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How to Make Beaded Bracelets


Lilac Lady Bracelet
Lavender and white beads add elegance.
Lavender and white beads add elegance.

Decorate your wrist with these dainty pearls, and you'll feel like a lady all day long.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 strands nylon line, 9 inches each
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 12 crimp beads
  • 12 round white pearlized beads, 2mm
  • 6 round lavender pearlized beads, 2mm
  • 5 silvertone heart beads

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Transparent or masking tape

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: Separate the strands. String two white beads on one strand, and string one lavender bead on the other.

Step 4: Bring the strands back together and string on a crimp bead. Crimp down one inch from the ­previous crimp bead. The pearl beads will float loosely on the nylon line.

Step 5: String a heart bead and a crimp bead onto both strands, and crimp down snugly against the bead.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3 through 5 until all beads have been strung.

Step 7: Finish with a jump ring and crimp bead. Before you crimp down, make sure there is one inch of space between the last two crimp beads.

Get the party started with the stylish bracelet you'll learn about next.

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