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How to Make Beaded Bracelets

A Little Fishy Bracelet

Spend a day at the beach with this bracelet.
Spend a day at the beach with this bracelet.

Fishy, fishy, in the brook...You've caught the coolest fish in the pond with this fun "a little fishy bracelet" for your ankle.

What You'll Need:

  • 19 inches nylon line
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 6 cobalt blue square beads, 5mm
  • 1 iridescent fish bead


  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: Attach the clasp to one end of the nylon line 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 blue bead onto the nylon line. Bring the line around the bead and back through the same side of the bead. Leaving a one-inch space between the crimp bead and the blue bead, pull the nylon line snugly against the bead to hold it in place.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 twice, leaving a 1/2-inch space between blue beads.

Step 5: Next, string on the fish bead.

Step 6: Repeat step 3 three more times.

Step 7: Finish the ankle bracelet with a crimp bead and jump ring. Before you crimp down, make sure there is a one-inch space between the last blue bead and the jump ring.

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