Tahiti Waters Shell Bead Bracelet

bracelet measures 7.25"

bracelet measures 7.25"

 

This stretchy bead and chain bracelet whips up in just minutes and looks fantastic. Like the waters of Tahiti the variations in the colors of these gorgeous shell beads are responsible for the beauty of this project. Small touches of silver in spacer beads and pieces of chain separate the beads. If you have a half hour to spare, you can make this gorgeous bracelet. No jewelry making skills required!

Directions

step 1 - Cut a piece of stretchy cord to measure 12” long.

step 2 - Cut six pieces of fancy chain into six links each. 

step 2 - Cut six pieces of fancy chain into six links each. 

step 3 - When adding cord to the chain, weave it in and out of the links in a straight line.  The links should slide along the cord and bunch together, not wrap around the links.

step 3 - When adding cord to the chain, weave it in and out of the links in a straight line.  The links should slide along the cord and bunch together, not wrap around the links.

step 4 - Thread the cord through a spacer bead, a shell bead, another spacer bead, and the six links of chain.  Slide the links together and add another spacer bead.

step 4 - Thread the cord through a spacer bead, a shell bead, another spacer bead, and the six links of chain.  Slide the links together and add another spacer bead.

step 5 - Continue adding shell beads, spacers, and chain until you have six shell beads on the cord.  Add the last piece of chain but only pass the cord through three links.

step 6 - Bring the opposite end of the cord through the other three links.  Tie a double knot in the cord ends and dot with Krazy Glue.  When the glue is dry, trim the cord ends.  The knot will be hidden in the chain.

step 6 - Bring the opposite end of the cord through the other three links.  Tie a double knot in the cord ends and dot with Krazy Glue.  When the glue is dry, trim the cord ends.  The knot will be hidden in the chain.

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If you need only a slightly longer bracelet, try using 8 or 10 link pieces of chain instead of buying another string of shell beads to create a longer bracelet.



Supplies

At Joann’s

  • Blue Moon shell beads (6 per strand) 15mm x 20mm*
  • 12 silver spacer beads 5 or 6mm
  • fancy chain 6mm links
  • 1mm Stretch Magic cord
  • Krazy glue

At Amazon

  • jewelry pliers

Miscellaneous

  • scissors

Shell Beads are also available online at Joann's


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