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Aqua Mist Gemstone Bracelet

Products used in project:

Aqua Mist Gemstone Bracelet

Items (10)
Qty
Price
Beadalon 7 Strand Flexible Beading Wire 'Bright' 0.012in 30ft
W73
1
Out of stock
X-Titanium Plated Curved Tube Bead 50x4mm Internal 3mm Pk1
MB441
1
Out of stock
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 2mm #1 Pk100
FCR1
1
Out of stock
Antique Silver Lobster Clasp 5x10mm Pk5
F849
1
Out of stock
Silver Plated Chain Extension 4x57.1mm with Teardrop Pk6
F200
1
Out of stock
Silver Plated Iron Jumprings 4mm 0.8mm Thick Pk100
F0210
1
Out of stock
Silver plated necklace ends/calottes/bead tips
F1081
1
Out of stock
X Fluorite Semi Precious Faceted Round Beads 3mm Pk20
EX4522
1
Out of stock
X- Apatite Semi Precious Faceted Round Beads 3mm Pk20
EX4536
1
Out of stock
"X" Aquamarine Semi Precious Faceted Round Beads 3mm Pk20
EX4537
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
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Information about project:

Aqua Mist Gemstone Bracelet

Designed by: Vicki

Difficulty: Beginner

Rating:

Design a completely unique gemstone bracelet with Apatite, Fluorite and Aquamarine beads in a gradient of beautiful blue tones. 

Step 1

Cut a length of beading wire measuring approx. 11" (29cm) long. 

Onto one end, thread through a calotte, upwards through the hinge and into the clam shape. Pick up a crimp bead and thread back down through the calotte. Pull approximately 1.5" (4cm) of wire through and crush the crimp bead with chain nose pliers. 

Close the calotte around the flat crimp bead to hide it. 

Never used calottes and crimps before? Watch our useful how-to video HERE >>

Step 2

Decide on how long you want each side of your bracelet to be and lay out your beads. We chose to thread on 5 x deep blue, 10 x mid blue and 10 x light blue beads, the tube bead and then repeat the bead pattern the opposite way around. 

You will need to use less beads if you need a smaller bracelet or more for a larger bracelet. Remember, you will add an extension chain to the final design which will make the bracelet adjustable.

Step 3

Once you are happy with the beads on your wire, make sure your 1.5" tail wire is hidden under the first few beads. 

You should still have an inch or more of wire left after the last bead. Thread on a calotte and a crimp bead again. Thread back down through the calotte and push the wire through a few beads. Pull this end of wire firmly to close any gaps between beads and bring the calotte up tight to the last bead. 


Step 4

Crush the crimp bead and close the calotte around it. Cut off any excess wire after you're happy you've threaded it through enough beads away from the calotte. 

Step 5

Use the end of your round nose pliers and turn the hook on the calotte twice on itself to make a loop. Do the same on the other end of the bracelet. 

Open a jumpring and thread this onto one of the calotte loops. Add a lobster clasp to this ring and close the jumpring securely. 

Step 6

Onto the other end of the bracelet, add a jumpring and your extension chain. Close the ring securely.