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How to Make Beaded Bracelets


Crystal Ball Bracelet
The crystal ball says you'll look cool in this bracelet.
The crystal ball says you'll look cool in this bracelet.

When you look into the future, you'll see yourself having a great time wearing this crystal ball bracelet. Slip it on and have a ball.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 strands nylon line, 14 inches each
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 7 silver-lined seed beads, 2mm
  • 108 transparent pink seed beads, 1mm
  • 6 plastic faceted transparent beads, 8mm

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: Holding both strands of nylon line together at one end, attach them to the clasp with a crimp bead. To do this, slide a crimp bead and then a clasp onto the end of the nylon line. Thread the nylon line back through the crimp bead, and pull it tight so the crimp bead is close to the clasp.

Step 2: Using needle-nose pliers or crimping pliers, flatten the crimp bead so it stays in place. Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim the excess line as close to the crimp bead as possible, but only on the short end. Obviously, you need to leave the long end in order to string the beads.

Step 3: String a silver-lined seed bead onto both strands, then separate the two strands.

Step 4: On one strand, string on 18 pink seed beads.

Step 5: On the other strand, string on one faceted bead.

Step 6: Bring the two strands back together.

Step 7: Repeat steps 3 through 6 until all the beads have been strung.

Step 8: Finish with a crimp bead and jump ring.

When you're in the mood for an evening party you'll want to wear the elegant bracelet on the next page.

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