How to Make a Sweet Sapphire Bracelet
Published December 2012
Designed By Katie Hacker / Content Supplied by Beadalon
Materials & Tools:
24 length of .015 diameter gold Beadalon 7 beading wire
8 gold #2 Beadalon crimp beads
2 gold #2 Beadalon crimp tubes
5 light blue 12mm wavy oval glass beads
98 mixed blue E beads
Gold toggle clasp
Beadstrom™ Chain Nose Pliers
Designer Flush Cutters
A.E beads are a common name for size 6/0 seed beads.
B. This bracelet works well in a variety of color combinations. Try mixing red E beads with large black beads or green E beads with large purple beads.
C.This bracelet fits a 7 wrist. To adjust the pattern for a different size, use a bead board to arrange the beads and measure before stringing.
1. Cut the beading wire into three equal lengths.
2.Hold the wires together as one and pass one end through a crimp tube and half of the clasp.
3.Pass the wires back through the crimp tube and use a crimping tool to crimp it.
4.Pass the wires through one E bead and a light blue bead.
5.Separate the wires and pass each one through eight E beads.
6.Hold the wires together again and pass them through a crimp bead (dont crimp it), a light blue bead and another crimp bead.
7.Repeat Steps 5-6 two more times.
8.Separate the wires and pass each one through eight seed beads.
9.Hold the wires together and pass them through a crimp bead, a light blue bead, an E bead, a crimp tube and half of the clasp.
10.Pass the wires back through the crimp tube and use a crimping tool to crimp it.
11.Pull gently on the bracelet to make sure the crimps are secure and then cut off any extra wire.