Double-Strand Bracelet with Malachite Gemstone Beads, Swarovski® Crystals and Silver-Plated Brass Beads

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

Malachite stones were used by ancient Egyptians as early as 3000 B.C. Malachite is believed to balance the mind to relieve feelings of being scattered and unfocused. This stone of transformation is commonly believed to help with emotional balance, reminding us to keep a positive outlook on life, and opens the heart to love. These gem-quality, finely banded malachite gemstones are a blend of lush medium and dark greens. No two strands or beads are alike, making them a great choice for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Latex-free Powercord® is valued for its ability to return to its original shape after stretching and knots easily to terminate strands. This stretchy Powercord bracelet is easy to get on and off and fits all sizes of wrists. This bracelet design can be marketed as friendship bracelets and different stones can be substituted for endless design possibilities.

The cultured freshwater pearls make a beautiful pairing with the malachite gemstone beads and have a deep luster with an elegant white color. The pearls and malachite gemstone beads are cleverly strung with Swarovski’s rose montées--flat back crystals that come pre-mounted in a silver-plated pewter base metal setting with two stringing directions--for a stunning result. Crimp covers are used for a professional-looking finish.

Power up your jewelry lines and stretch your jewelry-making success with this fast-selling bracelet design that’s sure to be a big hit.

Malachite Gemstone Beads
White Lotus Pearls Swarovski Montées Powercord
Cut two 12-inch lengths of 0.8mm Powercord®.
String the following pattern onto one length of Powercord ten times:
  • One 8mm malachite round
  • One 3mm silver-plated round
  • One light Colorado topaz SS30 montée
  • One 3mm silver-plated round
String one 8mm semi-round pearl and one 3mm silver-plated round onto the second length of cord.

Pass the cord through the first montée added on the first cord through the perpendicular hole.

Repeat, passing through the next montée in the opposite direction. Continue along the entire first strand.

Note: A wide eye needle may be needed to pass through each montée a second time.
Tie each set of cord ends together using a surgeon's knot then add a bit of adhesive for additional security.

Add a crimp cover over each knot.

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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