired length.

Take the center 3 pieces of cord and braid them together until you have your desired length. If you’re stacking several bracelets, you can make each bracelet slightly bigger or smaller around than the last!

Cut the excess cord evenly for all five pieces at the end of your braid.

Cut the excess cord evenly for all five pieces at the end of your braid.

Add your second cord end and crimp shut. This is what it will look like after both ends are on!

Add your second ribbon clamp and crimp shut, being careful to avoid having your outside cords stick out beyond the clamp. As mentioned before, this may take a bit of practice! Now both ends are on!

Add a jump ring onto one end of your bracelet.

Add a jump ring onto one end of your bracelet.

On the other end of your bracelet you will add two jump rings and a lobster clasp.

On the other end, add two jump rings and a lobster clasp.

Add your charms. You can add 1 charm or several. This bracelet i added 2 charms one to each outer piece of cord. To attach the charm you will want to use 2 jump rings so the charm will lay right.

Now, add your charms. You can add 1 charm or several. On this bracelet, I added 2 charms, one to each outer piece of cord. TIP: use 2 jump rings so the charm will lay right.

Once your charms are on your bracelet is ready to wear!

Once your charms are attached, your bracelet is ready to wear!

Make several Christmas ones for a Christmas stack-able!

Make several Christmas bracelets and deck your wrists with holiday spirit!

Easter themes are fun as well.

An Easter theme can also combine color and meaning.

Breast Cancer Awareness.

Breast Cancer Awareness is another theme that works well with this bracelet design.

A Zombie Apocalypse! For all of you Zombie fans!

And for Halloween, what’s better than a Zombie Apocalypse?

There are so many things you can do with these lovely bracelets! Enjoy them all year round!

Always, Kayla

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2 Comments

  • Reply d'Arci December 5, 2015 at 4:14 am

    such GREAT instructions! thank-you for sharing your ideas & knowledge! ☻ i cannot wait to get those ribbon clamps & get started ☺

  • Reply Melissa December 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Yay, glad you’re going to try these out! Have fun, D’arci! ~ Melissa

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