MY DIY | Criss Cross Bead Bracelet

I’m back from a long weekend, and in between time with the family I managed to sneak in a little DIY. I made a necklace similar to this in my book with straws and shoestring, featured on, and I’ve been dying to make a bracelet version. After spotting these gold tube beads in downtown LA, I could not wait to criss cross my way to a new addition to my wrist. Stay tuned to more info on my DIY heart bracelet!
Outfit: F21 shirt, Robyn Rhodes ring, Chloe + Isabel bangles

Steps after the break…

1. Fold your yard of cord in half and tie a knot leaving a small loop
2. Then thread one side of your cord through the bead starting on the right
3. Next thread the other end of the cord through the left side, so they criss cross
4. Pull both pieces of cord till the bead reaches the knot
5. Continue this process with the beads until you reach the end
6. Knot the cord
7. Move down the cord a 1/2 inch and triple knot to create a large knot, and fasten to your wrist by putting the knot through the loop.






  1. Ooh, love this. It’s simple and chic and a little bit punk rock 🙂 Great DIY!

  2. EmerJa says:

    Amazing result, simple instructions!! LOVE IT!!:P

  3. Xoxo ☺ says:

    Soo cute love it! Xo

  4. Andrea says:

    The result looks amazing! So pretty! 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  5. This is so cool 🙂

  6. Martina says:

    absolutely perfect.

    nice idea.


  7. I love this one!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear,

  8. Janna Statie says:

    Great Accessoire! I love it! <3

  9. Tse-ring says:

    I just found your blog & seems I’m gonna be totally spying your blog..
    loved it.

  10. evi psareuei says:

    Easy and fun! I love it!! I ll try it as soon as possible!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Cute bracelet. Must try.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So cute for the summer. I will need to try this.

  13. Xeana says:

    Excellent! But where to get such these large beads?


  14. özveri says:

    easy and cute. i will try it soon 🙂

  15. Magda says:

    Really simple and it looks well 🙂

  16. definitely going to try this, looks great!

  17. Super simple, but super cute. I love the arm party combo as well.

  18. This is a really good idea, I think I might try this tomorrow and tell you how it goes!

  19. Unknown says:

    uhh… where did you get your shoes?!

  20. Mary says:

    I just found your blog today (late to the game, as usual). This bracelet is so elegant and simple. Would make a great gift. Love it. Proves you don’t have to spend tons to be chic! 🙂

  21. Anonymous says:

    Do you have the dimensions/measurements of the beads and any suggestions on where we can find similar beads?

  22. Jenn @ PSP says:

    I can’t wait to make this! But I’m so frustrated because I couldn’t find those gold beads at either of TWO stores! So lame. Where did you get yours?

  23. Anonymous says:

    Where can i find the beads!

  24. irem says:

    this is a gorgeous one, you’re the best =)

    I made some of these for me this weekend, they ar adorable 😉

  25. Coupon Codes says:

    Next thing in my list that am gonna make

  26. Anonymous says:

    I really need to know where I can find these beads!

  27. Marga says:

    que bonita!!! Me encanta!!!
    gracias por compartir!!!
    un abrazo.

  28. Lautaris says:

    I love it!!❤❤ you’re a genious!! Im gonna share it on my blog! I think everybody should have one!❤❤

  29. Melanie says:

    I like it 😀

    Love xx
    Melanie ~

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  31. Anonymous says:

    I made one and I LOVE it!

  32. Very cool bracelet! I can imagine all kinds of tube beads (found in any craft store or jewelry supply store) on this. Going to refer my facebook fans to this tutorial!

  33. Very cool bracelet! I can imagine all kinds of tube beads (found in any craft store or jewelry supply store) on this. Going to refer my facebook fans to this tutorial!

  34. que pulsera mas chula, y parece fácil, no conocía tu blog, me gusta. te sigo

  35. Lia Exindara says:

    OMG fantastic DIY. I love it. where can I find these beads?

  36. Shannon says:

    If you cannot find the beads at a craft store, try the plumbing aisle at a hardware store.

  37. Amirah says:

    PLEASE HELP where can i find beads like that ???!!!!????

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  39. Amirah says:

    can you please give me the size of these beads? i really love this and want to make it!!

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