My Blue Heaven Bracelet
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My Blue Heaven Bracelet

String together a bit of modern drama with druzy teardrop slider and romantic faceted aurora borealis beads. Wrap your wrist in a blaze of drama and bold color. Designed by Barb Switzer.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Druzy Teardrop Sliders – Blue (6)
  • AB Faceted Rounds – Blue (4)
  • Iris Round Beads, 8mm – Blue (10)
  • Beaded Spacer Beads – Brass (12)
  • Seed Beads, Size 6 – Gold-tone (8)
  • Toggle Clasp – Gold-tone
  • Crimp Beads, #2 – Gold-tone (2)
  • Flexible Beading Wire, .018 (22")
  • Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 String a crimp tube and the loop end of the toggle onto two 10" pieces of .018 strands of flexible beading wire. Pass both pieces of beading wire back through the crimp tube. Flatten and round the crimp bead using crimping pliers. Use cutters to trim off the short ends of beading wire.

Step 2 On one wire, string two size six seed beads and one 6mm faceted blue twist bead. Pass through the narrow end of a druzy teardrop slider, passing through both holes. On the other wire, string one size six seed bead and one 6mm faceted blue twist bead. Pass through the wide end of the druzy teardrop slider, passing through both holes.

Step 3 As you string the sliders in the pattern, alternate the sliders in a wide end, narrow end, wide end pattern. String the following pattern on both wires: one brass spacer bead, one 8mm blue iris round, one brass spacer bead, one druzy slider, one 8mm blue iris round, one druzy slider, one brass spacer bead, one 8mm blue iris round, one brass spacer bead, and one druzy slider. Repeat the pattern until there are six sliders strung onto the beading wire.

Step 4 Next to the wide end of the last slider, string one 6mm faceted blue twist bead and one size 6 seed bead. Next to the narrow end of the last slider, string one 6mm faceted blue twist bead and two size 6 seed beads. On both wires, string one brass spacer bead, two size 6 seed beads, one crimp bead, and the bar half of the toggle clasp. Pass both wires back through the crimp bead. Flatten and round the crimp bead using crimping pliers. Use cutters to trim off the remaining beading wire.

 

Length: 6¼"

Tips

To make the necklace longer, repeat string beaded spacers between all of the sliders, and string an extra 6mm bead on both strands on the ends near the clasp.