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Leafy beads pearl and crystal bracelet

This one-of-a-kind bracelet is the perfect solution for a last-minute party invitation, as a hostess gift or a fashion statement! 

Use marquise-cut stones to create a look that can be made in colors for every season. Or consider mixing smooth and faceted gemstones or alternating colors to create an unexpected visual dynamic.

 SUPPLIES

  • 12-in. (30cm) strand 8 x 15mm marquise-cut gemstones, top drilled
  • 10–12 4mm round crystals
  • 5–6 6mm potato-shaped pearls
  • 2 3mm round spacers
  • flexible beading wire, .014 or .015
  • 2 crimp beads
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose or crimping pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Leafy beads pearl and crystal bracelet Step 1
1. Cut a piece of beading wire. On the wire, center a crystal, a pearl, and a crystal.

 
Leafy beads pearl and crystal bracelet Step 2
2. String four marquise-cut gemstones, alternating their positions as shown. String the pearl/crystal pattern and gemstone pattern three or more times, ending with a crystal, until the bracelet is within 1 in. (2.5cm) of the desired length.
Leafy beads pearl and crystal bracelet Step 3
3. On each end, string a crimp bead, a spacer, and half of the clasp. Check the fit, and add or remove beads from each end if necessary. Go back through the beads just strung and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp beads and trim the excess wire.
Leafy beads pearl and crystal full bracelet w clasp
Tip!
Consider mixing smooth and faceted gemstones or alternating colors to create an unexpected visual dynamic.
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