Lava Bead Double Strand Bracelet and Earrings

Project Sheet:
UPC #: 420004024541

Lava Bead Double Strand Bracelet and Earrings

Lava Bead Double Strand Bracelet and Earrings

Project Sheet:
UPC #: 420004024541

Materials

  • (25) “John Bead” 8mm lava beads (16” strand)
  • (24) 6mm dyed round gemstones, in green (16” strand)
  • (49) “Dazzle-It!” 8/0 seed beads, in Opaque Black (24 gram tube)
  • (Appx 22’’) “Beadalon” .018’’ Bead Stringing Wire (30’ spool)
  • (1) “Cousin” 2-strand toggle clasp
  • (4) Silver #2 crimp tubes
  • (2) Silver earwires
  • (2) Silver headpins
  • Crimper
  • Nipper
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutter

Directions

Bracelet Directions (Approx. 7.5")

  1. Cut an 11’’ piece of stringing wire. Attach the wire to one loop on one side of the toggle, 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 nine gemstones, five lava beads, and nine gemstones, with a seed bead in between each one.
  3. Secure the wire to a loop on the other side of the toggle. String the remaining wire through a few of the last beads before crimping. Trim the excess wire with the nipper.
  4. Attach another 11” piece of wire to an open loop on the toggle. String on nine lava beads, four gemstones, and nine lava beads, with a seed bead in between each one.
  5. Secure the wire to the open loop of the other side of the toggle with your last crimp tube. String the remaining wire through a few of the last beads before crimping, and trim the excess wire with the nipper.

Earrings Directions:

  1. Slide a lava bead, a seed bead, and a green gemstone 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 circle formed. When it is just about closed, trim the excess headpin with a wire cutter. Then 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.

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