1. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 10 inches. String a crimp bead toward one end. Run the wire through half of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Secure the crimp bead. Apply your crimp cover (if using).
2. String your beads in the following order: 4mm copper round, 6mm bicone, bead cap (cupping the bicone), pearl, bead cap (turned away from the pearl), bicone, heishi, pearl, heishi, 8mm round crystal, bead cap (cupping the crystal), pearl, bead cap (turned away from the pearl), 8mm round crystal, heishi, pearl, heishi, 10mm round crystal.
3. The 10mm round is the center of the bracelet. Use the first half of the bracelet as a guide to finish the piece by mirroring the work you have already done.
4. String a crimp bead. Run your wire through the other half of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Secure the crimp bead. Apply your crimp cover (if using).
Materials and Tools Needed:
8mm Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Cream (1 Strand, 8 pieces) Swarovski Crystal, 10mm Round, Faceted, Crystal (1 piece) Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Round, Faceted, Crystal (4 pieces) Swarovski Crystal, 6mm Bicone, Crystal (4 pieces) Antique Copper Plate Nugget Heishi, 5mm (8 pieces) Antique Copper Plate Leaf Bead Cap (8 pieces) Bright Copper Round Beads, 4 mm, Bag of 25 (2 pieces) Antique Copper Plate Toggle, Large Keepsake Antique Copper Plate Crimp Bead, 2 x 2 mm, Bag of 50 (2 pieces) Copper Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, Bag of 10 (2 pieces - optional) Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018 (about 10 inches) Nipper Tool Designer Crimper Tool Chain Nose Pliers (if using crimp covers)
I made this design using rose gold pearls and copper crystals - wow, really nice single strand bracelet. I am now thinking of making a similar pearl and crystal two-strand using the lapis pearls and haven't decided on the color of the crystals yet - maybe green. I will just have to start a strand and try some combinations until I see what I like best. I do like the bead caps and toggle in antique copper.
Reviewed by: Linda Archer from Oklahoma.
Interesting idea - love it!
I too usually think of crystals and white pearls together as wedding jewelery. This was an amazing idea. I made the bracelet, and made a matching pair of earrings too. I can wear it almost with anything and anywhere.
Thanks for sharing this design
Reviewed by: AS from Pennsylvania.
Contemporary Crystal Bracelet
I absolutely love this bracelet! I had to do some substituting because everything was out of stock, but I actually ended up liking mine better! Thanks for another beautiful design!!
Reviewed by: Sarah from IN.
This bracelet is so easy to make and absolutely stunning to wear!! I made it for myself to wear at my own wedding and am making one for my stepmom-to-be! Definitely a timeless classic!
Reviewed by: Candayce from Virginia.