Every time I go down the bead aisle at my craft store these Pandora-style large hole glass beads catch my attention.
The crystal bicones set them off nicely, imo. I like this look better than having them all crowded together.
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. >:)
- 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)
- 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.
- Add or remove beads to adjust strand length to equal 3/4 inch less than desired bracelet length.
- Use split ring tool to add a split ring to each piece of toggle clasp.
- 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.
- 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.