Make a Personalized Phrase Bracelet!

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) If I had to pick one piece of jewelry right now to be my “soulmate” jewelry, I think it would be these phrase bracelets. They are everything I’m looking for in a wearable companion. From the leather strap to the modern gold font and the slightly cheeky phrases, it’s the perfect combination to make me say, “Gimmie! I want!” in a very mature and dignified manner. Besides looking so darn cute, the other big plus about these bracelets is that they take just minutes to make, and you can personalize them with whatever phrase or hashtag you want! #yesplease!

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)Supplies:
-flat leather (10mm x 2mm) or oval leather (10mm x 6mm)
letter sliders
-magnetic clasp (10mm x 2mm or 10mm x 6mm)
jewelry glue

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) Cut one side of your leather into a point like the front of an arrow (this makes it easier to slide the letters onto it). Slide your phrase letters onto the leather strap.

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) Trim your arrow shaped end so you have a straight cut instead. Take one of your magnetic clasps, add a small drop of glue into the opening, and quickly place your leather end into the opening. If you have a light colored leather, be careful not to add too much glue, or it will overflow the opening and darken the leather it comes in contact with (you can see it did a little bit on mine). Place the leather around your wrist to determine the length of the bracelet (keeping in mind how much length attaching the other clasp will add or take away). Cut your leather to size and attach the other side of the clasp.

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) Now, some bracelets have beads or parts that are supposed to slide freely on the bracelet, but since you want your phrase to be legible, you probably want them to hang out together in a neat little row. Flip the bracelet over and, starting with the middle letter, place a drop of glue where that letter should go. Slide your letter over onto the glue and let it sit for a moment until the glue starts to set. Repeat the process with the other letters until they are all glued in place.

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) I hope you guys are as into these bracelets as I am—I just adore them. I love the personalization aspect, all the different colors you can do, and they absolutely look like something that you bought rather than made. Yes!! And, on top of it all, they make a perfect gift, especially if you and your girlfriends (or sisters/family of course) have a particular phrase or hashtag that’s an inside joke. Those are the best. Most of mine are every other sentence from Arrested Development. Unfortunately, those are too long for a bracelet (although maybe we could do “Marry Me” or “Her?”). Either way, here’s the breakdown on this DIY: super easy, really cute, great gift idea. What’s not to like? xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Josh Rhodes. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.

  • Hey Jessica! The company I work for sells that gold arrow/chevron bracelet. You can find it here:

  • These are gorgeous! And so simple! Sadly, the website where you bought them, ask enormous shipping prices outside of the US. Hopefully I’ll find the supplies somewhere else because I can’t wait to make these!

    Love, Lily

  • Thank you for the super affordable gift idea! Just ordered my stuff this morning!

  • Absolutely love all of the DIYs and projects on this blog they’re all so inspiring! These bracelets are just so cute!;)

  • I think it’s this one:


  • I think I found it. The color of the leather says teal but the picture looks blue. Would that be the right one?

  • These are adorable. I’ve been on the lookout for great gifts and feel like I just hit the jackpot 🙂

  • Oh man. “Her?” and “Marry me!” Best. I love anyone who likes AD.

  • I love this idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration!


  • Hi Chiq,

    My letters sliders were featured here. You can purchase them directly from me. I ship internationally. 🙂

  • These are so cute and really great for stacking!

  • Lovely! These statement bracelets look so chic!


  • This is such a great DIY gift! I will definitely try this for christmas!
    The Accidental Mama

  • That’s so cute! Where can I get those letter sliders and magnetic clasps? I am from the Philippines and will ask my friend who resides there in the US to purchase them for me. Thanks!

  • These are absolutely gorgeous! And they look so professional too! Keep up the good work!

  • These are so beautiful! And they look so professional too! Keep up the good work!

  • Love this idea – great for gifts. I plan to make them for my friends 🙂

  • Goodness I love these. Is it bad that I kind of want one that says ‘frugaler’?

  • Awesome tutorial.

    Thank you so much for linking to my site for the letters.

  • Christmas gifts for sure for all the girls!! Love this gorgeous look. Thanks always ABM!

  • It should be from the store that I linked, but you can also look for 10mm x 2mm leather 🙂


  • I’m thinking, “No Touching!”, but maybe even that is too long. 🙂 It’s tricky thinking of short little phrases… Great idea; it’s nice to have a few quick and easy projects like this on hand especially for parties or craft nights. It’s a craft you could easily share with a few friends if you bought a bunch of letters.

  • These are so cute! Makes me want to hold a bracelet making party now! They look store bought 🙂

  • This is so adorable! I love the idea of making inside joke bracelets for my sister.


  • These are so cute! I love the colors you chose to use, and the phrases. (The #asif one! haha!)
    Cardigan Giveaway

  • Wow! Amazing idea for a Christmas gift. I want………….I’m just afraid I’ll make some and want to keep them all for myself.

  • So cute…. but, I think you should sell them. I don’t think I have the patience to try to make one. 😮

  • These are ADORABLE and will make great gifts!
    Do you mind me asking where you got your gold arrow bracelet? It’s awesome!

  • Love the letter sliders…we can customize it in so many ways…bracelets look so cool..


  • Cute!! These kind of remind me of the new charms collection Kendra Scott has. I love that these are so easy to customize with just about any word or phrase.

    Neha //

  • Laura, you’re giving us so many great holiday present DIY ideas! While gold isn’t really my color, I can think of lots of girl friends who would go wild for this, especially if I included some of their trademark slang words.


  • They actually sell the letters in silver also, so get some of those!

    Laura 🙂

  • Oooh I may make these for Christmas presents! I love the doll one 🙂

  • I love this! The hashtag charm is cute 🙂 oh the modern age 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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