Burgundy & Gunmetal Bracelet & Earrings
• (6 small round, 12 medium round, and 6 flattened round) “Sweet Beads: Tiny Spacers” glass pearls in Dark Red (150 piece asst. pack)
• (3) “Darice” 10mm glass pearls in Burgundy (7’’ strand)
• (6) “Cousin: Jewelry Basics” metal bead caps in Gunmetal (44pc pack)
• (12) “Sweet Beads: Tiny Spacers” 3x5m glass rondelles, in Ruby (95 piece pack)
• (8) “Toho” 6/0 e-beads in Silver-Lined Gray (9 gram tube)
• (Appx 10’’) “Beadalon” .018’’ bead stringing wire (30 foot spool)
• (2) Gunmetal crimp tubes
• (1) Gunmetal clasp and split ring
• (2) Gunmetal earwires
• (2) Gunmetal headpins
• Round nose
1. Cut a 10’’ piece of stringing wire. Attach the clasp to the wire, using a crimp tube and the crimper tool. Leave about a 1/2 inch of wire for overlap, for the first couple beads to go over.
2. String on an e-bead, a medium pearl, a rondelle, a flattened pearl, a rondelle, a medium pearl, an e-bead, a small pearl, a bead cap, a large 10mm pearl, and a bead cap. Repeat two more times. End with a small pearl, an e-bead, a medium pearl, a rondelle, a flattened pearl, a rondelle, a medium pearl, and an e-bead.
3. Attach the split ring to the end with the second crimp tube. String the remaining wire through a few of the last beads before crimping. Trim the excess wire with the nipper.
-For added length, attach a small length of gunmetal chain with another split ring at the end.
1. Slide a medium pearl, a rondelle, a flattened pearl, a rondelle and a medium pearl onto a headpin.
2. Using a round-nose pliers, bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle as close to the top bead as possible. Then, move the pliers down the headpin a tiny bit and bend it the other direction so it forms a “stair step.” Bending the headpin backwards first helps center the loop around the beads, versus it being off to one side.
3. Continue moving down the headpin and bending until you have a loop. When it is just about closed, trim the excess with a wire cutter. Grab the very end of the headpin with the pliers and close the loop.
4. Open the loop on the earring form (using a round nose or flat nose pliers), attach the beaded headpin, and close the loop.