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Memorial Day DIY Jewelry

Memorial Day is a special day to honor those who have died while serving in the United States of America armed forces. We have a few DIY jewelry projects to commemorate this day and all American holidays.

 

Red, White and Blue Flat Leather Bracelet

GoodyBeads.com | Blog: Memorial Day DIY Jewelry - Red, White and Blue Flat Leather Bracelet using 5mm flat leather strands, rivets and bar clasp.
Designed by So Vang

Here’s a clean and sleek bracelet made from 5mm flat leather and rivets. First, measure four strands of leather at your wrist size plus two more inches for the loops. You can learn how to rivet leather loops by reading our previous blog. Make sure to loop your ends through the bar end before you hammer your rivets. Add a clasp and you are ready to rock to the beat of an American song.

 

Red, White and Blue Wrap Around Cord Bracelet

GoodyBeads.com | Blog: Memorial Day DIY Jewelry – Red White and Blue Leather Cord Wrap Around Bracelet using 2mm leather cord strands and clamp clasp.
Designed by So Vang

We made this bracelet easy to wear, make, and adjust. Take a strand of red, white and blue 2mm leather cord and line them up at one end. Take a silver clamp and clamp the three ends with serrated chain nose pliers. Hold your strands together and evenly straighten your strands. Make a flush cut at the other end and use another silver clamp to clamp those ends. Add your clasp and a simple USA charm. What’s versatile about this bracelet is that you can add knots in between your leather cords if you find the bracelet to be a bit loose. Plus, we think the added knots are a neat feature to the bracelet. Wrap 4 or 5 times around your wrist for a fire cracking weekend.

 

Red Poppy Pin and Ring

GoodyBeads.com | Blog: Memorial Day DIY Jewelry – Red Poppy Ring and Pin made with Czech dagger beads and Swarovski crystals.
Designed by So Vang

You will find red poppies being adorned and worn on Memorial day. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make these red poppy pin and ring.

Red Poppy Pin

GoodyBeads.com | Blog: Memorial Day DIY Jewelry – Red Poppy Pin Tutorial.

What you will need:

To make the pin, you will make Czech dagger rings by threading on Czech daggers and making a knot with the thread ends. Cut off excess thread. You will need to make three rings with 10 red Czech dagger beads, 9 red Czech dagger beads and 7 black Czech dagger beads.

Next, slide on your headpin the 8mm black round crystal, black dagger ring, red dagger smaller ring, red dagger larger ring and 8mm red bicone crystal. Make a simple loop. Open the headpin dangle loop and attach to the loop on the bow pin.

Red Poppy Ring

GoodyBeads.com | Blog: Memorial Day DIY Jewelry – Red Poppy Ring Tutorial.

What you will need:

For this ring, you will need to make two rings with 10 red dagger beads and 7 red dagger beads. Use a fast-drying glue, like Super New Glue to add to the base of your ring. Lay the larger red ring on top and press down with your finger. This will help the ring to lay flat. This should only take a few seconds to dry. Add some glue on the inner part of the red dagger ring and add your smaller red dagger ring. Hold it in place with your finger for a few seconds. Add some glue to that layer and place the jet round crystal on top.


Red, White and Blue Flat Leather Bracelet

  • (9) CH00046 – 5mm Red Flat Leather
  • (9) CH00044 – 5mm White Flat Leather
  • (9) CH00184 – 5mm Navy Flat Leather
  • (2) TC01720 – 1 Inch Gold Distressed End Bar
  • (2) A011522 – 6mm Gold Plated Jump Ring
  • (1) A019949 – Round Gold Magnetic Clasp
  • (8) TC01450 – 4mm Brass Oxide Rivet

 

Red, White and Blue Wrap Around Cord Bracelet

  • (1) A013401 – 2mm Navy Leather Cord
  • (1) A013406 – 2mm White Leather Cord
  • (1) A013408 – 2mm Burgundy Leather Cord
  • (2) A012441 – 10mm Silver Plated Clamp
  • (1) A019951 – Round Silver Magnetic Clasp
  • (3) A001529 – 6mm Silver Plated Jump Ring
  • (1) Z010064 – USA with Stars and Stripes Charm

 

Red Poppy Pin

  • (19) A010294 – 12mm Siam Glass Dagger Czech Beads
  • (7) A010288 – 12mm Jet Glass Dagger Czech Beads
  • (1) SW00135 – Swarovski® 8mm Bicone Crystal Beads Light Siam
  • (1) SW00101 – Swarovski® 8mm Round Crystal Beads Jet
  • (1) TC01257 – 2 Inch Silver 21 Gauge Headpins by TeirraCast
  • (1) MCPN0001 – 1 Inch Long Silver Plated Bow Tie Pins
  • A006588 – Smoke Fireline Thread

 

  • Red Poppy Ring
  • (17) A010294 – 12mm Siam Glass Dagger Czech Beads
  • (1) SW00101 – Swarovski® 8mm Round Crystal Beads Jet
  • (1) A015180 – 12mm Adjustable Silver-Plated Ring
  • A015821 – Super New Glue
  • A006588 – Smoke Fireline Thread

 

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