Chanel-Inspired Pearl Bracelet
Get your glam on and rock the Chanel-Inspired Pearl Bracelet at your next big party. This beautiful DIY bracelet would look at home on the red carpet, so rest assured it'll attract attention wherever you go. With this designer-inspired bracelet, you'll feel like a classic movie star on her way to a Hollywood premiere. In fact, this bracelet pattern is dazzling enough that you might be mistaken for a movie star. So gather your pearls and chain, and get ready to make a show-stopping bracelet.
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Bead Project TypeBracelet
DID YOU KNOW?
Pearls are a very popular bead type for jewelry making. Classic film stars like Audrey Hepburn continue to glamorize pearl jewelry as stylish and classy. Though pearl necklaces are arguably the most popular DIY pearl jewelry projects, jewelry making tutorials for pearl bracelets, pearl earrings, and pearl rings are beloved as well.
Pearls have been a treasured items for a very long time; an abundance of references to pearls can be found in the religions and mythology of cultures from the earliest times. The ancient Egyptians prized pearls so much they were buried with them. In ancient Rome, they were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. During the Dark Ages, knights wore pearls into battle, since it was believed that these magical gems could protect them from harm. As recently as the 1900s, pearls were considered only accessible to the rich and famous. Today, with the advent of pearl cultivation, pearls are more available and affordable than they once were.
The value of the pearls in jewelry is determined by a combination of the luster, size, color, symmetry, and lack of surface flaws that are appropriate for the type of pearl under consideration. Luster is the most important attribute, according to jewelers, in determining the quality of pearls. Pearls come in eight basic shapes: round, semi-round, button, drop, pear, oval, baroque, circled, and double bouldered. Pearls have been, and still are, primarily used to make pearl jewelry, but they can also adorn clothing and be used (crushed) in cosmetics.