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Pink ribbon bow bracelet

Tie a bow for a festive bracelet or thoughtful party favor! Or, honor a loved one with a pink ribbon timed perfectly for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By varying the size and type of ribbon, you can adjust the bow’s prominence on your wrist. As a memento for a bride or birthday girl, reuse ribbon from one of her gifts. 

SUPPLIES

  • 15 in. (38 cm) ribbon, 3⁄8–5⁄8-in. (9–16 mm) width
  • 5–6 in. (13–15 cm) chain, 10–12 mm links
  • 2 8–12 mm jump rings
  • 2 3–4 mm jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers, or 2 pairs of chainnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • fabric glue
  • scissors

Check your local bead and craft stores for supplies. 

INSTRUCTIONS

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1. Cut a 2 1⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) piece of ribbon. Glue the ends to the center of the ribbon to make a band about 1 1⁄2 in. (3.8 cm) long.
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2. Cut a 12-in. (30 cm) piece of ribbon. Make two loops as shown.
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3. Wrap one loop around the other to tie a bow. Do not tighten the bow yet.
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4. The loosely knotted bow.
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5. Slide the band from step 1 through the back of the bow. Dot glue on the bow and tighten the knot. Cut two 2–2 1⁄2-in. (5–6.4 cm) pieces of chain. Open two 8–12 mm jump rings. Attach each side of the band and a chain. Close the jump rings.
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6. Check the fit, allowing 1 in. (2.5 cm) for finishing. Trim chain if necessary. On each end, use a 3–4 mm jump ring to attach half of a clasp.
COMPLETE THE LOOK
Tie up the theme with matching bow-and-chain earrings. Or, use beads in colors to match the ribbon. 
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