Use simple jewellery making techniques to make this delicate summer seed bead bracelet. With three stands of seed beads, bugle beads and chain, this seed bead bracelet is lightweight and easy to wear all summer long!
You will need:
-seeds beads, I’m using size 10 beads in a opaque turquoise colour.
-bugle beads; I’m using 2mm beads in a frosted pinky peach.
-Chain nose pliers
How to make:
1.Cut 2 x 20cm lengths of beading wire and feed both through a necklace end.
2.Add a crimp bead onto the short ends and towards the open side of the necklace end
3.Squash the crimp bead flat with your chain nose pliers.
4.Feed both of the long ends of beading wire through the last link at the end of a 20cm piece of chain.
5.Begin threading your seed beads onto one of the lengths of beading wire. I find it easiest to pour the small seed beads onto a beading mat and use the end of the beading with to pick them up like a needle. Once you have 15cm of beads, use a bead stopper, piece of washi tape or a clip to stop them coming off.
6.Thread on 15cm of your bugle beads onto the other piece of beading wire.
7.Remove the bead stopper or tape from the first wire, then take both beading wires through the other end of your chain, followed by a necklace end and crimp. Squash the crimp as before.
8.Thread the open hook on one of the necklace ends through the small loop on a trigger clasp and then form into a a teardrop shape with your pilers. Squeeze the two cups together to cover the crimp.
9.Repeat step 8, using a closed jump ring instead of a clasp.
10.And you are done! Wear your lightwe
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