How to Make an Amethyst Bracelet and Earring Set
Published December 2012
Designed By Katie Hacker / Content Supplied by Beadalon
Materials & Tools:
Beadalon® 19 Strand wire, .018 diameter, bright color
Twenty-three assorted 8-10mm amethyst glass beads
Two 2mm silver crimp tubes
Silver toggle clasp
Ten silver head pins
Round nose pliers
Beadalon Nipper tool
Two 8mm amethyst glass beads
Two 10-12mm amethyst glass beads
Two silver head pins
Two silver eye pins
Two silver ear wires
Beadstrom™ Round Nose pliers
Beadalon Nipper tool
Bracelet How To:
1. Cut three 12" lengths of Beadalon® 19 Strand wire. Hold the strands together and string a crimp tube 1/2" from the end. String the wire through half of the clasp and back into the crimp tube to form a loop. Use crimping pliers to crimp the crimp tube.
2. On one strand, leave 1/2", then string a glass bead. Wrap the Beadalon® wire around the bead and place the end of the Beadalon® wire back through the same hole to hold it in place. String five beads 1" apart along the length of the strand.
3. Leave 3/4" and 1" on the other strands, then repeat the technique to string four beads 1" apart along the length of the strand.
4. Hold the strands together and string a crimp tube and half of the clasp. Place the strand ends back into the crimp tube to form a loop. Adjust the strands so the bracelet is 7 1/4" long (or the desired length). Use crimping pliers to crimp the crimp tube.
5. String a glass bead onto a head pin. Use round nose pliers to make a loop above the bead. Trim off any excess wire. Make ten beaded pins. Open the loops and attach one beaded pin between every two beads on the bracelet.
Earrings How To:
6. Choose two sets of larger matching glass beads and two sets of smaller matching glass beads. String the larger bead onto an eye loop. Use round nose pliers to make a loop above the bead. Trim off any excess wire, then attach the beaded pin to an ear wire. String the smaller glass bead onto a head pin and make a loop above the bead. Trim off any excess wire and attach the smaller bead to the loop below the larger bead. Repeat for the other earring.
Project Tip: For a quick and easy version of this bracelet, simply omit the beaded charms.