DIY Anthropologie Cuff: Step-by-Step Instructions for a Stylish Bracelet

Do you love the boho-chic style of Anthropologie, but not the price tag that comes with it? Well, we have a solution for you! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create your own Anthropologie cuff bracelet at a fraction of the cost. With just a few supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can have a beautiful statement piece that looks like it came straight from the store. So grab your crafting supplies and get ready to unleash your inner fashion designer. Let’s dive in and create some DIY magic!

Here’s a very simple tutorial for the Satin Sparkle Cuff Bracelet from Anthropologie.  This cost me less than $5.00 and took about 15 minutes to make.  Granted, I had the vintage strip of rhinestones from my Grandmother.   However, if you make a couple of these for gifts you can definitely justify the cost per yard for the rhinestones.  Also, If you shop around, you will probably be able to find rhinestones by the yard that cost less than the examples I am sharing. Below is the bracelet as seen on the Anthropologie website.


Anthropologie Cuff

Here’s what you need to make your own:

  • Cuff Bracelet (I used a cuff bracelet that I found in the Fimo section at Michaels.)
  • 1 yd. of 1 1/4″ Gray Satin Ribbon
  • Hot Glue
  • Rhinestone Accent (You can find some here at M&J Trimming.  Or here at Etsy.)

Start off by cutting (2) 1-1/4″ pieces of ribbon.  Fold the edges in and secure with a little hot glue.  I know what your thinking though.  Does the hot glue really work with the metal cuff?  I was very skeptical too.  Your fine as long as you put the hot glue down and then quickly fold the ribbon over.  Once you fold the ribbon over on the sides, fold the ribbon towards the center like a V.  Place hot glue underneath to secure it.  Repeat this process on the other end of the bracelet.

wrapping the ribbon

 Secure the long ribbon to the bracelet. This will be wrapped around the entire cuff.

Anthropologie Cuff

Begin wrapping the ribbon along the cuff.  Make sure to evenly space it as you go.  Also, be sure to also keep the ribbon as tight as possible when you are wrapping it.

finished bracelet

Fold the ribbon over and secure with hot glue on the underside of the cuff at the other end.

satin sparkle cuff

Hot glue the strip of rhinestones to the bracelet.

It’s that simple!

I wanted to make my own version with a thicker cuff.  For the large cuff, I used a rhinestone closer that I already had.   I paired the two cuff with a vintage rhinestone bracelet that was from my Grandmother.

I love all the sparkle!

Creating your own Anthropologie cuff is a fun and creative way to add a unique piece of jewelry to your collection. By following the DIY steps outlined in this blog, you can make a beautiful Anthropologie cuff that reflects your personal style. Whether you choose to use beads, embroidery, or other embellishments, the possibilities are endless. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to give it a try. If you do, we would love to see your creations! Let us know in the comments below how your Anthropologie cuff turned out. Happy crafting!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of a cuff bracelet?

Certain Native American cultures view cuff bracelets as symbols of protection, strength, and power. In other situations, the meaning of a cuff bracelet might have to do with slavery or belonging to a particular group or organization.

What is the standard length of a cuff bracelet?

The majority of cuffs are composed of metal that is roughly 6 inches long and varies in width. To fit smaller wrists, you might want to shorten the 6 inches to 5.5.

Are cuff bracelets comfortable?

In jewelry design, cuff bracelets have a long history. The classic design of handcrafted Native American jewelry is thought to be cuffs. They are simple to put on and take off and are comfortable to wear.

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