Friday, June 15, 2012

DIY Lava Bead Bracelet

This bracelet was so easy and extremely inexpensive. I have nothing with a skull on it and don't really know how I feel about the trend altogether, so I decided to give it a shot. I picked up a strand of lava beads from Michaels for $3.59. The skull charm was found at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 (without their 40% off weekly coupon). I already had the clear stretchy string from a previous project as well as a package of gold spacers. With all of my supplies in hand, I got to work...

Ahhh, the juxtaposition of the shiny gold rings beside those lava beads…

I removed the charm loops on top of the skull, drilled a hole through it and spray painted it black so that it'd blend in with the lava beads. I only had a satin finish spray on hand, but if you used a flat finish, that little guy would be even more inconspicuous. (OR if you're totally on board with the trend, you could spray him gold.) Lastly, I knotted the string and added a dab of super glue to keep that sucker together.

I think this bracelet adds the perfect amount of edge to my arm party, what do you think?

I've got to give my hubby credit here. He found the lava beads and made himself a bracelet first. His is just the beads (no spacers or skull). I'm so glad he cares about style just as much as I do. We are a match made when it comes to this stuff. 

For about $5 you can't beat it. Plus, if dad is trendy, it's a great last minute Father's Day gift idea that the kids can make… easy as 1, 2, 3.


christin said... [REPLY]

This is great! I think you should embrace the skulls, adds a bit of edge :)

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... [REPLY]

The skull bracelet next to the "love" bracelet screams fashion... Love that it puts an edge to your otherwise sweet nature :)

Thanks for the idea... might even be something that clumsy/uncrafty me could pull off!

Jessica Belnap said... [REPLY]

The black and the gold look amazing together!

Aria said... [REPLY]

Love this idea! I was actually looking for a skull bracelet but now I can just make my own. Thank you!

Deliver Me Diamonds

Simply Splendid LOVE said... [REPLY]

Look how easy! I love it. I'm not sure I can pull off the skull, but it actually looks cool. I should start making my own bracelets. Love the gold spacers.

StagerLinda said... [REPLY]

Pretty Fabulous!

Anonymous said... [REPLY]

This is such a great idea and the end product looks like it's so expensive. I love those lava beads.

Stay in the Lines

Skylar Magazine said... [REPLY]

Awesome post! I am getting back into jewelry making, something I use to do back in the day, it's been a while. I didn't do much of it and was still somewhat of a rookie then, so I still have so much to learn. I'm always looking for stuff like this. I've started collecting supplies, I got my jump rings, clasps, string and bead from all those years ago, but I've never understood what to do with the jump rings and now I have an idea thanks to you and this post:)


Menachérie said... [REPLY]

Nice! I love the texture on the lava beads.