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Gold Shimmy Bangles

By: Ashley Bunting for The Beadin' Path
Gold Shimmy Bangles
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Liven up some Lucite bangles with beads and chain for a playful effect! These Gold Shimmy Bangles are such easy bracelets to make and a great way to reinvent some old pieces. With this simple five-step tutorial, you'll learn how to make beaded bracelets that will make a statement and make some noise. These gypsy-esque bangles are sure to softly jangle in a playful way, attracting attention and envy wherever you go! Add charms and chains to your heart's content; there's no rules when it comes to embellishing these bangles.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeMiscellaneous

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeBracelet



  • Vintage Lucite Skinny Bracelet Lemon & Lime Mix 4-7mm
  • 4.5 feet Vintage Matte Metal 24k gold plated oval cable chain 3x5mm
  • eight Vintage Italian Lucite Marbled Lime Green Elongated Rice Barrel 6x12mm
  • 18 Vintage Lucite Olivine Moonglow Rounds 6mm
  • 26 Gold-Plated Basemetal 20g 2-inch Headpins
  • two Gold-Plated Basemetal 4mm Open Jump Rings


  1. Cut 4 feet of chain. Wrap the entire 4 feet of chain around one bangle; attach the beginning of the chain to the end using a 4mm jump ring.
  2. Make seven elongated lime rice bead dangles and 14 olivine round moonglow bead dangles. Do this by feeding one bead onto a head pin and turning a loop.

  3. Attach two moonglow bead dangles and one rice bead bangle to the outside of one chain wrap. Skip five chain wraps and attach another three bead dangles to the sixth wrap. Repeat until you fill the bracelet.

  4. Cut a 6-inch length of chain. Wrap it twice around a few bangles and trim so the two ends meet and don't overlap. Attach the two ends together using a 4mm jump ring.
  5. Make four moonglow bead dangles and one rice bead dangle. Attach them to the chain wraps.


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I LOVE the green lucite bangles, anyone know where I could get them ?

love the color, great design


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