All the lovely strands of Czech fire polish beads that I’ve received in recent months from my Dollar Bead Bag subscription are what got me started on today’s bracelet.
I knew they would look really pretty together as a multi-strand bracelet.
Using a slide/tube clasp keeps the design simple and the focus on the beads. I added in just a few copper spacer beads to fill out the strands and tie all five of them together. The colors were inspired by summer and by the Summer Gypsy Earrings I made recently.
This bracelet has five strands, but add more if you like!
I ended up using three of my strands of Czech fire polish beads: Opaque Red Vintage Bronze Luster, Light Erinite and Crystal Light Beige Luster. These were filled in with some small turquoise nuggets and a strand of frosted orange glass seed beads.
You may have noticed some larger beads on my work table that I didn’t end up using in the finished bracelet. I had thought when I began to throw a few cute beads onto headpins and make a couple dangles near the clasp, but ended up changing my mind on that.
Picture how elegant this bracelet would look with all the strands the exact same beads. Simple and sophisticated. It would also be pretty done in ombré shades.
Tools and Materials:
- 30 to 35 inches of 3 to 5 mm beads
- 10 crimp beads
- 10 wire protectors
- 10 crimp covers
- Bead stringing wire
- Slide tube clasp
- One Step Crimper
- Crimping pliers
- Wire cutters
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Summer Gypsy Bracelet-Beaded Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.