Tutorial Tuesday: 3 Little Birds Layering Bracelets
Tutorial Tuesday is a blog series where I share a do-it-yourself jewelry tutorial on Soft Flex Company’s blog.
Happy Earth Day! Today, I am sharing a simple bracelet design using natural shell beads with a modern twist. The gold filled curved tube elevates the bracelet design and the little bird beads bring in a sweet touch of nature. The birds outside my window have been very chatty lately which has been so nice to listen too throughout the day.
(3) Brass 1″ Head Pins
(3) 5mm Brass Jump Rings
(3) 9.5mm Gold Plated Lobster Clasps
Cut Soft Flex Extreme Flex Beading Wire into three 9″ lengths, one for each bracelet. Clip a bead stopper on one end and string a 2mm gold filled crimp tube, shell heishi beads, one gold filled curved bar, shell heishi beads and another crimp tube.
Attach a lobster clasp on one end and crimp. Attach a jump ring on the other end and crimp. Trim excess wire. For crimping help, please visit our webpage, All about Crimps.
The bird bead I am using has a vertical hole. I threaded the bird bead onto a head pin. Then using your round nose pliers make a loop. Then wrap the remaining wire around the bottom of the loop formed.
Using your pliers, open the jump ring that you attached to one end of the bracelet and add your bird bead dangle. For how to make a bead dangle instructions, click here.
Repeat steps to create two more bracelets.
Layer a few of these to your wrist and be on trend – see Sara’s post for more trendy stack-able design ideas, here.