Make Your Own Rosary Bracelet,
Jewelry Making Instructions


Want to make your own rosary bracelet? Get step by step rosary instructions with photos.

Want to make your own rosary bracelet? Here, learn step by step how to make rosary bracelets with easy illustrated rosary instructions.

Making Your Own Rosary Bracelet

In this wire jewelry project, we'll use an easy wire jewelry making technique: simple wire loops.

This handcrafted beaded rosary bracelet is made with wire and Swarovski® crystal beads.

Example of how to make your own rosary

Rosary bracelets are one decade rosaries worn on the wrist.

When I finished making this one decade rosary bracelet, I took it to work to show my friends.

One of my friends liked it so much that I gave it to her.

Instructions to Make Your Own Rosary Bracelet

Tutorial Category: Wire Jewelry Project

Skill Level: Beginning Wire Jewelry Making

Prerequisite Beading Techniques:

If you are new to jewelry making, learn and practice these jewelry making techniques first...

How to Make Simple or Plain Wire Loops Using Wire

How to Open Split Rings


Length of bracelet: 8 1/4" (21 cm)

Rosary Making Supplies

  • 1 charm size crucifix
  • 1 rosary medallion charm
  • 11 8mm round beads (your choice of color)
    (if you need a shorter bracelet use 6mm beads)
  • 2 6 or 7mm size split rings (or jump rings)
  • 1 4 or 5mm size split ring (or jump rings)
  • 1 lobster claw clasp
  • 15" (38.1 cm) of round half hard wire (sterling silver)
  • 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) of jewelry chain
  • beading mat or ruler
  • marker pen

Bead Jewelry Making Tools and/or Pliers

  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • split ring pliers
  • wire cutters

Here is an explanation and pictures of jewelry pliers used in bead jewelry projects.

Make Your Own Rosary Bracelet Instructions

1. Gather your supplies, tools and beading mat.

Cut a 1 1/4" length of wire and make a simple loop on one end.

Thread a 8mm bead onto the wire. Make a simple loop on the second end of the wire. ( How to Make Simple or Plain Wire Loops Using Wire)

Step 1 of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: Make one bead unit.


2. Make a total of eleven bead units (10 bead units as hail Mary beads and 1 bead unit as the our Father bead).

Step 2 of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: Make a total of eleven bead units.


3. Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on two bead units. Connect one bead unit to another and close the wire loops.

Step 3 of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: 
Open the wire loop on two bead units and connect one bead to another.


Connect ten of the bead units together in the same way.

Step 3a of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: 
Open the wire loop on each bead and connect ten of the bead units one bead to another.



Make Your Own Rosary Instructions
How to Size Your Rosary Bracelet

4. The ten hail Mary 8mm bead units measure about 5" (12.7 cm).

Step 4 of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: 
Measuring on a beading board, the ten hail Mary 8mm bead units measure about 5


The one our Father 8mm bead unit, two split rings and lobster claw clasp measure about 2" (5.1 cm).

Step 4a of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: 
Measuring on a beading board, the one our Father 8mm bead unit, two split rings and lobster claw 
clasp measure about 2


I have accounted for 7" (17.8 cm) of my rosary bracelet. My usual bracelet length is about 8 1/4" (21 cm).

5. So, I need a length of chain that measures about 1 1/4" (3.2 cm).

But, instead of one length, cut two 3/4" (1.9 cm) lengths of chain.

Step 5 of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Cut two 3/4


6. Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on one of the last bead units in the chain of ten.

Take on of the lengths of chain and slide one of its first links onto the open wire loop. Close the wire loop.

Step 6 of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on one of the last 
bead units in the chain of ten. Take on of the lengths of chain and slide one of its first links onto the 
open wire loop. Close the wire loop.


Take the eleventh bead unit and, using the chain nose pliers, open each of its wire loops

Slide the last link of the length of chain you just connected to the ten bead units onto one of the open loops. Close the wire loop.

Take the second length of chain and slide one of its first links onto the last open wire loop. Close the wire loop.

Step 6a of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Connect the eleventh bead unit to the chain links.


Make Your Own Rosary Instructions Continued

7. Using the split ring pliers, open one of the larger split rings.

Slide the last link of the second length of chain onto the split ring until it is secure.

Step 7 of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Slide the last chain link onto a split ring.


Step 7a of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Split ring attached to the last chain link.


8. Using the split ring pliers, open one of the larger split rings.

Slide the lobster claw clasp onto the split ring until it is secure.

Step 8 of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Using the split ring pliers, open one of the larger split rings. 
Slide the lobster claw clasp onto the split ring.


Lobster claw clasp attached to the split ring.

Step 8a of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Lobster claw clasp attached to the split ring.


Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop of the second end of the bracelet.

Slide the split ring (and lobster claw clasp) onto the open wire loop.

Step 8b of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop of the second end of the bracelet. 
Slide the split ring (and lobster claw clasp) onto the open wire loop.


Close the wire loop.

Step 8c of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
Close the wire loop.


Make Your Own Rosary Instructions Continued

9. Using the split ring pliers, open the last split ring.

Slide the third link of the first length of chain (the length closest to the ten bead units), the rosary medallion charm and the crucifix charm onto the split ring until they are secure.

Step 9 of How to Make a Rosary Instructions: 
open one of the small split ring.
Open the small split ring. Slide the third link of the first length of chain (the length closest to the 
ten bead units), the rosary medallion charm and the crucifix charm onto the split ring.


The rosary medallion charm and the crucifix charm are attached to the rosary bracelet with a split ring.

Step 9a of Make Your Own Rosary Instructions: 
The rosary medallion charm and the crucifix charm are attached to the 
rosary bracelet with a split ring.



You did it! Wow, you can make your own rosary bracelet! Lovely...

Make your own rosary bracelet instructions completed.


May you find peace and strength in your beautiful chain beaded rosary bracelet as you use it to recite the rosary, or a portion of it.

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