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How To Make A Beaded Bracelet

We've been having fun coming up with some pretty beaded projects for you to try at home! We love this simple and elegant ametrine bracelet with amethyst accent beads, the tonal shades really compliment each other. 

Below we show you how to piece this easy project together and get a beautiful professional finish. Get experimenting with your favourite gemstone and metal beads and find everything you need online with Kernowcraft.

Supplies we used for this project

Step 1

To start with get organised - lay out what you need at the start to save you having to fish around for bits halfway through making.

Step 2

To begin your bracelet take your flexrite wire and add a crimp to the end, using your snipe nose pliers to squeeze it into place. You can do this right at the end of the wire as you will be placing a knot cover over the crimp.

Step 3

Once the crimp is in place put the open knot cover over the crimp and use your snipe nose pliers to close it around the crimp. Make sure it's closed properly by lightly pulling on the wire to make sure the crimp does not slip through.

Step 4

Before starting to thread your main beads, measure the length of the gold beads and chosen 10 accent beads. You want to minus this off the total length you want your bracelet (19cm is a standard bracelet size) then divide that number by 2, this will give you the length of the main beads that you will need. Remember to include the knot cover in this length.

Step 5

You can now begin threading the main gemstone beads onto the wire, you will need to stop at approximately 7.5cm if you are making one that is 19cm long. You can then add the metal and accent beads. After they have been added continue with the remaining gemstone beads.

Step 6

Once your bracelet had reached the desired length you will need to add a crimp to the other end. Leave a small gap after the end of the beads so they have room to move slightly and you are able to add the knot cover.

Step 7

Use your side cutters to cut the wire after the crimp then add the knot cover as before to conceal it.

Step 8

Next you need to add the clasp and jump rings. On one end use your snipe nose pliers to open a jump ring and attach to the knot cover and carabiner clasp closing it again after. Do this same action for attaching the jump ring to the other end. your bracelet is now complete!

Explore Supplies...

There are so many bead combination possibilities for this design, allowing you to customise it to your tastes! Browse our huge collection of gemstone beads to choose your favourites. If have any questions regarding this design or any other jewellery related question get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. 

Flex-Rite Jewellery Wire

This jewellery wire is a popular choice for all bead stringing, offering high strength. Available in a choice of colours including gold, silver, black and white. Remember it is cheaper to buy our threads by the reel instead of per metre, especially if you are doing a few designs.

Gemstone & Metal Beads

Explore over 300 types of beads for your jewellery designs! Including precious and semi-precious gemstone beads in a range of shapes and sizes, plus a gorgeous range of metal beads.

Jewellery Findings

Shop our huge range of high quality jewellery findings including clasps, jump rings, crimps, clasps, earwires and more to help give a professional finish to your designs.

Pack Of Pliers & Side Cutters

This pack of pliers is one of our best sellers, offering all the pliers you are likely to need for jewellery making. It also comes in a beautiful zip up case, to keep your tools safe and easy to store.

The products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that stocks can vary, so do use your own judgement as to the compatibility of each item when making.