Oktober 18, 2012

DIY | Nail bracelet

Some months ago Deborah saw the "juste un clou" Cartier  bracelet in a magazine and she instantly fell in love with it. So I decided to do a self-made nail-look bracelet for her.
You already saw it in one of our last posts: hers.
Today, we'll show you how you can do it yourself!

What you need is:

- brass rod (about 30 cm long)
- bottle
- pair of tongs
- soldering rod
- nail
- bench vice
- saw
- file

The first step is to measure the circumference of your wrist. Add 10 cm to the circumference and mark this length on the brass rod.


The next step is to put the brass rod in the bench vice. Use the bottle to bend the brass rod into an O-shape.


Now cut off the surplus material behind the mark on the brass rod.


Take the nail and cut off the nail head.


Now use the soldering rod to connect the nail head with the brass rod.


The last thing you have to do is to file the end of the brass rod into the shape of a nail and polish it.

Ta-daa! It's a bracelet.


  1. Oh my god! wow ! I mean seriously ! can i borrow you ?! lol I need few accessories to make!
    love it !!! deborah is extremely luck!

  2. Great DIY!

    Absolutely loving this and I will try it too!



  3. Looks great! Gonna try it out once I get the supplies!

  4. looks great!!! fab idea!

  5. Great idea, but just a word of warning: Brass rods contain varying amounts of lead content. Brass rods purchased from hardware stores are NOT safe to wear, unless you want lead poisoning. If you want to do this project, please look towards lead-free brass (difficult to find), stainless steel, or copper/bronze rods.