I have found a new hobby. My husband is going to ban me from entering any store that has crafts in them.
I have always walked by the jewelry section thinking the beads they have are always so pretty and fun. I decided to look into it and see how it goes.
I first tried a bracelet with stretch cord. That entailed stringing beads on and then tying knots in the cord. Then I used clear nail polish as a glue to hold the knots together. That was it. Super fast and easy.
I then tried using wire with a toggle clasp. I first bought some random wire at Wal-Mart. It kinked a lot! I was having a hard time and was ready to give up and never make wire jewelry ever again. I did some reasearch on the wire and found one that was the world of difference. It moved freely and making loops to go into the crimp beads was a breeze!
Here is how I made the bracelet:
I was at my kitchen counter, so I used a towel to keep the beads from rolling everywhere.
I took one end of the wire and attached one of the toggle clasps. I used a small crimp bead to secure it on.
Then, I started stringing my beads.
I found this charm at Michaels.
I then finished stringing the rest of my beads.
Once everything was on it was time to attach the other toggle clasp. I put on a crimp bead then the clasp. I looped the wire back through the crimp bead and through the first bead. Once the wire was pulled through to the correct length, I cut the excess wire. Then I used my pliers to secure the crimp bead. It was a little more, and there were mistakes made, but I am happy with it. I can’t wait to see what else I can come up with the wide variety of beads out there.
Make it a great day,