Monday, April 16, 2012

Open Circle Elastic Bracelet

Open Circle Bracelets are all the trend right now.  Simple, but super cute!  I was looking at some on the Internet the other day and they were selling for over $30, for a simple elastic bracelet.  I knew I could make my own for much less, so I did just that.  I actually made two bracelets for about $1.50!

I found a small little packet of silver circle charms.  It came with two large circles and about six small ovals.  Perfect to make two open circle bracelets and still have leftover small ovals to save for another project.  All the other supplies I used were things I already had on hand.  To make an elastic circle bracelet you will need a large circle charm, two skinny elastic hair rubber bands, and a large jump ring. 

Loop one of your hair bands through the circle charm.  Put one end of the hair band in and through the opening of the other end.  Pull it tight.  Do the same thing with your other hair band on the other side of your circle charm. 

Open up your jump ring and hook it through the ends of both of your hair bands.  Use your pliers to close the ring.  Your bracelet is now ready to slip on.  It should fit, but not be too tight.  You can make it a little larger by adding another small hair rubber band to one side or adding another jump ring.  I love the elastic since it is so easy to slip on.  I'll have to look for some more elastic hair bands in different colors to make another bracelet.

Since I did have two another circle charm, I made a second bracelet.  For this one I used skinny ribbon.  It is basically the same process. 

You will need two pieces of ribbon.  Fold them in half and then wrap them around each side of your circle charm, looping the ribbon through itself.  Pull tight.  Simply tie the ribbons to wear.


Both of these bracelets are super easy to make.  I made both of them in less than 10 minutes. 
Have fun and happy crafting!

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  1. So thrifty Melissa! I love this bracelet! Im going to have to make one now.. hehe :)

  2. I love how simple these are. I don't like jewelry with too much going on and these are perfect.

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  3. Cute Bracelets!
    I think I like the ribbon one even better than the elastic one...

  4. This is awesome! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    The Sisters

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  6. Hi Melissa can you please tell me where you got those circle charm hoops? I love them.
    Thank you

  7. Hi Melissa can you please tell me were you found those circle hoop charms. I love them!

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