DIY Guitar Pick Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but I love really funky jewelry. I don’t wear jewelry often, but when I do, my accessories are always a topic of conversation (and I wouldn’t have it any other way).  So, when my boyfriend, who is a musician, left a collection of guitar picks at my house, I decided to reuse them in a way that I could enjoy (sorry Chris)! I was able to make three different guitar pick bracelets in just a few minutes. Here’s how:

What You’ll Need:

Small Drill Bit

Guitar Picks

Block of Wood
Jewelry Chains
Friendship Bracelet String

Gold Leaf Paint (optional)

The Steps:

FIRST: for all bracelets follow these steps:

1. Use a drill with a small bit to drill holes on both ends of your guitar picks.

Note: make sure to place the picks on a block of wood to avoid drilling through anything important.

2. If you wish to, you can paint your picks for added statement (I painted one of mine gold).

Now on to the good stuff…

Guitar Pick Bracelets with Chains 

1. Use a pair of pliers to separate a pre-assembled jewelry chain. You’ll want to keep the end of one of the links open to thread through your pick.

2. Thread the open end of the link through one end of the pick.

3. Measure how long you want your link to be by holding it up to your wrist. Make sure each side has the same number of links. Then, repeat the first step on the other end of the picture.
Done! Onto the next…

Guitar Pick Bracelets with String

1. Measure 3 strands of your favorite colors by wrapping them around your wrist one time. This will be one side of your bracelet.

2. Thread the three strings through one side of the pick and pull them so that they are equal length on both sides of the hole.

3. Braid the string together by matching up the same colors and using them as one strand (you will have three doubled colors now).

4. Repeat on other side.

Done! Now you can repeat the same steps (from either category) with your painted pick to complete the trifecta!

Show off your statement pieces and don’t be afraid to tell everyone, “I MADE THIS” (because they will certainly ask you where you got them)!

P.S. Don’t forget that my FAVORITE month is coming up soon and that means we’ll be jam packed with cute Halloween projects on a budget! Stay tuned!

P.P.S. a giant thank you to my friend Eileen over at for the amazing gold chain  used in this project!


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