Bracelet with Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sterling Silver Bead Caps

Have a blast making a colorful dotted glass bracelet that looks like it came from a North Pole workshop. Single-strand holiday project great for large beading classes.

STEP 1
Measure and cut a 10-inch length of brick red Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. Thread onto the beading wire, one silver-plated crimp bead and the loop on the ring half of the blue enameled toggle clasp.

Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long, then pull the crimp and bead tight against the loop of the clasp. Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using side-cutting pliers, cut the 1-inch tail.

For a professional look finish, place a crimp cover over the crimp bead then, using chain-nose pliers, gently close the crimp cover for a secure fit.
STEP 2
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Light Siam Swarovski cube bead
  • White alabaster Swarovski cube bead
  • Light Siam Swarovski cube bead
  • Sterling silver bead cap
  • 12mm dotted glass bead
  • Sterling silver bead cap
Repeat Step 2 for a total of five 12mm dotted glass beads strung onto the beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Light Siam Swarovski cube bead
  • White alabaster Swarovski cube bead
  • Light Siam Swarovski cube bead
  • Crimp bead
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 for a total of five 12mm dotted glass beads strung onto the beading wire.
STEP 4
String the loop on the other half of the blue enameled toggle clasp onto the beading wire, then pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead and pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the clasp are closer to the beads. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the bracelet, yet the strand is not taut, it should have a nice drape. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Cut the tail of the beading wire. Place a crimp cover over the crimp bead then, using chain-nose pliers, gently squeeze the crimp cover closed.

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