How to make a Bracelet with Gemstone Chips
You can easily make these cute bracelets yourself! It's basically the same technique, but with a whole different look! With our wide range of gemstone chips and katsuki beads, you can create your own fun color combination! You can also choose to make a whole set, click here for matching necklaces and here for matching earrings.
Bracelet with katsuki beads:
Start by cutting about 30cm of nylon wire. Now thread the lobster clasp and fold the nylon wire in half. Make sure the ends are even and thread a crimp bead. Pinch the bead and start threading the katsuki beads. Thread these until you are half way through the bracelet (we used about 70 pieces). Then thread the gemstone chips until your bracelet would fit snugly. Now thread another crimp bead and the extension chain. Then, with the nylon wire, go back through the crimp bead and pull it tight. Pinch the bead. Now you can choose to use crimp bead covers for a tight result.
Bracelet with stainless steel chain:
For this bracelet I used steel wire, but you can choose to use nylon wire here as well. Cut about 15cm of steel wire and thread the lobster clasp. Fold the wire in half and thread a crimp bead. Pinch the bead. Now thread the gemstone chips to half the bracelet. Now thread a crimp bead and then put the steel wire through 1 side of the oval chain. Go back through the crimp bead again and pinch it in place. Now measure how much of the chain you need and open the link to the desired length. Take the extension chain and put it through the opened link. Close the link again and again you can choose to finish your work with pinch bead covers.
Nylon thread clear for jewelry making
Stainless steel lobster clasp silver 12mm
Crimp beads 2mm silver
Katsuki fimo clay disc beads 6mm dark brown
Natural apatite chips
Stainless steel extender chain silver 40x3mm
Crimp bead covers silver 3mm
Stainless steel chain oval 7x4mm
Steel beading wire 0.45mm
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