When it comes to bridesmaids gifts, you can’t go wrong with something handmade. You also can’t go wrong with jewelry. Combine two of the most popular ‘maid gift ideas and give your gals something they’ll cherish: a piece of handmade jewelry.
Making jewelry doesn’t have to involve fancy metal-smithing tools. You can make simple but chic necklaces, earrings and more even with no jewelry making experience. Here are a few easy project to try.
1. Leather bracelet. This is admittedly a more casual option, these leather beaded beauties will quickly become part of your friends’ arm parties. Find out how to turn simple leather cords into a trendy beaded bracelet on Happy Hour Projects.
2. Braided bead necklace. You probably already know how to make a braid. Now you just need to string a few beads and twist them up. Check out the tutorial on ECAB for the full step-by-step instructions. Pick beads in your bridesmaids’ favorite colors for a personal touch.
3. Chain-back earrings. Give earrings an extra detail that makes a major difference. With a tiny chain, jump rings, pliers, and a wire cutter, you can very easily transform simple studs into statement-making earrings that your ‘maids will want to wear to your wedding — find out how on P.S. I Made This.
4. Stacking wire bangles. Don’t be afraid of pliers — they’re basically the only tool you need for these bejeweled wire-wrapped bracelets from Live Craft Love, which require only a tiny bit of plier wielding. Super thin wire creates a delicate bracelet and a gem-like bead can help you make something that complements your color palette.
5. Fabric button earrings. You don’t have to give your gals something to wear to your “I dos” — sometimes more casual jewelry is just as great a gift. That’s the case with these fabric earrings from our friends at Brit + Co. If you’ve got a big stash of random leftover fabric, just run to the craft store to grab a cover button kit and earring posts — you’ll be done in no time.
6. DIY delicate stone ring. You got your sparkler — now give one to your wedding party, too. Fair warning: this project also involves pliers, but it’s really not has difficult as it sounds. As long as you can cut wire, bend it a bit and use glue, you can easily follow this SwellMayde tutorial.
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