For my senior prom, I wanted to make my own bracelet rather than buying one that's run-of-the-mill and detrimental to my wallet. I got a lovely midnight blue prom dress (squeal) for free due to a local program in which high school students can try on and pick out dresses. The program also provided one matching accessory, and I chose a necklace with a star pendant (shown in the title picture). I wanted a bracelet to match this pendant and my dress, hence the star links and dark blue bicone beads.
Step 1: Materials
- wire (I used 20 gauge silver-colored copper wire.)
- cylindrical object for making jump rings if you don't already have them
- beads (I used these bicone beads here.)
- OPTIONAL: clasps (or you can follow my steps for making them ^^)
Step 2: Star: first point
You'll need to make each individual star, and here's how to do it:
Begin by using your pliers to make a sharp bend about 3mm from the end of the wire (I wanted my stars as small as possible.). Then make another one about 3mm from the previous curve, bending the opposite way this time (I'll call this outward from now on because this is "outward" away from the center of the soon-to-be-star). You should have something that looks like a triangle without one side.
Step 3: Star: second point
Bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend, and then outward again about 3mm from that curve. See picture number 2 above to see how things should line up.
Step 4: Star: third point
Again, bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend, and then outward about 3mm from that curve. See the second image above to see how things should line up.
Step 5: Star: fourth point
Can you guess what you have to do this time?
That's right; bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend, and then outward about 3mm from that curve. See the second image to see how things should line up.