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Colorblock your look with a thread wrapped rhinestone accented bangle bracelet!
While browsing Anthropologie recently, I came across this bracelet ($28). I happened to have all of the supplies except the bangle, which I picked up at Michael's for $4. Even if you bought all of the supplies, your total would probably be barely half of Anthro's version. There are endless color possibilities when it comes to embroidery thread, so there are so many potential outcomes for this project! I actually really like Anthro's green version, so I might have to try and recreate that color combo.

Posted by Kirsten Nunez from New York, New York, United States • Published See Kirsten Nunez's 17 projects »
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  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies:

    - Metal bangle
    - Strong craft glue such as E6000
    - Embroidery thread in the colors of your choice
    - Rhinestone trim

    You'll also need:

    Scissors, and masking tape (optional/useful)

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    1) Cut a length of rhinestone trim that is slightly longer than the perimeter of the bangle.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    2) Glue one end of the rhinestone trim to one end of the bangle. This is where a little bit of tape comes in handy, to keep the trim in place while you start wrapping the thread.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    3) Cut a long piece of thread for your first color. I eyeballed this, and just simply cut an extremely long strand. However, if you're limited in your thread and aren't sure how much you're going to use, you can just keep the skein together while you wrap in the steps below.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    4) Tie one end of the thread around the end of the rhinestone trim. Double knot for security. You can do this along the inside of the bangle if you'd like - which is a little more tricky, but possible! - but for the first one I just did it on the top.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    5) Start wrapping around the rhinestone trim. I was able to wrap about 8 times between each rhinestone. I wrapped the thread as if I was making an 'x' in between the rhinestones - look closely, you'll see what I mean!

    I did 6 sets of wrapped thread, but you can do more or less on your preference.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    6) When you're done with a color, trim the thread and place a small dot of glue along the inside of the bangle. Tie the next color on.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    7) Continue wrapping in the same way.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    8) Continue with the remaining colors.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Colorblocked Rhinestone Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    9) At the end, trim and glue the thread. Cut off the remaining rhinestone trim.

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