Black and Turquoise Ankle Bracelet
Makes one 8” bracelet. For shorter bracelets reduce number of beads on each bead link. You can use same pattern to make a wrist bracelet and/or necklace, and adding beads to extend to desired length.
Designed by Cindy Becker.
- Beadalon® German Style Wire, 20 ga. – Hematite (32")
- Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers
- Beadalon® Wire Cutters
- Beadalon® Round Nose Pliers
- Bead Gallery® Diamond Bead – Silver-plated
- Bead Gallery® Lentil Glass Beads, 8mm – Jet
- Bead Gallery® Slider – Silver/Turquoise
- Sharpie® Marker – Black
Step 1 Use a black Sharpie® to mark the round nose pliers tool with a dot from about ¼" from largest end.
Step 2 Cut four 3" pieces of 20 ga. wire.
Step 3 About ½" from wire end, position wire on "dot" mark made on the round nose pliers tool. Bend wire around pliers, making a full circle.
Step 4 Using chain nose pliers, wrap excess wire around bottom of the circle.
Step 5 Slide beads onto wire in this order: jet lentil/silver-plated diamond/jet lentil.
Step 6 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 with end of wire.
Step 7 Repeat with remaining three wires. You should finish with four sections identical in length.
Step 8 Cut two 6" pieces of 20 ga. wire.
Step 9 Slide each through the silver/turquoise slider.
Step 10 At base of silver/turquoise, bend each wire to secure bead.
Step 11 Bend wires around silver/turquoise, forming the shape of
the bead. Using chain nose pliers, make 90° bend in wire.
Step 12 Use round nose pliers and bend wire upward ¼" from Silver/Turquoise Slider.
Step 13 Slide on one of the sections you made in Steps 3-5.
Step 14 Place round nose pliers back into the bend and pull wires under and over.
Step 15 Wrap each wire end around base.
Step 16 Trim and ensure all ends are tucked.
Step 17 Repeat with opposite side.
Step 18 Cut two 1" pieces of 20 ga. wire.
Step 19 About ¼" from the end make a complete loop.
Step 20 Place round nose pliers just outside the circle and repeat with opposite end. This should form a figure eight. Keep ends slightly open.
Step 21 Repeat with second 1" piece of wire.
Step 22 Attach one of the circles around the black/silver sections and close loop.
Step 23 Repeat with opposite black/silver section.
Step 24 Cut two 3" pieces of 20 ga. wire.
Step 25 About ¼" from smaller end of the round nose pliers, make a bend, forming a pin shape. This must be small enough to fit through the figure 8 loop.
Step 26 About ½"from the bend, form a hook.
Step 27 Using round nose pliers bend both ends, forming a loop. Do not close loop entirely.
Step 28 Attach to bracelet and close loop.
Step 29 Make slight bend on end of hook.