Beading / Jewelry

Survivor's Bracelet

By  Dawn Gehring 

What better status symbol than one that proclaims she's made it? Honor breast cancer survivors in your life with this handmade testament to hope.

  • Survivor's Bracelet
  • Survivor's Bracelet


  • 8- or 6-bezel silver bracelet kit
  • Pink patchwork paper
  • Alphabet rub-on letters
  • Pink ribbon, 3/16”


  • Needlenose pliers
  • Circle punch or template, same size as bezel
  • Therm O Web Zots Paper-Thin Clear Adhesive Dots, 1/2”

Basic Supplies

  • scissors
  • 1. Punch or cut eight circles from pink paper, varying patterns; for smaller wrists, punch six circles. Place circles in desired order. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply lowercase rub-on letters to circles; for smaller wrists, spell "hope" across four center circles.
  • 2. Use adhesive dot to adhere each circle to bracelet bezels. Press self-adhesive lenses firmly to bezels. Follow manufacturer's instructions to assemble bracelet.
  • 3. Cut 3" length from ribbon. Tie ribbon into half-bow "pink ribbon" around bracelet near clasp; trim ends.
  • Tips
  • 1. For smaller projects, try patchwork paper - a single sheet gives you multiple design options. Better yet, raid your scrap stash!
  • 2. Try different variations of this project, such as a family or pet photo bracelet, yellow ribbon and military sentiments for a soldier's spouse or parent, or a "Mommy" or "Bride" gift.