I’m not totally sure what it is about pom-poms, but they just make me happy. I mean, if you imagine yourself rolling around in a swimming pool of pom-poms, what is the look on your face as you picture it? Really, REALLY happy, right?? Anyway, I’ve seen some cute pom earrings popping up lately, and I thought that a pom-pom bracelet might be just what I needed!
–mini pom-pom maker (or you can make your own with this method, but the pom maker is pretty awesome…)
-yarn in several colors
–eye pins (40mm long)
-jump rings and jewelry closures (an assorted box like this is great to have so you have different sizes on hand)
–gold link chain
-jewelry side cutters, needle nose pliers, and round nose pliers (you can buy them all together if you don’t have some)
First you’ll want to use your pom maker to make 5 mini poms in different colors (I made a few smaller and a few a bit bigger). Use fabric scissors to shape any longer ends of your pom so it’s a nice, even ball.
Stick an eye pin through your pom and use your round nose pliers to curve the straight end of the pin into a loop on that side as well. If your pins are too long for the pom, you can use your cutters to trim it down a bit before bending your loop. Repeat process with each of your poms.
Now you’ll want to cut small sections of chain to the same length to connect each of your pom sections together. You’ll actually end up making the bracelet a lot longer than you think because the fluffy poms sit up off your wrist. So just measuring your actual wrist and making the bracelet that long won’t work. I have an average wrist and my bracelet needed to be 9″ long to fit loosely around my wrist. So my chain segments were about 1/2″ long with the two end segments a little shorter (don’t forget your bracelet clasp ends are part of your measurement too). I would cut each segment a little longer than you think because you can always shorten the segment but have to cut a whole new piece to make it longer. Use your pliers to open the eye pin loops on each side of your pom, connect them together with your chain segments, and then close the loops again to secure. Add the clasp parts to the ends of your bracelet chains with a jump ring between them, and you’re finished!
I feel like it’s hard to be too serious when wearing a pom-pom bracelet—it’s so fun!! Since it only takes a little amount of yarn and small segments of chain, you could really make a lot of these for not much money at all. Use your favorite color yarn to make one that goes perfectly with your wardrobe or make a few for a friend to wear! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.
Can you show video of this how to do it because didn’t understood. how did u attached pom pom in jump ring? U attached pom pom in ready-made gold chain or first made gold chain ?
I would LOVE a DIY on pom pom earrings!!
From this article I can understand that love still exists in human race. Its only media who are making humans evil…..
Love it! Gotta make one for my 8yr old granddaughter and I bet my daughter will ask me where’s hers at!????
Lovely bracelet, the use of yellow Pom Pom makes it more beautiful. Well said Pom Poms make us feel happy!
super cute project. i’m always admiring that nail polish color whenever i see it in your pictures…what is it?!?!?!
Looks so cute!
Mireia from TGL
Laura, where is that top from?! I love it!
Ha! I haven’t been using a self tanner so it’s either Rejuva bronzer on my face or some leftover sun from summertime!
It’s forever 21 but from last year…
Well, the good news is it’s easy to make more if you do wear them out!
Cute project as always! Laura, just a quick question (totally unrelated- but I feel like you’ll have a great answer) did you change your self tanner once pregnant? If you don’t mind sharing, what are you using? You always look great.
Sorry to derail, but would you mind posting the source of your sweater? Gray’s my favorite color and this texture looks so comfortable. 🙂
This is so cute, gonna give it a try, but need to find some pretty yarn first.
Cute cute cute!!
Love this look!
I ADORE this. So cute!
This is so lovely 🙂 I’ll definitely make one x
Jessica — NinetyCo
This is super cute! I love pom poms as well, and this would be a perfect gift!
This is so cute! I don’t think it would hold up that well though before the pom poms started to wear. http://www.likehanna.com
Love this! Would probably do a necklace… cannot stand bracelets.