Drop Bead Bracelet
What a fun little bracelet! Drops and beads
of jewel tones are ideal for any occasion.
1 pkg. Ruby 4mm Rounds, (#18051)
1 pkg. Emerald 4mm Rounds, (#18057)
1 pkg. Cobalt 4mm Rounds, (#18059)
1 pkg. Amethyst 4mm Rounds, (#18061)
1 pkg. Teal 4mm Rounds, (#18067)
1 pkg. G/P 1" Thick Head Pins, (#50583)
1 pkg. G/P Lobster Clasps, (#50137)
1 spool SoftFlex (#49106) Qty:
Put two of each of the ruby, emerald, cobalt, amethyst and teal beads
to the side. These are going to be for your drops. Onto one
headpin, first place one of the beads you put to the side. Using a wire
cutter, cut off the excess eye pin leaving approximately 3/16". Using a
flat nose pliers, bend the 3/16" piece of wire 90°. Carefully bend
the 3/16" piece of wire into a loop, and close it tight. Repeat this
with all 20 of the beads you put to the side. Mix up your remaining
String one end of the SoftFlex through a crimp bead, the end of your
lobster clasp, and back through the crimp. Close the crimp bead with crimping
pliers. You can hide the tail in the beads as you string them.
Begin by stringing two of your round 4mm mixed up beads, then string
on a drop. Continue until you have used all your drops or until the
bracelet is the length you want. Using all 20 drops will give you
a 7.5" bracelet.
String a crimp bead, the jump ring for your lobster clasp, and pass
the tail back through the crimp bead and a few of the last beads, pulling
out the slack. Close the crimp with crimping pliers. Trim the tail close
to the bead.