She Sells Seashells Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50"

bracelet measures 6.50"

If your creativity is adrift with no project inspiration on the horizon, try this fun nautical charm bracelet. She may sell seashells down by the seashore but you can find shells similar to these at some Michaels stores, Fire Mountain Gems online and Amazon. The shiny silver shell beads are awash in a sea of teal and blue crystals anchored to the bracelet chain with wrapped loops. A rhinestone studded toggle clasp finishes the piece with glittering flare.

Directions

step 1 - Insert a wire into a shell bead with the ball end at the curved edge.  Place a piece of painters tape on the round nose pliers.  This will help you align your wire fore each bead and create loops that are uniform in size.

step 1 - Insert a wire into a shell bead with the ball end at the curved edge.  Place a piece of painters tape on the round nose pliers.  This will help you align your wire fore each bead and create loops that are uniform in size.

step 2 - Bring the wire over the top of the pliers.

step 2 - Bring the wire over the top of the pliers.

step 3 - Move the wire to the bottom of the pliers and complete the loop with the wire at the back of the pliers.

step 3 - Move the wire to the bottom of the pliers and complete the loop with the wire at the back of the pliers.

step 4 - Grab the loop with flat or needle nose pliers and wrap the wire around three times moving downward.

step 4 - Grab the loop with flat or needle nose pliers and wrap the wire around three times moving downward.

step 5 - Cut away excess wire. Grab the end and gently smooth it around the wrap with needle nose pliers.

step 5 - Cut away excess wire. Grab the end and gently smooth it around the wrap with needle nose pliers.

step 6 - Create 13 loop wrapped shells.  Open the center link of the chain and attach a shell loop.

step 6 - Create 13 loop wrapped shells.  Open the center link of the chain and attach a shell loop.

step 7 - Attach a shell loop to every other link in the chain.

step 7 - Attach a shell loop to every other link in the chain.

step 8 - Create wrapped loops for 13 teal and 13 blue crystals. Open the empty chain link between the shells and attach one of each color crystal.

step 8 - Create wrapped loops for 13 teal and 13 blue crystals. Open the empty chain link between the shells and attach one of each color crystal.

step 9 - Open the end links of the chain and attach the toggle clasp pieces.

step 9 - Open the end links of the chain and attach the toggle clasp pieces.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  jewelry pliers and cutters
  •  2” ball head pin wires
  •  chain with 5mm links - 7” or more
  •  13 seashell beads 14mm
  •  13 teal Swarovski crystals 6mm
  •  13 blue Swarovski crystals 6mm

Miscellaneous

  •  toggle clasp

NOTE
My rhinestone toggle clasp was purchased several years ago so I don’t have a source.  But I have seen similar clear crystal clasps at Fire Mountain Gems and Amazon.


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