Mommy and me bracelet set tutorial

8:45:00 AM

Hello darlings!

I got a message the other day on my etsy shop from a nice lady that had a request for a custom order. She wanted me to make a mommy and me bracelet set.



Apparently her fourth year old daughter was going to start attending kindergarten soon. Since most kids – and understandingly so – have trouble separating from their parents when they first start school, a mommny and me bracelet is one of the ways to help the kid cope.

You see the bracelet is a way for the kid to carry her mom (or dad for that matter) with her when she is at school. The bracelets help the kids cope with separation anxiety and from what I gather they help moms too!

I was thrilled to make the set for her and she was very pleased with it.



Then last week I had to come up with a gift for a blogger friend and the first thing that came to mind was a mommy and me bracelet set. This friend has a toddler daughter which is obvious she loves to pieces and I thought this would be a good idea for them both.

What you’ll need:
Recycled leather cord
Lobster clasps
Jump rings
Jewelry pliers
Perforator
Charms
A pair of scissors


Measure yours and your kid’s wrists. Cut two leather cords accordingly.


Put the end clasps in place with the help of the pliers.
Attach a jump ring on one side and the lobster clasp on the other, in each bracelet.

Bend the bracelets in half gently to find their middle (or just measure it lol). Using you perforator make a hole in the center of each bracelet.




Connect the charm with the jump ring and pull through the hole in the leather.



You are ready!


I used a heart for the one bracelet and a key charm for the other. It’s saying that you hold the key to my heart! You can use the same charm on both bracelets.

Or better yet ask your kid to decide what she wants! This way it will make more sense to her and it’s always a good idea to ask their opinions and make them feel included.


Another suggestion is to add a small extension chain to the kids bracelet in order to have it grown with her.

Please bear in mind that the bracelet is not 100% toddler safe but it’s pretty close to that. I would recommend its use for kids over 3 years old because of the small charm. You can also make them without the charm. Make sure to use good quality findings and make sure they are lead and nickel free.



Did your little one experience any kind of separation anxiety when she or he first started school? Do you have any coping suggestions and ideas?

Lots of love


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33 comments

  1. This is a really well designed pair of bracelets. I can imagine how happy the person would be to get something like this for a gift. Makes me want to be more creative. :)

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  2. I love this so much! It's really sweet that there is this easy way to make something for your kids to help them with separation anxiety. Love the charms and their meaning too!

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  3. This is just darlings! I bet my daughter will love this when she is old enough for it! Thanks for the clear instructions, I feel I could make this too!

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  4. Ok, now I NEED to make these for me and Liam. I don't have a perforator though, would a needle do the job?

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  5. Your bracelets look so simplee yet beautiful. Honestly, I really want to make these myself and share with my mom and sisters. However, simple as it may look, tools like perforators or leather cords are hard to find :(.
    Thanks anyway.

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  6. What a beautiful idea and a fun mummy and me project. Can also be used for nieces and sisters

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  7. Awww! This is such a precious idea! My kiddos are older now so they wouldn't really go for it but now I have the perfect diy gift idea for my niece who is a new mother. Thanks so much and bravo! Great project!

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  8. These are so cute! such a good idea. I love hand made gifts.

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  9. This has to be the cutest mommy and me bracelet! I think it's really pretty and it's something that daughters would love to wear. It's not that difficult to make either!

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  10. Aww this is a lovely idea. My niece starts school in the fall and my sister is already worried (I think she will be the one with anxiety lol). I think these bracelets would be a wonderful gift for those two.

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  11. Super cute and very crafty! I’ll keep this one in my pocket for kids one day!

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  12. This is so sweet! I'm hoping a have a daughter in the future to do this kind of activities with her, it must be so much fun!

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  13. Such a great and special idea to share the same bracelet with your daughter. I like this DIY.

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  14. This is such a cute idea! Love the pink band as well.

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  15. These look so professional! I love the charms!

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  16. This is such a cute idea. Plus it looks easy enough I could even do it.

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  17. What a lovely tutorial! You can make a blue-version for Mommy-and-son bracelet :D

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  18. I so much love this tutorial;so lovely. I love the pink color.

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  19. Oh this is adorable! My girls would absolutely love to weaR matching bracelets with me, that's such a cute idea!

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  20. Aw, this is adorably! I know that my 5-year-old daughter would love this as well. Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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  21. I love this tutorial. The bracelet set looks very pretty. Will try making mine with my daughter.

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  22. Oh these are super cute! What a shame that I'm not really good with anything crafty, I'd love to make them...but then I realize that there is not one little girl in my family... it's a kingdom of boys :)

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  23. So cute! and what an amazing idea for a bracelet for mom and daughter!

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  24. I am all down for the twinning thing and I totally adore these cute pink bracelets. Plus I am an arts & crafts fan also.

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  25. Those are such beautiful bracelets. And it's such a cool idea to help your kids cope with a situation like that. I know my daughter would have appreciated it when she was younger.

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  26. Such a cute idea!! I gave my kids a little things to take with them in their pockets when starting school. It helped loads

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  27. I had no idea that you could make that. And it looks so easy! They are so adorable, too. I love that it's a cute set. <3

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  28. Dear, you can make these bracelets and sell them online! A good business idea :D

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  29. Omg I totally love the whole matchy matchy trend going on at the minute. So cute. These bracelets are super adorable too

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  30. Aww! I wish I had children to do this with. As of now its just me and my little lonesome.

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  31. This is such an adorable idea. I love when there is a matching set like this.

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  32. Και κοίτα τώρα που έχω αρχίσει να συγκινούμε με κοριτσίστικα πράγματα!!! Έπεσες στην περίπτωση!!! Δεν φεύγω από το blog σου. Τρέχω να γεμίσω ιδέες για μαμά και κόρη!!!

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    1. Κική μου σε νιώθω!!! Ρώτα ότι θες, θα κατεβάσουμε ωραίες ιδέες μαζί!

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