15 November 2011
Simple Beaded Bracelet Tutorial
My mom introduced me to beading jewelry. While our tastes differ considerably, there are underlying basics that carry through each piece of jewelry.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to customize a pile of beads into a handmade bracelet:
Jump rings (optional)
1. Measure wire for wrist plus a few inches (you can always trim when you're finished!)
I choose not to use jump rings because when my girls yank on my jewelry, that's always the weak link. If you prefer to use a jump ring, make a small loop with the crimp bead, attach the jump ring through the loop and the end of the clasp onto the jump ring).
you may need to trim the wire at this point so there is no excess wire once the bracelet is finished).