Multi Strand Glass Bead Bracelet Design Idea
(St Louis, MO USA)
Tan and Brown Glass Bead Bracelet
This is a multi strand glass bead bracelet design idea for a plus size bracelet. It's an easy bead jewelry project and instructions!
It contains two strands which are made of glass beads and gold chain. They are attached to a toggle clasp.
The first strand contains tan disc glass beads flanked on either side with smaller brown glass beads and antique goldtone accent beads.
The second strand is all brown and goldtone accent beads. The set is completed with matching earrings.
I love bracelets, but do not wear a standard 7 inch size. So, I started making my own!
Bead Jewelry Instructions
Finished length of bracelet is approximately 8” (20.3 cm).
Prerequisite Jewelry Making LessonHow to Make a Wrapped Wire Loop Above a Bead Using a Head Pin
Jewelry Making Supplies to Make the Bracelet
Five 20mm round disc shaped glass beads
Assortment of other beads ranging in size from 3mm to 8mm
One toggle clasp
7 1/2 inch (19.1 cm) length of jewelry making chain to match clasp
One 1 1/2 inch(3.8 cm) head pin for each bead dangle
Several inches (17.8 cm) of 20 gauge half hard round wire
Six jump rings
Jewelry Making Supplies to Make the Earrings
Two Sheppard’s hook ear wires
two eye pins
six head pins
Jewelry Making Tools
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliersStep 1
Determine the finished length of your bracelet that includes the length of the clasp.
Making the first strand with round disc bead units.Step 2
Make five (5) round disc bead units.
Cut a 3” (7.6 cm) length of 20 gauge wire. Make a wrapped wire loop on one end of the wire. Thread a spacer bead, a disc bead and a spacer bead onto the wire. Make a wrapped wire loop on the second end of the wire.Step 3
Using the chain nose pliers and your thumb and index finger, open a jump ring and attach it to a wire loop of one disc bead unit. Slide the ring of the toggle clasp bar onto the jump ring. Close the jump ring.Step 4
Using the chain nose pliers and your thumb and index finger, open a jump ring and attach it to the second wire loop of the disc bead unit. Slide the jump ring onto the wire loop of a second disc bead unit. Close the
jump ring.Step 5
Repeat Step 4 for each wrapped wire loop of each disc bead unit, attaching the bead units together as pictured above.Step 6
Attach the last jump ring on the last wrapped wire loop of the last disc bead unit to the wire loop on the ‘O’ ring of the toggle clasp. This completes strand number one.
Making the second strand with chain and wrapped wire loop bead units.Step 7
Using wire cutters, cut a 7 ½” length of jewelry making chain.Step 8
Attach the last link on one end of the jewelry making chain to the jump ring (use the chain nose pliers to open it if it is closed) attached to the toggle clasp bar. Close the jump ring.Step 9
Attach the last link on the second end of the jewelry making chain to the jump ring (use the chain nose pliers to open it if it is closed) attached to the wire loop on the ‘O’ ring of the toggle clasp. Close the jump ring.Step 10
Determine how many bead dangle unit you want. Step 11
To make one bead dangle, thread one, two or three beads onto a head pin. Make the first half of a wrapped wire loop above the last bead. Slide the open wrapped wire loop onto a link in the jewelry making chain. Step 12
Repeat Step 11 for each bead dangle unit, spacing each out along the length of the chain.
When you’ve finished attaching your last bead dangle unit, you’re done making the beaded bracelet.
Make the Bead earringsStep 1
Thread a few beads onto an eye pin. Make a simple wire loop atop the last bead.Step 2
Thread a few beads onto a head pin. Make a simple wire loop atop the last bead. Make three of these bead units.Step 3
Attach the wire loop of all the three head pin bead units into one wire loop of the eye pin bead units. This will be the bottom of the earring.Step 4
Open the top wire loop of the eye pin bead unit and attach it to the Sheppard’s hook earwire.Step 5
Repeat Steps 1 to 5 to make a second earring.
I hope you have fun making this bead jewelry project and enjoy wearing your new jewelry set!
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