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Make a Pandora-Like Dog Bracelet for Under 15 Dollars

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Actually I have a little secret. Yes you can make a Pandora like dog bracelet for a little under $15 (I made 2 for $29.65). BUT, I had enough beads left over for 3-4 more bracelets!

Of course the prices could change at any time. This is just what I paid when I made these.

Make your own Pandora like dog bracelet

This is a great gift idea or you can make them for yourself in different colors like I did. Of course you can do them in other themes too but since we are all dog crazy here on this site, I figured y’all would enjoy making a dog bracelet the most.

So why did I decide to make these? I am known as the ‘bracelet queen’. I love bracelets and wear them all the time. I make most of them myself. These aren’t ‘hand-crafted’ by me but they were designed by me, so that counts, right?

I got all my stuff from Amazon.

Pandora Like bracelet supplies

I ordered a bag of silver charm beads. It looks like they sent 2 bags so I’m not sure if that was intentional or not.You can get them here: Silver Beads

I couldn’t find any dog charm beads in this bag although I did find this paw bead. At least I think that’s a paw. Is that what it looks like to you?

Dog paw bead

But there were plenty of cute beads to use in the bracelet. I also ordered several special dog beads.

Dog beads

The Chihuahua bead is now is out of stock BUT they have another Chihuahua bead that is in a darker pink for the same price and you can get that here: Chihuahua Bead. The only other difference between this bead and the bead I bought is that this bead has a clip that will easily fasten onto the bracelet (or anything else, such as a zipper pull). My bead hangs off of a small silver cylinder bead.

You can get the Paw Print Bead here: Paw Print Bead

You can get the  Dog Bone Bead here: Dog Bone Bead

I ordered a bag of colored glass beads and you can find them here: Glass Beads. They came with a silver bracelet to use so that’s what I used to make one of the bracelets. The beads were good quality. I did have one problem bead where the silver lining came out but it was easily fixed with a drop of super glue.

Problem Bead

I ordered another silver bracelet to use for the other bracelet. You can find the one I ordered here: Silver Bracelet.  It got good reviews and looks high quality for the price. It also came with 2 glass beads.

You unscrew the bracelet at one end to get the beads on it.

Screw end Bracelet

TIP: When ordering the bracelet blank, if you want the bracelet full of beads, then first measure your wrist and order the bracelet that is 2-3 inches longer than your wrist. My wrist measures 6 inches so I ordered an 8 inch bracelet. The beads are bulky so you need the bracelet to be bigger than normal.

To Design Your Bracelet:

First lay out your bracelet and  your silver beads where you think you want them on the bracelet.

Put one of your special beads in the middle of the bracelet to be your focal point.

Silver beads laid out

Now fill in with your colored beads.

Fill in with colored beads

You may have to play around and change the order a few times to get it to where you like it. But that’s the neat thing about making these bracelets. Very easy to change the design around.

Here are the finished bracelets modeled on my wrist (ignore my dry skin, LOL)

Finished Blue Pandora bracelet

Pink Pandora like bracelet

Pretty aren’t they?  And look at all the leftover beads!

Leftover beads

Now I wish I had ordered more silver bracelet blanks! I found this pack of 5 here: silver bracelets and just ordered it to make the other bracelets. I’ll probably give those as gifts.

So, what do you think of this easy dog bracelet idea? Is it something you’d like to try? Leave a comment and let me know! Also if you do make this Pandora styled dog bracelet, please leave a photo in the comments for us all to enjoy.

 

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Kristen Sample

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

Check e-bay for 925 silver beads or 925 pandora like. I got nice beads for cheap and most with free shipping.

Sweet Purrfections

Friday 29th of January 2016

What a beautiful bracelet!

kilosmom

Friday 29th of January 2016

Thanks Sweet Purrfections!

christy

Friday 29th of January 2016

Oh! I love this! The dog house charm is adorable -what an awesome V-Day gift idea and it's so custom so I'm on Amazon right now -there is so much to choose from. Thanks!

kilosmom

Friday 29th of January 2016

I didn't even think about it as a Valentine's gift but you are right Cristy, that is an awesome idea!

Heather

Friday 29th of January 2016

Fellow Chihuahua owner/blogger, here. That Chihuahua charm is amazing and the end result bracelets are so cute! Thank you for posting this tutorial.

kilosmom

Friday 29th of January 2016

You are welcome Heather :)

Talent Hounds

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Great idea. These are really cute. Sharing.

kilosmom

Thursday 28th of January 2016

You're welcome!