Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Capture the beauty of a summer garden in full bloom with an easy-breezy beaded bracelet.
- Ruby Czech glass bell-shaped flower beads, center-drilled, 8mm, 25
- Swarovski Faceted Crystal Bicone Beads, assorted colors, 50
- Blue Moon Beads Sterling-Plated Chain, medium wide cable, 7” length
- Sterling silver headpins, 22-gauge, 1” long, 25
- Silver jump ring
- Lobster clasp
- Round-nose pliers
Place two different colored bicone beads on a headpin. Place a bell-shaped flower bead on the headpin so the opening of the bell faces the beads.
Push the beads all the way down until they rest on the end of the headpin. Bend the wire 90° where it exits the top of the bell-shaped flower bead. Grab the bend wire at the very tip with the round-nose pliers. Rotate the pliers to curl the wire into a complete loop. (Note: You may need to reposition the pliers halfway through.)
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 25 beaded flower headpins.
To attach each flower to the chain, open the wire loop at the top of each flower with the round-nose pliers. Hook the wire through a link in the chain then close the loop again. Continue adding the flowers to links in the chain, making sure they are evenly spaced. Leave a 1/2” tail on one end of the chain.
To finish the bracelet, attach the lobster clasp to the other end of the chain using a jump ring.
by Jennifer & Kitty O’Neil (www.RunningWithSisters.com)