Two-Piece Bracelet Set with Gemstone Beads and Antique Silver-Plated Metal Beads

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

These bracelets feature matte blue aventurine and sodalite gemstone beads. Their matte surfaces give them a "softer" look that contrasts well with other beads. Blue aventurine is well known for its sparkling effect known as "aventurescence" and is believed to promote optimism and mental healing. It pairs well with sodalite which showcases a medium to deep blue-violet shade, accented with white, grey or brown calcite that gives it the look of denim lapis.

Powercord is a great way to make one-size-fits-all bracelets. The major advantage of latex-free Powercord is that it returns to its original shape after stretching. Powercord bracelets can be easily marketed and sold in pairs for business success. Offer customers the ability to choose two or more bracelets or pair together for coordinated stacking.

This bracelet pairing uses two antique silver-plated brass beads on one bracelet and one on the other. This slight variation makes for a perfect match and adds visual interest. These highlighted beads have an intricate design of interlocking circles for a stylish presentation.

Take advantage of the stacking bracelet trend and pair off Powercord bracelets for stylish jewelry offerings and quick sales.

Sodalite Gemstone Beads
TierraCast Beads Beaded Rondelle Beads Powercord

Bracelet One

STEP 1
Cut two 8-inch lengths of Powercord® elastic cord.
STEP 2
String the following onto one end of the Powercord:

Tip: Bead Stoppers™ will secure your beads to prevent accidental spills while stringing.
  • One 11mm beaded round
  • Three sets of:
    • One dark blue riverstone 8mm round
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
    • One blue aventurine matte 6x4mm rondelle
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
  • Six sets of:
    • One sodalite 6mm round
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
    • One blue aventurine matte 6x4mm rondelle
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
  • Two sets of:
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
    • One dark blue riverstone 8mm round
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
    • One blue aventurine matte 6x4mm rondelle
  • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
  • One dark blue riverstone 8mm round
STEP 3
Tie the ends of the bracelet together using a surgeon's knot. Add a drop of E6000® adhesive to the knot, then pull the beaded round over the knot to conceal it.

Bracelet Two

STEP 1
Cut two 8-inch lengths of Powercord elastic cord.
STEP 2
String the following onto one end of the Powercord:

Tip: Bead Stoppers will secure your beads to prevent accidental spills while stringing.
  • One 11mm beaded round
  • Two sets of:
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
    • One sodalite 8x5mm rondelle
    • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
    • One dark blue riverstone 8mm round
    • Two 5x1.5mm beaded rondelles
    • One blue aventurine matte 6x4mm rondelle
    • Two 5x1.5mm beaded rondelles
    • One dark blue riverstone 8mm round
STEP 3
Continue to string:
  • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
  • One sodalite 8x5mm rondelle
  • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
  • Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 2 then string the following.
  • One dark blue riverstone 8mm round
  • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
  • One sodalite 8x5mm rondelle
  • One 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle
STEP 4
Tie the ends of the bracelet together using a surgeon's knot. Add a drop of E6000® adhesive to the knot, then pull the beaded round over the knot to conceal it.

: : : Additional Resources : : :

  • ''Knots'' how-to video and illustrated instructions

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