Monday, 13 May 2013

Birthstone Bracelet

Made as a present for a September birthday


Materials

Lobster Clasp
Extension chain
2 x 2mm silver crimp beads
Approx 10" beading wire
20 x 4mm smooth silver beads
8 x 6mm white glass pearls
8 x 6mm sapphire blue bicone crystals
2 x 5mm silver rondelle spacer beads
Small silver charm - e.g. gothic style cross

Cut a 10" length of beading wire
Attach a crimp and the clasp to one end, looping the beading wire back through the crimp.

Thread the beads in the following order:

2 x 4mm silver beads
*
1 x 6mm pearl
1 x 4mm silver bead
1 x 6mm bicone
1 x 4mm silver bead
*
Repeat * to * twice more

1 x 6mm pearl
1 x 4mm silver bead
1 x 6mm bicone
1 x 4mm silver bead
1 x 5mm rondelle
1 x silver charm
1 x 5mm rondelle
1 x 4mm silver bead

*
1 x 6mm bicone
1 x 4mm silver bead
1 x 6mm pearl
1 x 4mm silver bead
*

Repeat * to *  three times more

1 x 4mm silver bead

Attach a crimp and the extension chain to the end, looping the beading wire back through the crimp.

Trim away any excess beading wire.




Saturday, 4 May 2013

Pearl Bracelet



Materials I Used

Toggle Clasp
2 x 2mm silver crimp beads
2 x silver crimp covers.
Approx 10" beading wire
12 x 8mm silver snowflake spacer beads
10 x 5mm silver rondelle spacer beads
18 x 8mm white glass pearls
1 Tibetan silver heart charm

Note:  This makes a bracelet of finished length 9" including the clasp. 

Cut a 10" length of beading wire
Attach a crimp and one side of the toggle clasp to one end, looping the beading wire back through the crimp.  Flatten the crimp with your pliers. Add a crimp cover.

Thread the beads in the following order:
1 x 5mm silver rondelle spacer bead
1 x 8mm silver snowflake spacer bead
2 x  8mm white glass pearls

Once you have used up all the white pearls add a silver snowflake spacer, a silver rondelle spacer and a crimp bead.
Attach the heart charm and the other side of the toggle clasp, loop the beading wire back through the crimp.  Add a crimp cover.

Trim off any unwanted beading wire.