Sometimes simple is the best way to go, right? So today’s project should be a fun one for those of you who enjoy dabbling in jewelry making! A simple statement piece makes a great addition to any wardrobe, and it is probably easier than you think. Today’s bracelet can be made in 10 minutes or less if you have some basic wire techniques mastered already (and if not – I can show you how it’s done!)
What you will need:
- 18 gauge wire
- Focal bead(s) you love – these are dyed magnesite beads
- 5mm round leather
- Glue-on end caps, clasp, jump rings, and jewelry glue
- Round-nosed Pliers
- Wire Cutters
First, you will need to form the wire to support your beads. Cut a length of wire that is about 2 inches longer than your bead(s) so you can make end loops. Bend one end around your round nose pliers, and wrap it around the “neck” you formed from that loop.
Add your beads. Make another loop on the opposite end. I like to add my clasp in right here to eliminate the need for an extra jump ring, but that’s up to you. You can attach it separately as well if that is easier for you.
Now, determine how much leather you will need. You should aim for a bracelet length about 6.5 to 7 inches – depending on the size of your wrist. I needed 4 inches of leather, but it will vary depending on how large your focal beads are. Then, just add a it of jewelry glue to the cap, and glue it onto the end of your leather.
Add a jump ring to either end of your leather segment – you will attach your bead bar to one end, and you will clasp your bracelet with the other. Your glue will need about 20-30 minutes to dry as well.
And that is all there is to it! I love the blue and orange together – what colors are you wearing this fall?