Monday, June 13, 2011

DIY Mother of Pearl bracelet

A couple of weeks ago, while Mark was in Vegas for his bachelor weekend, I decided to get in on some DIY action. I was originally inspired by this bracelet, but couldn't find a similar chain at Joann's. This mother of pearl strand of beads however was marked down from $3.99 to $0.97 -cheaper online I'm finding.

So here's what I came up with.

Step 1. I separated embroidery thread into two sections and then took one length of thread and thinned it down to a few strands so it would fit through the beads.

Step 2: I threaded the thinned strand onto a needle and strung 6 of the mother of pearl beads, knotting it at each end.

Step 3: Take one of the sections of embroidery thread and wrap a piece of scotch tape around the end so it's almost like a shoelace and can go through the rectangles easily.

Step 4: Weave through the rectangles.

Step 5: Do the same thing with the other strand, but weave the opposite way. Knot the two sections of thread on each end. Don't pull too tight or the beads will start to bend upwards and zig-zag. Combine the 2 strands and then separate them into three equal sections.

Step 6: Braid the sections.

Step 7: Knot the end with a toggle clasp inside. I affixed my knots with a little bit of epoxy glue to make sure they hold up.

Tadaa! Finished product.
Also in navy...


Freshwater Pearl Necklaces said...


This is really a simple way of making the pearl bracelet. With some inexpensive embroidery thread and within few minutes, we can complete this unique bracelet. It will liked by most men and can suit any wardrobe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

Pearl Jewellery said...

you have done a great work .......... its really working and important for us. so please keep sharing ....