Thursday, May 1, 2014

How to Make Flower Beaded Bracelets

Today I'd like to show you my latest variation of a bracelet that I shared last week on the Prima Bead blog. This flower beaded bracelet is perfect for spring and for any little girl.  I made them for my two youngest daughters.

How to Make a Flower Beaded Bracelet
I love how they turned out. And more importantly, my girls love them too. I made two slightly different styles.
How to Make a Flower Beaded Bracelet
To make your own you will need:
large flower bead {or other focal bead}
small beads - {6mm or 8mm work great}
.45 mm beading wire
crimp beads
toggle clasp
wire cutters
crimping pliers

How to Make a Flower Beaded Bracelet

 Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut your wire to about 10 inches long.
Step 2: Insert your wire through a crimp tube, then through the toggle clasp, and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the crimp tube.
Step 3: String on 9  {6mm} beads.
Step 4: Add your focal bead.
Step 5: String on 9 more {6mm} beads.
Step 6: String on a crimp tube, insert the wire through the remaining toggle clasp, back through the crimp tube, and through a few beads. Pull wire tight and cut excess wire.

The final bracelet length is 7 inches. That size fits both my 4 and 6 year old.

If you use larger beads or your focal bead is larger or smaller than mine, adjust the amount of beads on each side to create the length you desire.  This may take a little trial and error to figure out how many beads you need on each side to center your bead.

How to Make a Flower Beaded Bracelet

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1 comment :

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