Using curved tubes to separate our beads gives this bracelet graceful movement. They really do move around almost like dancing as you wear it.
If you haven’t seen curved tubes before, check out the selection at Fire Mountain Gems. I love the “S” shaped ones, too. Can’t you just imagine the design possibilities?
Here is the stringing chart I promised you in the video. It’s not rocket science, but I thought the visual helped.
Swarovski crystal bicones would be a natural in this bracelet, as would any sparkly bead. Have fun choosing your own.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Dancing Agates Bracelet Video Tutorial over at YouTube.
- 18 21mm curved silver tube beads
- 15 6mm round agate beads
- toggle clasp
- 2 wire protectors
- 4 crimps
- 4 crimp covers
- 3 11-inch lengths bead stringing wire
- 2 10mm brushed silver triangle beads
- wire cutters
- crimping pliers
- chain nose pliers
- Hold all strands of wire together and slide a crimp onto all three. Use chain nose pliers to flatten crimp 2 inches from one end. Trim short end of one wire.
- Use crimping pliers to pick up and add a crimp cover over the crimp, squeezing gently to close.
- Slide remaining two wires through a 10mm triangle bead and through a crimp.
- Slide one wire in one end and out the other of a wire protector. Slide on a piece of your clasp.
- Slide wire end coming out of wire protector back through crimp. Use chain nose pliers to flatten crimp. Trim two remaining wires and cover with a crimp cover.
- Onto each wire slide an alternating pattern of curved tubes and agate beads until you have six tubes and five agates on each wire.
- Slide a crimp over all three wires, pull up all wires snug, then back off 1/4 inch to leave a little slack and flatten the crimp with chain nose pliers. Trim end of one wire.
- Repeat steps 2-5 to finish other ends of wires.