Every time I go down the bead aisle at my craft store these Pandora-style large hole glass beads catch my attention.

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The crystal bicones set them off nicely, imo.  I like this look better than having them all crowded together.

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Now that it’s done, I’m reminded that pale pink really isn’t my color.  Guess I’ll just have to go get a different strand and try again.  >:)

Happy Creating!

Materials:

  • 9 large-hole glass beads
  • 11 10mm glass bicone beads
  • 6-8 small glass beads
  • toggle clasp
  • beading wire
  • 2 split rings
  • 2 crimp beads
  • split ring tool
  • wire cutters
  • chain nose pliers
  • hemostats (or other bead stop)

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 14-inch piece of beading wire. Clamp hemostats or affix bead stop to one end of wire. String bicone beads alternating with glass beads onto wire. Add 3/4 inch of small glass beads to one end of wire.
  2. Add or remove beads to adjust strand length to equal 3/4 inch less than desired bracelet length.
  3. Use split ring tool to add a split ring to each piece of toggle clasp.
  4. To attach toggle clasp pieces to ends of bracelet, string a crimp bead onto wire; then string wire through split ring. (Be sure to attach toggle bar to end of bracelet with 3/4 inch of small glass beads.) Slide wire back through crimp bead and flatten bead with chain nose pliers. Slide end of wire through a few beads on bracelet. Cut off excess wire.
  5. Repeat to attach other piece of toggle clasp to other end of bracelet. Don’t pull too tightly on wire when crimping or bracelet will be stiff and not drape nicely.

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3 thoughts on “Pandora Style Glass Bead and Crystal Bracelet Video Tutorial

  1. I’ve never liked pink much, either. But every time you use it in something, I like it. You’re messing with my preconceptions.

    1. Yeah, I know what you mean. Suddenly I find myself wearing orange of all things. And kinda liking it. Weird. I blame it all on Pantone. Are we just sheep or what?

  2. Nice tutorial! I have a Valentine Project blog post and have included a link to your tutorial. I hope this is okay. If not let me know and I’ll remove the link.
    Thanks,
    Sheri

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