Bracelet with Assorted Gemstone Beads and Sterling Silver Beads

Made up of a diverse collection of gemstone, glass, metal, and natural beads, this bracelet fuses them into a fun-loving design. No matter where the eye falls, there's something captivating. Use this straightforward technique to make your own bracelet of beads.
STEP 1
Cut a 30-inch length of nylon cord and thread a twisted wire needle on each end. Cut a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and thread it to the middle of the cord. String through the loop on the ring part of the clasp and center the French wire in the clasp loop. Thread both needles through a silver spacer bead and tie the cords together with a square knot right against the bead, tightening the French wire into a small loop that encloses the clasp loop. Dot the knot with glue and let it dry (about 10 minutes).
STEP 2
String both needles through all the beads on the strand except the last one. Make sure the cords are pulled evenly through the beads. The order of the beads is as follows:
  • Another silver spacer bead
  • Pearl square
  • Silver rondelle
  • Amethyst bead
  • Silver rondelle
  • Dark green fancy jasper faceted rondelle
  • Silver rondelle
  • Coral disk
  • Silver rondelle
  • Carved bone rondelle
  • DZi bead about 25mm long
  • Carved bone rondelle
  • Silver rondelle
  • Turquoise nugget
  • Silver rondelle
  • Faceted quartz crystal
  • Silver rondelle
  • Silver bead
  • Silver rondelle
  • Faceted serpentine bead
  • Silver rondelle
  • Citrine nugget
  • Silver rondelle
  • Square pearl
  • Silver spacer bead
STEP 3
String the last bead, another silver spacer, on one needle. Then string a 1/2 inch piece of French wire on that needle. Thread it through the clasp loop on the bar side of the clasp and take it back through the last bead. Tighten the cord to draw up the French wire loop and tie the two cords together below the final bead with a square knot. Glue the knot, then pass each needle back through a bead or two. Cut off the excess cord when the glue is dry.

The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.

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