- Gems or Beads of Choice
- Charms (optional)
- Spacer beads (I really like this kit for variety and price)
- Flexible wire or Elastic String
- A ruler
- A clasp and closed wire circle if your clasp does not include one (I used a Toggle Clasp but Lobster Clasps work well)
- Crimp Beads
- Special Pliers
The best thing about this project is selecting the beads. They had all the supplies I needed including clasps, charms, and even wire! Their wholesale prices were impressive! Actually, cheaper than my local craft store. I chose turquoise and mixed in some 8mm howlite and maroon ceramic beads. I really like the color combination. I can see how this can be an addicting hobby because I already have a wishlist, haha.
DIY Bracelet Tutorial
Step 1- Layout your beads and spacers how you want them to be. (For the astute observers out there, you may notice I made a few changes later in the order of beads). Decide the length of your strand. My total length was 8 inches with an 1.5 inches for the clasp.Therefore, I designed for a 6.5 inch string of beads. Using the flexible wire, thread one string of beads on it.
Tip: Many steps are made easier by stringing the beads while the flex wire is still on the spool (uncut).