Tools and Materials Needed:
- This project uses basic beading techniques. You can learn straight stringing and crimping techniques by watching this video. If you create your piece using these instructions, you will make a 6 1/2 inch bracelet (it should fit snugly, cuff style). Simply add a few beads to make the bracelet longer to fit a larger wrist.
- Cut 6 pieces of wire, 14 inches each. Crimp a piece of wire to the first of the 6 loops. String a pattern of 4 jasper beads, 1 bicone, 4 jasper beads, 1 bicone, etc. until you have strung about 50 beads. Put a bead stopper on the end to hold the beads in place. Repeat this process 5 more times to complete all the loops on one side of the clasp.
- Holding two strands together, braid the strands of beads.
- Crimp the strands to the corresponding holes on the other side of the clasp.
4mm Pink Matrix Jasper Round Gemstone Bead 7' Strand - 240 beads or 6 strands (or you can buy the 16 inch strand and only need to get 3)
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 4mm, Crystal AB, 20pc - 50 to 60 beads or 3 bags
Gold Plated Magnetic Clasp With 6 Loops, 14x28mm - 1
Crimp Beads, 14Kt Gold Filled, 2 x 2mm, 50pc - 12 crimps (you can also use gold plated crimps if you prefer)
Beadalon 19-Strand, 30 Feet, .015, Silver - 6,14 inch pieces or 7 feet
Chain Nose Pliers
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
Bead Stoppers - 6