Want to make your own rosary bracelet? Get step by step rosary instructions with photos.
Want to make your own rosary bracelet? Here, learn step by step how to make rosary bracelets with easy illustrated rosary instructions.
In this wire jewelry project, we'll use an easy wire jewelry making technique: simple wire loops.
This handcrafted beaded rosary bracelet is made with wire and Swarovski® crystal beads.
Rosary bracelets are one decade rosaries worn on the wrist.
When I finished making this one decade rosary bracelet, I took it to work to show my friends.
One of my friends liked it so much that I gave it to her.
Skill Level: Beginning Wire Jewelry Making
If you are new to jewelry making, learn and practice these jewelry making techniques first...
Length of bracelet: 8 1/4" (21 cm)
Here is an explanation and pictures of jewelry pliers used in bead jewelry projects.
1. Gather your supplies, tools and beading mat.
Cut a 1 1/4" length of wire and make a simple loop on one end.
Thread a 8mm bead onto the wire. Make a simple loop on the second end of the wire. ( How to Make Simple or Plain Wire Loops Using Wire)
2. Make a total of eleven bead units (10 bead units as hail Mary beads and 1 bead unit as the our Father bead).
3. Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on two bead units. Connect one bead unit to another and close the wire loops.
Connect ten of the bead units together in the same way.
4. The ten hail Mary 8mm bead units measure about 5" (12.7 cm).
The one our Father 8mm bead unit, two split rings and lobster claw clasp measure about 2" (5.1 cm).
I have accounted for 7" (17.8 cm) of my rosary bracelet. My usual bracelet length is about 8 1/4" (21 cm).
5. So, I need a length of chain that measures about 1 1/4" (3.2 cm).
But, instead of one length, cut two 3/4" (1.9 cm) lengths of chain.
6. Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on one of the last
bead units in the chain of ten.
Take on of the lengths of chain and slide one of its first links onto the open wire loop. Close the wire loop.
Take the eleventh bead unit and, using the chain nose pliers, open each of its wire loops
Slide the last link of the length of chain you just connected to the ten bead units onto one of the open loops. Close the wire loop.
Take the second length of chain and slide one of its first links onto the last open wire loop. Close the wire loop.
7. Using the split ring pliers, open one of the larger split rings.
Slide the last link of the second length of chain onto the split ring until it is secure.
8. Using the split ring pliers, open one of the larger split rings.
Slide the lobster claw clasp onto the split ring until it is secure.
Lobster claw clasp attached to the split ring.
Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop of the second end of the bracelet.
Slide the split ring (and lobster claw clasp) onto the open wire loop.
Close the wire loop.
9. Using the split ring pliers, open the last split ring.
Slide the third link of the first length of chain (the length closest to the ten bead units), the rosary medallion charm and the crucifix charm onto the split ring until they are secure.
The rosary medallion charm and the crucifix charm are attached to the rosary bracelet with a split ring.
You did it! Wow, you can make your own rosary bracelet! Lovely...
May you find peace and strength in your beautiful chain beaded rosary bracelet as you use it to recite the rosary, or a portion of it.