Retired - Forever In Blue Jeans Bracelet

Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Beadaholique is proud to participate in the 7,000 Bracelets For Hope campaign, in which the Global Genes Project will be collecting denim-themed bracelets to donate to families of children who are suffering from

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

  1. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the strand of silk ribbon into seventeen pieces of equal length (approximately two and a half inches long each). Set these aside.
  2. Using your flush cutters, cut a piece of beading wire that is approximately one foot long. Secure one end of the wire with a Bead Stopper.
  3. Onto the strand, thread an 8mm denim lapis bead. Directly next to that bead, tie a piece of silk around the beading wire into a double overhand knot.
  4. Repeat the previous step until you have seventeen denim lapis beads with a silk knot in between each.
  5. At the very end of the strand, thread five* assorted blue 8/0 seed beads. (*The overall length of the bracelet is just under eight inches. If you would like a longer or shorter finished product, add or omit seed beads during this step.)
  6. Add a crimp tube to the end of the strand, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the end of the strand through the loop on the bar half of the toggle clasp, and back through the crimp tube and several consecutive beads. Pull the wire snug, leaving enough wiggle room for the clasp, and crimp the tube.
  7. Remove the Bead Stopper from the other end of the bracelet and repeat the previous step using the round half of the toggle clasp. Trim excess wire from both ends of the bracelet.
  8. Finally, add a fluted gunmetal crimp bead cover over each of the crimps and gently squeeze closed.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPLL-28 - Denim Lapis Lazuli Round Beads 8mm / 16 In. Strand
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46096 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Dusty Blue Grey - Discontinued Color
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7702 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Scroll 'Classic' Toggle Clasp 12.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1083 - Gun Metal Brass Fluted Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1257 - Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 1.5x1.5mm (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5593 - Soft Flex, Econoflex 7 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Steel Gray
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-8791 -
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-7702, FCR-1083, FCR-1257,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: FCL-7702
Crimp Bead Covers, Fluted 4mm, Gunmetal Plated (144 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$7.45 / Package | SKU: FCR-1083
The Beadsmith Crimp Beads, 1.5x1.5mm, Black Ox / Gunmetal (100 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1257
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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