How to Make Beaded Bracelets


Ring Around the Rosy Bracelet
Make a ring around the rosy bracelet.
Make a ring around the rosy bracelet.

There's nothing prettier than a garland of flowers. Make this ring around the rosy bracelet, and adorn your wrist with "fresh" flowers.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 strands nylon line, 9 inches each
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 5 transparent flower beads in assorted colors, 5mm
  • 4 transparent flower beads in assorted colors, 10mm

Tools:

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

Step 1: Holding all three 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: Tape the clasp to a table or other flat work surface to hold it in place.

Step 4: Braid the three strands together for about 1/2 inch, then string a 5mm flower bead onto the middle strand.

Step 5: Continue braiding for another 1/2 inch, then string a 10mm flower bead onto the middle strand.

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all nine flower beads have been strung on the bracelet.

Step 7: Continue braiding for another 1/2 inch before finishing with a crimp bead and jump ring.

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