While browsing through a Department store recently my eyes caught some beautiful pearly beaded bracelets. I'm not really a jewelry designer but I figured, what the heck. I could try and create something similar and it wouldn’t cost me as much as the ready-made prices. I am fortunate enough to own a bead design board, but you can easily substitute a kitchen towel to set up your design and keep the beads from rolling while you are working.
You will need:
Some pearlized glass beads in desired colors (or beads of choice)
Needle nosed pliers, round nosed pliers and wire cutters
Eye pins (I used sterling because of allergies but you can use regular findings)
Spring rings or lobster claw clasp
1. Poke the Eye pin through the center of the bead. Using the wire cutters snip the cut end about to about a ¼”.
2. Using the round nosed pliers bend down to the left and then at the base bend the other way into a round shape making sure the ends meet to close. You will have rings on both sides of the bead. (After you do a few it gets easier)
3. Use a jump ring to attach the beads together. Use a twisting motion to open the jump rings rather than just pulling apart. Make sure the ends meet to close. Make the bracelet as long you need.
4. Attach the spring ring with a jump ring to the last bead on one side and you are done!
5. Wear with pride.