Aren’t these lampwork beads gorgeous?
The beautiful sage green, the wonderful roses that are infused into the glass, even the size is perfect.
I knew I had to make something with them but, until now, I have been pondering what to do with them. When I matched them up with these beautiful pink bicones and green cat’s eye beads, it all became clear.
These bracelets are made using stretchy nylon so there’s no need for a clasp. You just slip them on.
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Here’s what you will need:
You will also need:
Thread the elastic wire onto the needle. Place the stopper bead at the opposite end of the elastic.
Thread the beads on in the order shown in the picture below, ensuring that the curve of the bead caps face in towards the lampwork bead.
Repeat four more times.
Using the pliers, open the jump ring by holding it on the side and moving it back (never open a jump ring to the side as it will destroy the integrity of the ring).
Add the butterfly charm to the jump ring and close it.
Thread the charm onto the needle.
Add the remaining beads in the correct order.
Remove the stopper bead.
Cross the two ends of elastic then take one under the other. Pull it as tight as you can without breaking the elastic, ensuring there are no spaces between the beads. Then cross the elastic again and loop one end around the other twice. Pull as tight as you can.
Thread the tail back through the several of the beads on either side of the knot.
Before you cut the ends off, use the toothpick to add glue to the knot.
Holding each of the tails, pop the knot inside one of the beads so that when the glue sets it will stick to the inside of the bead hole.
Trim off the tails.
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