How to Make Rosary Bracelets at Home (Doubles as a Necklace)

Rosary Beads are used in religious prayings for decades and it’s not uncommon to make jewelry out of rosary beads. In this tutorial, I’m going to show how to make rosary bracelets that can also be worn as a necklace

How to Make Rosary Bracelets

I don’t usually wear necklaces, most of the time I end up wrapping my long necklaces around my wrist to wear’em as bracelets! So I thought of making a wrapped bracelet, which can also be worn as a necklace. It was fun to make and turned out really colorful, just as I wanted. Check out the tutorial!

How to Make Rosary Bracelets or Necklace


  • Faux pearl beads
  • Craft wire
  • Craft pliers


Step 1: Hold the craft wire from its open end but don’t cut wire from the bundle. Use looping pliers to create a small loop on the open end of the wire. Now, leave 1.5-2 cm of the wire straight (for the bead and the second loop) and cut the wire from the bundle.

how to make rosary bead bracelets

Step 2: Slide a bead into the wire through the open end. Create another loop with the rest of the wire to secure the bead. Wire as many beads as you want, use different, bright-colored pearl beads or any kind of beads.

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Step 3: You can use jump rings for attaching the wired beads or you can simply attach them through their loops. I didn’t use jump rings, I wanted to keep it simple. Open a loop draw it through another wired beads loop and then close the open loop.

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Step 4: When you’ll reach the required length of the bracelet you can simply join the loops of the wired beads of both ends. While making the bracelet keep in mind to wrap the linked beads around your wrist to see if it will fit. Keep 2 inches extra.

rosary bead bracelets

If you make this beautiful bracelet/necklace share photos of your version with us, we would love to see your version of this jewelry. You can share your picture with hashtag #craftaholicwitch or just DM your picture to us on Instagram

Happy Crafting!

Thank you!

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