Sunday, October 6, 2013

DIY | Belted Buckle Bracelet

Bangles of all sorts are not friendly to this particular tiny Asian girl :( While others have the luxury of lovely arm parties, any bangles I do own either travel their way up my arm or slip off completely. Having seen these around the web by French Connection, Ted Baker, and Michael Kors, I put my own spin on this adjustable version for less than $10. 

(Side story: One time I walked into Michael Kors and asked to try on the beautiful rose-colored one in the hopes that it would fit my teeny wrist...I literally walked out all sad.)

Image credits (from left top): Michael Kors | Ted Baker | French Connection | DIY version

DIY Belted Buckle Bracelet

(Difficulty: Easy)


(1) Slider charm buckle band (I got mine for about $5 at a swap meet...the sellers found it odd I wanted the band and no charms)
(2) Jump rings
(3) Scrap chain + Charm (optional) or necklace extender
(4) Jewelry pliers
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What's ReadyCart?


1. Attach a jump ring to the end of your scrap chain or necklace extender. Add charm if desired to the other end. My extender came with a tiny ball; I kept as is because I wanted the focus to be on the bracelet itself.

2. Attach the same jump ring in step 1 to the buckle. 

3. About 2/3 of the way down, attach another jump ring to your chain.

4. If you got the exact same bracelet as I have, you're going to now attach the jump ring from step 3 to the second (right) band. 

5. Buckle up and wear!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I hope this was a helpful alternative for those of you who were looking for an inexpensive, adjustable belted buckle bangle (say that three times fast!).

** Don't wanna DIY? Faster to buy? I'll be selling any extras I made, along with many other items, in my shop Two Teaspoons coming soon. Stay tuned!


  1. I have a 6" wrist and know exactly what you're talking about!

    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one, Nancy! :) #tinywristproblems

  2. I have a black and gold belt buckle bracelet from Juicy Couture which I still love and now I'm lusting over this Michael Kors one!


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