How’s it going? I’ve gotta tell you that I’m definitely enjoying the longer, warmer and sunnier days. It’s great to be able to get outside, even if it’s just for a little bit, and get a breath of fresh air. Olivia seems to enjoy our walks as well, so it’s a win-win for everybody.
Life with a newborn has been quite busy on a day to day basis. The little time I have between feedings is used to clean the house, cook dinner, shower, take care of the dog, and a minute or two for crafting. My craft projects have been pretty small, but I’m happy I still get some time and inspiration to work on them. My last project was a multi-strand bracelet. Something that was simple and that I was able to pick up where I left off as time allowed. Plus, it turned out quite cute!
- beading wire
- beads of various sizes and shapes in the same color hue, violet in my case
- toggle clasp with charm
- two cones
- crimp beads
- jump rings
- jewelry pliers
- bead board
As always, the first thing you need to figure out is the design. I always used a bead board for easy measuring and design. It’s one of the best investments I’ve made in my jewelry supplies. This bracelet consists of 4 five inch strands.
With beading wire and crimp beads, make each strand. Leave a longer loop at each end for the part going in the cone.
Assemble the bracelet. The picture below shows the ends deconstructed. Each strands will be attached to a eyepin, which will be passed through a cone and end on an eyehole. This will be attached to an eyepin with three decorative beads. Finally, the clasp will be attached to this with a jump ring. The other send will have the same design.
Here it is all together.
Once both ends are attached, the bracelet is done and ready to wear.
Hope you have a good weekend!
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