Blue Eyed Bracelet

bracelet measures 7"

bracelet measures 7"

I couldn’t resist these natural shell, coin-shaped beads when I first saw them but I had no idea what I would do with them.  Their color attracted me. Like some blue eyes, they seem to change shades going from very blue, to grey, to dark teal.  I had them a long time before I found the perfect silver, sculpted casings for them.  The sections are joined by chunky chain links instead of jump rings to complement the silver in the casings.  This is a super easy project with only 7 steps.  it comes together quickly... and does so beautifully!

 
See the matching Blue Eyed Multi Drop Earrings.
 

Directions

step 1 - Insert the head pin wire or other wire into the opening in the silver casing.

step 1 - Insert the head pin wire or other wire into the opening in the silver casing.

step 2 - Insert the wire through the bead.

step 2 - Insert the wire through the bead.

step 3 - Bring the wire out the other casing opening.

step 3 - Bring the wire out the other casing opening.

step 4 - Create a 90 degree angle in the wire with the sharp edge of a metal ruler or pliers.   Bend the wire into a loop/eye using round nose pliers.  If you’re unsure of how to do this, see the detailed instructions in Jewelry Making Techniques and Tools.

step 4 - Create a 90 degree angle in the wire with the sharp edge of a metal ruler or pliers.   Bend the wire into a loop/eye using round nose pliers.  If you’re unsure of how to do this, see the detailed instructions in Jewelry Making Techniques and Tools.

step 5 - Create a loop on the opposite end of the wire to complete the section.  Make as many sections as needed to fit your wrist.

step 5 - Create a loop on the opposite end of the wire to complete the section.  Make as many sections as needed to fit your wrist.

 

step 6 - Use thick silver links from a chain to join the sections.

step 7 - To complete, attach a toggle clasp to each end of the bracelet with jump rings.



Supplies

At Amazon

  • thick silver chain
  • head pin wires
  • toggle clasp
  • 5mm jump rings
  • jewelry pliers & wire cutters

On eBay

At Michaels Stores

  • 10mm blue coin beads (no longer available on Amazon in this color)

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