Martha Stewart Crafts® Beaded Ombre Bracelet
Create your own on-trend ombre bracelet with Martha Stewart Crafts® beads and charms.
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Charms – Medallions
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Toggle – Braid
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Jump Rings – Twist Silver
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Faceted Round Beads, 6mm – Blue
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Charms – Small Enamel Flowers
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Crimper
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Chain Nose Pliers
- Martha Stewart Crafts® Flat Nose Pliers
- Beading Wire – Silver
- Crimps – Silver
Step 1 Separate the beads by color. Divide each color into three equal groups. There should be ten beads in each group.
Step 2 Cut three strands of beading wire, about 10" each.
Step 3 Slide a crimp bead onto one end of a wire, loop the short end of the wire back through the crimp (forming a small loop at one end of the wire), and use the crimper to secure the crimp in place. Repeat for the other two wires.
Step 4 Beginning with the darkest color of beads, string ten beads onto each wire (use fewer beads if your wrist is small). Add the same number of beads in the second darkest blue to each wire. Add the same number of beads in the lightest blue to each wire.
Step 5 Slide a crimp bead onto the loose end of a wire, loop the short end of the wire back through the crimp (forming a small loop at one end of the wire), and use the crimper to secure the crimp in place, making sure to leave about an inch of space between the last bead and the crimp. Repeat for the other two wires.
Step 6 Attach one large jump ring to the loop closest to the darkest beads on each bead strand. Attach this jump ring to one half of the toggle clasp.
Step 7 Open a small jump ring and slide each of the bead strands into it, right under the place where the strands meet the large jump ring as pictured.
Step 8 Taking the loose end of each bead strand, loosely and gently braid the strands. If the strands become too tight, you may need to loosen the crimp beads to add space between the crimp and the last bead on each strand.
Step 9 At the end of the braid, attach the loops at the end of each wire to a large jump ring. Attach this jump ring to the other end of the toggle clasp.
Step 10 Open a small jump ring and slide each of the bead strands into it, right under the place where the strands meet the large jump ring as pictured.
Step 11 To add a charm to the bracelet, use a small jump ring to attach the flower pictured to a jump ring on the end of the bracelet.
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