How to Make Beaded Bracelets


Pastel Party Bracelet
Be the hit of the party with this pastel bracelet.
Be the hit of the party with this pastel bracelet.

This pretty little pastel party bracelet is sure to put you in a partying mood.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 strands nylon line, 12 inches each
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 12 crimp beads
  • 5 tubular color-lined beads, assorted pastel colors
  • 12 frosted round beads, size 6, assorted pastel colors

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: Holding the 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: String another crimp bead onto all three strands, leaving approximately 1/2-inch space between crimp and clasp. Crimp down.

Step 4: String a tubular bead and another crimp bead onto all three strands, sliding them up so they are snugly against the other crimp bead. Crimp in place.

Step 5: Next, separate the strands and string one frosted round bead on each strand.

Step 6: Bring the strands back together and string another crimp bead onto all three strands. Slide it up so there is one inch between crimp beads. Crimp in place.

Step 7: Add a tubular bead and a crimp bead. Crimp down snugly against the bead.

Step 8: Repeat steps 5 through 7 until all the beads have been strung and crimped in place.

Step 9: Finish the bracelet with a crimp bead and jump ring. Before you crimp down, make sure there is a one-inch space between the last bead and the jump ring.

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