Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quick Bracelet

I made this cute bracelet and decided I would show it off. It was real easy to make and didn't take long at all.
First I rounded up the beads and crystals I wanted to use and a kit that included the wire and the clasp ends. One clasp end was already hooked to the wire so all I had to do was to slip the beads and crystals on the wire in the order I wanted them and fasten off the other end. It is so cute and dainty.

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14 comments:

Renee' said...

oooooooooh Love it :)

Doreen said...

Beautiful, well done, you are an inspiration : )

BeaderBubbe said...

Such a great bracelet. One question? How do you judge how large to make it? I either make it too small or too big...is there an easy way to measure? thanks

craftymug said...

One question? How do you judge how large to make it? I either make it too small or too big...is there an easy way to measure? thanks
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What I do is measure the bracelet part plus the ends that connect to the beads, then add the length of the clasp and come up with the total length. Like, if I need a 7 1/2 inch bracelet after it is closed, and the clasp is 1/2 inch, I make everything else 7 inches for a total of 7 1/2.
I hope that makes sense.
I find it easier to measure a bracelet that I know fits me. Just close the clasp and measure the distance around it. Then make the new one the same size.
I lay a 12 inch ruler down with my beads and measure the length as I work.

Crafty Sue said...

Your braclet is so dainty, I love it.
Beading is one craft I have never tried.
Maybe it is time I started, a pretty braclet would be nice to start with.
TFS.
Hugs,
Sue.

charmedwishes said...

that's absolutely pretty! i wish i could do that.

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Daisy Soap Girl said...

This is a pretty bracelet. It looks very easy to make.

Gingerbread said...

Really lovely design, you have done so well making this. Julie.C

Amber said...

Very pretty!! I love the touch of blue in the clear beads! Great job!!

The Little Jewelry Box said...

Nice post! Very cute final product:)!

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Vicki said...

Because you are such an inspiration, you have earned the Kreativ Blogger Award! The details are on my blog! Congratulations!

Joanne said...

Amazing! Beautiful colour selection. I love the fact that it's such an easy project to do.

Elena said...

Hi Craftymug! I love pretty bracelets - this one is so dainty and would look delightful on anyone's wrist.

ciao,
Elena :)