These instructions will make a finished bracelet that is approximately 8" long. Measure your wrist and cut your silver plated wire shorter or longer to adjust the length. Be sure to include at least 6 additional inches of wire to allow for crimping, three inches for each side.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Cut two lengths of 14� long silver plated wire with your flush cutters. We will begin with one length of wire first.
- Take your length of wire and string the tip through a crimp bead.
- String on your silver plated metallic clasp (through the loop on the side) then loop the beading wire back through the crimp bead (you want a short tail of about 3 inches of wire). Pull snug so that you have a small loop.
- Crimp the crimp bead with your crimping pliers.
- Now, you will begin stringing on your beads. Do not snip off the short tail of the wire. String on your first few beads through the short tail as well. (This step is to ensure that your wire is secure.)
- Begin stringing on one metal bead followed by one turquoise bead. Repeat this sequence 17 more times, followed by one last metal bead at the end. Remember to use your bead stopper at any point.
- Once you've strung on all your beads, take the end of your wire and string it through another crimp bead, and then through the loop of the second half of your clasp. Loop the wire back into the crimp bead and also feed your wire through a few adjacent beads. (When you are doing this, also make sure to not tug too tightly.)
- Using your crimp pliers, crimp your crimp bead. Snip off any excess beading wire from the short tail that is showing.
- Now, take your second length of wire and begin this whole process again. Refer to the photo for assistance.
- Your bracelet is now ready.
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