Instructions

FIRST STRAND:

  1. Thread the end of one piece of wire through a crimp bead.
  2. Add the clasp, then thread the wire back through the crimp bead.
  3. Snug the crimp bead up to the clasp, leaving a short tail of beading wire, and secure the crimp bead with the crimping pliers or flat-nose pliers.
  4. String on one 2mm silver round bead (clip off excess wire if the end of the wire is not covered by the bead), * one pale pink crystal, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, nine clear seed beads, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, one medium pink crystal, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, nine clear seed beads, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, one clear cube bead, one sterling silver round bead, nine clear seed beads, one 2mm sterling silver round bead; repeat from * twice and add one pale pink crystal and one sterling silver round bead to complete the strand.
  5. String on a crimp bead, thread wire through the other half of the clasp, then back through the crimp bead and the 2mm sterling silver round bead.
  6. Crimp the crimp bead closed using the crimping pliers or flat-nose pliers.
  7. Use flush cutter to cut off excess beading wire as close as possible to the 2mm sterling silver bead.

SECOND STRAND:

  1. Using a crimp bead as before, attach a second strand of beading wire to clasp.
  2. * String on one 3mm sterling silver round bead, one medium pink crystal, one 3mm sterling silver round bead and one clear crystal cube; repeat from * 12 times and add one 3mm sterling silver round bead. (The strand should be the same length as the first strand.)
  3. Using crimp bead, attach second strand to the other half of the clasp as before. Use flush cutter to cut off excess beading wire.

THIRD STRAND:

  1. Using a crimp bead as before, attach the third strand of beading wire to the clasp.
  2. * String on one 2mm sterling silver round bead, one pearl, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, one pale pink crystal, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, one medium pink crystal, one 2mm sterling silver round bead, and one pale pink crystal; repeat from * seven times and add one 2mm sterling silver round bead. (The strand should be the same length as the first two strands.)
  3. Using crimp bead, attach the third strand to the other half of the clasp as before. Use flush cutter to cut off excess beading wire.

 

Finished Size: Bracelet measures about 1-1/2 inches wide by 7-3/4 inches long.

 

Craft originally sent in by Jill Hackman of Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania