Monday, 20 May 2013

Candy Bracelet & Earring Set

Such a sweet and colourful set for the summer, ideal for beginners to jewellery making.

You will need:
  • 43 x 6mm Crackle Glass Beads 
  • 3g Sz 8 Hex Beads 
  • 3g Sz 11 Seed Beads (Colour A) 
  • 3g Sz 11 Seed Beads (Colour B) 
  • 5g Sz 6 Seed Beads 
  • Tibetan Love Tag Charm & 1 Jumpring 
  • Pair Earwires 
  • 2 Headpins 
  • 1 Bracelet Memory Wire 
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
What you do:
  • Take the memory wire bracelet and curl the end into a tight loop. Memory wire is very stiff so push it round the pliers with your fingers to get a smooth loop.
  • Start threading on the beads in this manner:- 
  • 1 Blue Sz 11 seed Bead 
  • 1 Yellow Sz 8 Hex Bead 
  • 1 Pink Sz 11 Seed Bead 
  • 1 Green Sz 6 Seed Bead 
  • 1 Pink Sz 11 Seed Bead 
  • 1 Yellow Sz 8 Hex Bead 
  • 1 Blue Sz 11 Seed Bead 
  • 1 x 6mm Crackle Glass Bead
  • Keep repeating the pattern in Step 2, pushing the beads round the coil to the end of the wire. 
  • When you get to the end, leave a little spare so you can form it into a tight loop as at the start. 
  • Open the jump-ring and use it to connect the heart tag to one of the loops at the end of the bracelet.
  • You have now finished your bracelet, now for matching earrings……. 
  • Thread some beads on the headpin to match the design on the bracelet. Turn the wire over some round nose pliers and trim off the excess with wire cutters, making sure you leave enough to form a loop.
  • Using round nose pliers, form the bare wire into a nice neat loop.
  • Open the loop on an earwire and attach the loop on the beaded headpin to it, make sure it is closed again tightly to secure.

  • Make a second one to match. 

© S Simmons, The Bead Shed.

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