Stretchy Simple 5 Stone Bracelet

bracelet measures 7" stone beads measure 1" x .75"

bracelet measures 7"
stone beads measure 1" x .75"

If you like Jasper Stones you may also like Vicky's Jasper Stone Bracelet.

If you like Jasper Stones you may also like Vicky's Jasper Stone Bracelet.

It was hard to ignore these beads as I was shopping. The colors are beautiful, their surface is sleek and the slim price was very attractive. I didn’t know if they were true Jasper Stones like the ones in my “Vicky’s Jasper Stone” bracelet until subscriber, Margaret Sloan generously shared her knowledge with me. Thank you Margaret! You’ll find her information at the bottom of this page. I used two strands of stretch cord here to insure the weight of the stones won’t cause this bracelet to sag. This is an ideal project if you’re a novice or an expert short on time.  Assemble it in less than 30 minutes.  

Directions

step 1 - Cut a strand of stretchy cord to measure 24”.

step 2 - This photo shows the order of the seven beads in a set for stringing. Before you begin, add a square bead in front of the first stone in the set.

step 2 - This photo shows the order of the seven beads in a set for stringing. Before you begin, add a square bead in front of the first stone in the set.

step 3 - Pass the cord through all the beads. When you reach the end, slip on a stop bead and pass the cord back through the beads.

step 3 - Pass the cord through all the beads. When you reach the end, slip on a stop bead and pass the cord back through the beads.

step 4 - The two ends of the bracelet should now look like this.

step 4 - The two ends of the bracelet should now look like this.

step 5 - Pull on the stop bead until you have two same length cords on both ends of the bracelet. Cut the cord and remove the stop bead. Tie two matching cords into a triple knot. You may have to anchor down the other two cords with tape to keep them out of the way. Dot the knot with glue. When dry, trim the ends. Do the same with the last two cords. When wearing, the knots will be hidden in the dip in the square bead.

step 5 - Pull on the stop bead until you have two same length cords on both ends of the bracelet. Cut the cord and remove the stop bead. Tie two matching cords into a triple knot. You may have to anchor down the other two cords with tape to keep them out of the way. Dot the knot with glue. When dry, trim the ends. Do the same with the last two cords. When wearing, the knots will be hidden in the dip in the square bead.

Look for these bead strands at Michaels store.

Look for these bead strands at Michaels store.

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If you need a longer bracelet, add more of the copper beads to each set.

Learn About Jasper Stones from Margaret Sloan - CA

I've been collecting crystals/stones for many years now, and I like to know about the stones and crystals and their use/spiritual meanings. I'm not a geologist, simply a collector.  I can usually tell the real deal from a dyed knock-off. China often dyes their gemstone beads - Carnelian, Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz & Lapis Lazuli are often either dyed or heat treated, as are most Black "Onyx". (Often what you're getting is dyed black Agate instead of true onyx, but it's not always important in jewelry making to be a snob or a purist about it, if the color is right for the design.)

The gorgeous, multicolored rectangular jasper in this bracelet is called "Picasso jasper", and the sandy colored beads in the Stretchy Simple 5 Stone Bracelet are called "Picture jasper", because the darker lines often create patterns or pictures. Picasso jasper has a really wonderful range of rich colors and patterns, and yes, that's natural (not color treated).  It can have greys, rusts, yellows, greens, burgandy and more - like it's cousin Mookaite jasper.

I love both your bracelets - the picture jasper nuggets go wonderfully with the spacer/jumpring combo! The classic design of the Picasso jasper bracelet is given a warmth and down to earth vibe with the stones. The natural colors and patterns make it very easy to let the stones "speak for themselves" with a classic design. Bravo! (I love your tutorials!)



Supplies

At Michaels

  •  Stone beads
  •  Copper metal beads
  •  1mm stretchy cord
  •  Krazy glue
  •  small stop bead

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors

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