1. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 36 inches. String the following beads: a seed bead, a 6mm pearl, a seed bead, an 8mm pearl, a seed bead, a 6mm pearl, a seed bead, and another 8mm pearl. Make sure your 8mm pearl is the last bead on the left side. Cross over with the right wire through the last 8mm pearl on the left. Your threads should be running out of the same bead but in opposite directions.
2. On your left wire, pick up a seed bead, a 6mm pearl, a seed bead, and an 8mm pearl. On your right wire, pick up a seed bead, a 6mm pearl, and a seed bead. Cross over with your right wire through the 8mm pearl on the left. Again, your threads should be coming out of the same bead but in different directions.
3. Repeat step 2 until you have used all 16 of your 8mm pearls. You should have about 6 inches worth of beading at this point.
4. On your left thread, pick up a seed bead, a 6mm pearl, a seed bead, and a crimp bead. Run your wire through one of the loops on the ring part of the toggle. (NOTE: It is important that you connect to the ring part now. The instructions for connecting to the bar part are different.) Run your wire back down through the crimp bead, seed bead and 6mm pearl. Use your chain nose pliers to flat crimp the crimp bead. Use your Nipper tool to trim excess wire.
5. Repeat step 4 on the right.
6. Take a piece of your left over beading wire and run it through the pearl on the end of the bracelet. Add a seed bead, a crimp bead, and 2 more seed beads on the left side. Run your wire through one of the loops on the bar part of the toggle then back down through the beads just added. (Adding these extra seed beads will enable you to have more ease when fastening.) Use your pliers to flat crimp the crimp bead. Trim excess wire.
7. Repeat step 6 on the other side to complete the bracelet.
Materials and Tools Needed:
Glass Pearl Strand, Chocolate, 8mm (1 Strand, 16 pieces) Glass Pearl Strand, 6mm, Cream (1 Strand, 34 pieces) Miyuki Seed Beads, Transparent Root Beer, 11/0 Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30ft., .012, Satin Copper (about 36 inches) Antique Copper Plate Toggle, Heirloom 2 Loop Antique Copper Plate Crimp Bead, 2 x 2 mm, Bag of 50 (4 pieces) Nipper Tool Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
I think this pattern has taken over my mind, as I can no longer come up with anything else to make but these. LOL I absolutely love this pattern and it's so much fun, watching it 'come to life' in just a couple rows. I didn't notice the double-loop toggle prior to making this and used a regular one, which also works. I've used this pattern to make my own variations with other beads and they all come out looking absolutely beautiful!
Reviewed by: Jackie from Fort Wayne, IN.
Precious Pearl Bracelet
I loved making this bracelet. It only took about 20 minutes. I can't wait to make more with different color beads. I did have to restring my first bracelet a few times. I believe a smaller crimp bead is needed for this bracelet.
Reviewed by: Susan Butler from Connecticut.
Precious Pearl Bracelet
I''''m always looking for new ways to make glass pearls into beautiful bracelets and necklaces and with this design, you have hit on a very nice design for glass pearls. It would be great in any color pearls.