Simple Sparkle Bracelet
When I saw these beads, I knew they were meant to be woven! This piece is fun because it can be dressed up or down. I love the color combination because it matches mostly everything, but you could try it with other color combinations too! Have fun!
Kelly McCoy, Auntie's Beads Designer
Step 1. Use your nipper tool to cut 2, 24” pieces of beading wire.
Step 2. String a crimp bead onto one piece of wire, loop it around one of the loops on your 2 strand clasp, and then thread it (going in the opposite direction) back through your crimp bead. Crimp your crimp bead and leave just enough extra wire to string through your first Chinese crystal bead.
Step 3. Repeat this process with one end of your other piece of beading wire.
Step 4. On the right piece of beading wire, string 2 crystal ab beads. On the left piece, string 3 crystal silver shade beads.
Step 5. Take your right piece of beading wire (the one with 2 crystal ab beads) and string it through the third crystal silver shade bead on your left piece of wire. String your right wire in the bead where your left wire comes out of the bead (they will be going in opposite directions). Pull tightly.
Step 6. String 3 crystal ab beads on your right piece of beading wire and string 2 crystal silver shade beads on your left piece of wire.
Step 7. Take your left piece of wire (the one with 2 crystal silver shade beads) and string it through the third crystal ab bead on your right piece of wire. String your left wire in the bead where your right wire comes out of the bead (they will be going in opposite directions).
Note: So, just to clarify, you will always be using crystal ab on the right side and crystal silver shade on the left side. What will alternate is which side has 2 beads and which side has 3 beads. The side with 2 beads always strings, in the opposite direction, through the third bead on the other side.
Step 8. Repeat this process until the bracelet reaches your desired length. Then, attach each end to your 2 strand clasp. Make sure it lies correctly (isn’t twisted) before your crimp. Use pliers to squeeze crimp covers closed over your crimp beads if you’d like.
Materials and Tools Needed:
Chinese Crystal Faceted Rondelle Strand, Crystal Silver Shade, 6 x 8mm (1 Strand)
Chinese Crystal Faceted Rondelle Strand, Crystal AB, 6 x 8mm (1 Strand)
Two of your favorite colors of Chinese Crystal rondelles in 6 x 8mm
Silver Plated 2-Strand Slide Lock Clasp, 16 x 6mm (1)
49-Strand Wire, .015" Diameter (48 inches)
2x2mm Crimp Beads (4 beads)