Good morning! I’ve got a drool-worthy giveaway today from O and N Craft Supplies and the how-to for a fun and easy layered bracelet made from their craft cords and Greek ceramic beads. Layered bracelets are one of my favorites to make, and the selection of beads at O and N is really beautiful. Tina sent me a little shipment to play with so that I could show you an idea of what you can make with her beads! Mixing different shapes and colors with earthy cords gives you an eclectic and organic look:
What you will need:
- 5mm orange round beads
- 10mm round brass beads
- 14mm brass ribbon ends and jewelry glue
- ivory pebble beads
- 8″ wrapped cotton cord
- 16″ 3mm silk cord
- 24″ hemp cord
- lobster clasp & jump rings
First, when you cut your cords, taping off your cords with prevent them from fraying. Cut 6 or so cords 8″ long, add a bit of glue to one of your glue on end caps, and secure one end of them in the end cap. Jewelry glue is quick-drying, so you only need to let it set for a couple minutes before you can begin stringing beads.
Add different shapes and textures to different cords. I also slid large 10mm brass beads on as spacers every couple inches.
Once you get about 6.5-7 inches strung, cut off all your cords evenly, and clue on the opposite end cap. When it’s dry, add a clasp and jump ring closure.
And it’s that simple to make up a bracelet with a pop of color and visual variety!
O and N Craft Supplies is also on Etsy – and they’re sponsoring a great giveaway for a $50 shopping spree today! It’s open worldwide, and Rafflecopter will walk you through how to get your entries in below!