Stretchy Simple 5 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.
step 1 - Cut a strand of stretchy cord to measure 24”.
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!)
- Stone beads
- Copper metal beads
- 1mm stretchy cord
- Krazy glue
- small stop bead