Under the Sea! Bracelet – Inspired by Ariel | Level 1

We’re in the swing of summer and what better way to celebrate than by making a little mermaid flair? This Ariel inspired bracelet is perfect for Disney bounding or just adding a bit of Disney charm to your everyday outfit. Easy enough for a beginning jewelry maker! Here are the supplies and tools you’ll need:


Supplies List:Tools List:
20 Gauge Wire Silver PlatedRound Nosed Pliers
Lobster ClaspsNylon Pliers
4 Fish BeadsFlat Nosed Pliers
2 Starfish BeadsFlush Cutter/Nipper
2 Scallop Beads
10 Purple Glass Beads
4 Sea Foam Green Glass Beads
3 Assorted Pearls
Charm (optional)

Instructions

Roll out your 24 gauge Wire and straighten it with some Nylon Pliers. Typical length would be about 14-15 inches, I use 13 inches.

Prepare your beads. Line them up next to your wire or ruler to get the right length. You should leave a couple inches on either side to accommodate wire wrapping the clasp.

I have the scallop beads as the featured part of the bracelet with the big pearl in the middle. I love how it isn’t costume-y or clunky looking at all. The glass beads represent Ariel’s purple shell top and her green tail. And the fish beads are so cute!

Curve the wire around your wrist loosely.

String the beads onto the wire.

If you have a Charm, you’ll have to put a jump ring on it if it doesn’t come with one. Simply open the ring at the seam, hook it in, and close. You can do this for your lobster clasp as well, I happen to not use the jump ring for mine this time.

Directly string on your lobster clasp and bend the wire back.

Grab the two sides of the wire with pliers and wrap the open side around 3 times. Flush cut the end and squeeze tight with the pliers. Slide your beads to meet the coil so you can work on the other side.

On the other side of the bracelet, string on your charm if you have one. Use Round Nose Pliers to bend the wire and wrap around the pliers to create a loop. Slide your charm into the loop.

Make sure to make this loop close to your beads so there’s little to no sliding around!

Complete the loop by wrapping the open side around 3 times like before. Flush cut the end and squeeze together.

You Made It!

Amazing work! I bet Ariel would want to put this in her collection! This is a simple bracelet that anyone can do if they have the right tools. Perfect for beginning jewelry makers. I hope you enjoyed this DIY!

Thanks for making it all the way under the sea! Please follow us on Instagram and Pinterest for more projects like this and photos from the Disneyland Resort! Share with your DIY Disney loving friends and family, too! We’d really really appreciate it.

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“Make it Pink!” Bracelet – Inspired by Sleeping Beauty | Level 2

Hail to the Princess Aurora! She was raised by three good fairies, two of whom had very strong feelings for which color is the best. Pink or blue? With this project, you might have to make that decision for yourself…or maybe not?

Here are the supplies and tools you’ll need:

Supply List:Appx Cost:
Pink Opalescent Beads$3
Clear/Frosted Seed Beads$2
Owl Beads$2
Iridescent Clear Glass Beads 6mm$3
20 Gauge Silver Plated Wire$4
Tree charm$3
Lobster Clasp + optional Jump Ring $3
optional Castle Charm$5
*Approximate Cost of Supplies:$20 – $25
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. Please note that you will have leftover materials.
Tool List:Appx Cost:
Round Nose Pliers
Flush Cutters or Nippers (wire cutter)
Chain Nose Pliers or Flat Nose Pliers
*Approximate Cost of Tools:$12 in a Set
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies.
These beads are pink, but when the light hits them just right….the color shifts to blue!

Instructions:

Cut a length of the 20 Gauge Wire that is 4-5 inches longer than the circumference of your wrist using your nippers. It’s better to cut more just in case! 14 inches is a good length to start at if you aren’t sure or don’t want to bother measuring your wrist. I gotchu.

Use your Round Nose Pliers and wrap the end of your wire around to make a loop. You should have about a 2 inch tail to wrap around the base of your loop to secure it in a coil. I didn’t make my tail long enough so it was a little difficult to wrap around. The tail should wrap 2-3 times. Squish the wrapped coil closer together using your Chain Nose Pliers and then smoosh it down around the main wire. Those are technical terms.

Flush Cut the end of the coil. If it’s still sharp, you can file it down.

String on your beads!

Start out with 1 Iridescent Clear Bead followed by 3 Seed Beads.

1 Pink Opalescent Bead and another seed bead.

String on an owl, iridescent bead, owl, iridescent bead.

The middle is made up of 3 pink opalescent beads.

‘The rest is the same in reverse starting with the iridescent bead.

The Charms

Take your chain nose pliers–I used flat nose in the picture–and bend the wire upward.

Use the round nose pliers to loop your wire around.

String on your charm(s). The loop doesn’t close completely so your charms may come out and travel on the wire up to where the clasp goes–unless you decide to add more beads to that portion.

Finishing Up

Wrap what you have around your wrist, shaping it into a circle. Take note of where you’ll need to attach your clasp.

Create a loop and coil like you did to start the bracelet. If you don’t have a jump ring, make sure your lobster clasp is inside the loop before you coil the tail around to secure it.

If you do have a jump ring, you can end your loop with the coil, flush cutting the edge so it isn’t sharp.

Open the jump ring by pulling each side in opposite directions. Insert your lobster clasp and attach it to the now closed loop. Close the jump ring.

If you have a different clasp that’s more accessible for you, by all means use that! Lobster clasps can be difficult to use. These magnetic clasps or toggle clasps could be a good alternative!

The fairies gave you a gift! You made it!

Fantastic job! You just made this Sleeping Beauty inspired bracelet. I hope you enjoyed jewelry making. I know I’m not the best at it, but I’m glad we got to try something new.

I chose to use a thick wire for this project so it holds its shape. It reminds me of the adjustable bracelets you can get at the Parks. In fact, that was my intention at first. I tried it out using memory wire, but didn’t end up liking it as much as the clasped one. Maybe you can try it out with the memory wire and see what you think? Or possibly elastic instead of wire. There are so many options!

Thanks to everyone who made it this far! If you have any tips for jewelry making, let me know. I would love to hear! If you made this please share with us on Instagram. Tag us and share with all your Disney loving DIYers!

All images on this website were taken by and belong to Main Street D.I.Y. If you wish to share an image, please give credit where credit is due! Send the people our way!