Monday, August 5, 2013

Accessories: Crystal and Bugle Bead Bracelet

Bugle Bead Bracelet via homework (9)When it comes to jewelry, I’m definitely a bracelet girl. Some people look great in big statement necklaces, fun earrings or blingy rings. But I love bracelets. I like to layer them and wear several at once – bangles, beads, stones – you name it.


Bugle Bead Bracelet via homework (2)And bracelets are easy to make. One of the easiest ways to make a bracelet is with stretch elastic cording. You could make an armful using any type of bead or stone and keep piling them on your wrist.
Bugle Bead Bracelet via homework (5)For this bracelet, I decided to use a toggle clasp. It will keep the small bugle bead strands from getting tangled and gives the bracelet a more finished look.
Bugle Bead Bracelet via homework (4)Start by creating your strands of beads. I decided on fifteen strands – five for each loop on the clasp. I strung the bugle beads and added one firefly crystal bead to each strand staggering the placement of them.
Bugle Bead Bracelet via homework (8)The Firefly Crystal Beads are so pretty. They’re a rich purple, pink, fuchsia color with a little swirl of moss green in them. I love how they look with the silvery white bugle beads.Here’s a list of the materials that I used for this bracelet:
White Spiral Pipe Glass Beads 2mm*6mm from Wholeport  |  6mm Firefly Crystal Natural Beads from Wholeport  |  Toggle Clasp from Tori Spelling Jewelry

Bugle Bead Bracelet via homework (7)
And that’s it. This bracelet is ready to wear.


I received complimentary products from Wholeport to create this project. No further compensation was received. All opinions are mine.
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10 comments :

  1. Beautiful! I love your bracelet and the beads you used, so elegant! The porcelain box is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this! So pretty and sparkly. Great job Carolyn!!

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  3. I too love bracelets and this one is simply divine. I would work with so many outfits!

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  4. so very pretty
    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  5. So pretty Carolyn! On a side note I had no idea these were called "Bugles"...now I can quit calling them "The skinny beads" lol!

    Amy*

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  6. Stopping by to say HELLO from the wood floor project house ;) Had to comment on this beauty. Wow, it's really lovely Carolyn!! The shimmer factor is off the charts. So pretty.

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  7. That's so lovely Carolyn!! I love the bead combo you did, it's just gorgeous.

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  8. I featured you today! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous bracelet at Project Inspired!! Pinned for some extra luv!! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/08/diys-and-recipes-project-inspired.html

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