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Vintage Garden Bangle

About this design:

This is another way to make a fun bracelet with rhinestone chain! You can pretty much wrap rhinestone chain to anything -- leather, ribbon, chain and of course metal bangles. Adding in flat Czech beads like the flowers I chose gives the bracelet a nice vintage touch.

When deciding on the pattern of your bangle, I suggest cutting fragments of the rhinestone chain to be combined into the bracelet. It might even be a good idea to lay out the order you want to wrap parts on.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 72" 4-ply Irish waxed linen
  • 2" rhinestone chain 4mm
  • 5" rhinestone chain 3mm
  • bangle
  • 6 Czech flat daisy beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Tie waxed linen onto the bangle using a couple overhand knots, trim the short tail. Begin wrapping Irish waxed linen around the rhinestone chain and bangle. Make sure to hold the chain flat against the bangle and to double wrap the Irish waxed linen in between the 3mm rhinestones.
Step 2:
To add the Czech glass onto the bangle, wrap waxed linen on the bangle past the last rhinestone for the width of one bead. Then, angle the Irish waxed linen back to the end of the last rhinestone and wrap around once. String on one bead and wrap down and around the bangle on an angle (see pic). Repeat this for all beads.
Step 3:
After you add the Czech glass beads in a spot, wrap Irish waxed linen around the bangle a couple times. Start wrapping the Irish waxed linen around a new piece the 3mm rhinestone as described in Step 1.
Step 4:
For adding in bits of the larger 4mm rhinestone chain follow Step 3, but instead of wrapping the Irish waxed linen only 2 times between the rhinestones, you will need to wrap 3 times.
Step 5:
To complete the bangle, meet up the two ends of rhinestone chain and wrap between, securing with a couple overhand knots.

Buy Products from this Design

Gold (plated) Rhinestone Chain 4mm
per foot: $3.36
Gunmetal Rhinestone Chain 3mm
per foot: $2.88
Gunmetal Rhinestone Chain 4mm
per foot: $2.98
Gold (plated) Rhinestone Chain 3mm
per foot: $3.17

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    very cool

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This looks awesome! Stacking a bunch of these together would just make me happy!!

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    What a creative way to use the chain! The wrapping adds so much depth and interest.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    I never thought I will like the bling, but this is awesome too, have to try :D

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    So cool! There’s so much one can do eith the rhinestone chain. Thanks for the inspiration, Ali!

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