Vicky's Jasper Stone Bracelet
I made this bracelet as a birthday gift for a long time friend because our relationship is timeless, and as evolving as the colors of Autumn found in these stones. Sometimes there's little explanation for what draws us to a jewelry design or its components but after learning about Jasper Stone I knew I wanted to create a project with them. I have read that it is considered good personal feng shui to wear jewelry made of Jasper Stone, that they are valued for their nourishing energy and help you stay confident and committed to your goals. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about Jasper stones from one of my subscribers.)
The beautiful 10mm X 20mm pieces in this project are smooth with rounded edges and veins of rust, green, and gold streaking through them. Like an original piece of art, each one is unique with its own color palette and pattern. This bracelet is not an involved project. All that's required besides these stone beauties is a few spacer beads, beading thread, needles, a clasp, and a love for autumn colors.
step 9 - Finish and secure the work by going back through the stone beads, and tying slip knots between them. Double the fourth knot and cut away excess thread.
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!)
- black beading thread
- big eye beading needles
- 12 silver flat spacers 6mm
- 2 earth tone round beads 6mm
- 2 strand slide clasp
- crimp tool
- 12 Jasper Stone Beads 10mmx20mm