Cuff bracelets are stiff circular or oval shaped bracelets that, instead of having a clasp, are open on the backside - just enough to allow the bracelet to be slid around your wrist and stay on, without easily slipping off. A lot of folks mistakingly think that all wide bracelets are referred to as cuff bracelets, even if they have a clasp, but wide bracelets can be made in many different techniques and styles. Many folks also confuse bangle bracelets with cuff bracelets. Bangles bracelets (which, unlike cuff bracelets, can be either stiff or flexible) are made to be permanently closed so that you must slide the bracelet over your entire hand in order to wear it on your wrist. If you’re looking for bangle bracelets, click here. If you’re looking for wide bracelets with clasps, type the keywords “wide bracelet” in the search bar at the top of our header.
If you want to learn how to make a beaded cuff bracelet, we have a couple of beaded cuff bracelet patterns for you to try - with more wire cuff bracelets, and wire-wrapped cuff bracelets in particular, that we’ll be adding here in the near future. So, make sure to check back often, or subscribe to our newsletter, and be notified of fun new beading patterns as they’re released.
Remember, all of our bracelet beading patterns will hold your hand every step of the way, ensuring you’ll have fun and will be successful with your handmade bracelet - we guarantee it! Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns and, as always, bead happy!
Cara & Lane