Seed Beads and Chain
A great piece for those wanting to start their first chain project! This is a quick and easy bracelet to make with mix of beading and chain.
Designed by Mary Feliciano.
- Bead Landing™ Chain Nose Pliers
- Bead Landing™ Flat Nose Pliers
- Bead Landing™ Round Nose Pliers
- Bead Landing™ Side Cutters
- Bead Landing™ Chain, Small – Copper
- Bead Landing™ Chain, Large – Copper
- Bead Landing™ Assorted Findings Kit – Antique
- Bead Landing™ Tiger Tail
- Bead Gallery® Glass Bead Mix – Emerald
Step 1 Cut three strands of tiger tail each at 11" in length. Cut two strands of copper chains, each 6¼" in length.
Step 2 Take the first strand of tiger tail. Insert and loop around ½" of tiger tail through one jump ring. Insert crimp bead through two strand ends. Crimp the bead down to flatten. Using chain nose pliers, pull the loop to ensure that the bead is locked in place. String emerald glass bead mix through the non-crimped end of tiger tail until there are 6¼" of beads on strand, then crimp down this end using the same crimping technique in the beginning of the step.
Step 3 Repeat Step 2 on the second and third strands of tiger tail.
Step 4 Open one large jump ring. Insert left ends of all three beaded tiger tail strands and two copper chains. Close jump ring.
Step 6 Open one large jump ring. Insert right ends of all three beaded tiger tail strands and two copper chains. Close jump ring.
Step 7 Connect lobster clasp on one end of bracelet and one jump ring on opposite end.