Smooth gemstones feel so good on your wrist! And when you line up enough for an entire bracelet, they make a statement, too. I like to play with different shapes, colors and sizes. These sewn gemstone bracelets can be dainty and understated, or big and bold. It all depends on your choices of gemstones, seed beads, cord and the ever-important button.
The first time I made a sewn gemstone bracelet, the process was a bit fiddly. The cord kept twisting on me, so my first effort was wonky. But I have figured out some tips that make it all go smoother and faster. I made all four of these bracelets in a single evening! The hardest part was choosing a vintage button for each to use as a clasp.
If you like more bling, try a velvet or satin cord with Swarovski crystal beads and a gold or rhinestone button!
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I made all four of these bracelets in one evening with different shapes and sizes of gemstones.
Sometimes, I add a spacer bead, such as a heishi, to the inside or outside of the cord. It adds another element that can highlight the gemstones.
I do enjoy making and wearing these hand sewn gemstone bracelets, as you can see from the additional examples that follow!
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