Homemade jewelry is easy and fun. It is the personal touch that shows just how much you care. For gifts or your own collection, hand crafted jewelry helps to create a unique statement. Want to learn how to make bead bracelets? Try this beginner beading tutorial… How to Make A Beaded a Bracelet. Follow step by step bead jewelry making instructions! Use an easy bead stringing technique called crimping to make a simple, yet awesome bead bracelet. These instructions are for beginners and show you how to make a simple beaded bracelet using beading wire, silver bead spacers, and the crystal or stone beads of your choice.
Jewelry Making Supplies
- 9 10mm round beads (I love jasper, any kind.)
- 14 6mm bicone crystals
- 22 4mm silver spacers (any kind)
- 2 2mm crimp beads
- 2 3mm crimp covers
- 1 toggle clasps
- beading wire, .014 or .015 diameter
- Beading Board
Jewelry Making Tools and/or Pliers
- Crimping pliers
- Wire cutters
- 1. Gather supplies, tools and beads.Decide how long you want your bracelet to be and add 6″ (15.2 cm). An average length for a bracelet is about seven inches but can be altered if you already know the size of the wrist. Cut a piece of beading wire to that length. In row one of a beading board, layout beaded bracelet pattern as shown to within one inch of finished length.Pattern: Center one 10mm bead on the ‘0’ mark, then on both sides of it place one 4mm silver spacer, one crystal, another spacer, and one 10mm bead. Repeat this pattern until you have placed four 10mm beads on each side of the ‘0’ mark. Then place and repeat one spacer, a 6mm crystal and another spacer pattern until you are within one inch of the finished end of your bracelet.To adjust the size add or remove beads now. Later, after stringing and temporarily securing the clasp, when you check the fit of your bracelet you can also add or remove beads. String all the beads. Check pattern to make sure you like it. Make any adjustments to the pattern by unstringing and restringing beads to your liking.
To complete the bracelet you need to attach the clasps to each end. Take the end of the wire and string it through a crimp bead and through the eye hole in the clasp. Take it back down through the same crimp bead and use wire crimpers to close the crimp bead. Use pliers to snip off the end of the wire at the clasp. Repeat process at the other end of the bracelet.