Coin Pearl Bracelet
About This Design
Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $15-20 as
This beautiful bracelet uses coin pearls in a rich coppery color,
paired with red poppy jasper beads and earth colored mixed jasper beads.
Do this with any coin pearl beads you
choose, and accent beads in any color.
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 8 coin pearl beads
- Enough jasper beads to fit your desired bracelet length for two strands
- Silver daisy spacer (Bali) beads (about 18-20)
- 4 silver crimp beads (2 each strand)
- Length of flexible beading wire to fit the desired bracelet length, plus a couple extra inches to work with.
- 1 clasp of choice (I used a silver lobster claw clasp)
- 1 extender chain (or silver bulk link chain works fine, about 1 inch)
- 1 headpin
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Next, let's string the beads!
Tie a knot on one end of the wire, or place some tape over the end, and string all of your beads onto the wire.
Check the length and overall design and make adjustments by adding, removing, or re-positioning beads until you are happy with the look of the bracelet.
You can make any design that you like. I alternated pearls
in-between jasper beads, and I used daisy spacer
beads in-between each group of beads for accents. Tip - if you
want to add space at the ends to lengthen your design or to make the
ends of the strand easier to slide into a toggle clasp (test this before
closing crimps!), slide a couple of daisy spacers
together in a row at either end of the bracelet.
You can do this first on a bead design board if you prefer, but I always like to wrap a bracelet around my wrist just to check the look and fit.
Make sure you account for the added length of the clasp. I spaced
my beads to end up with a bracelet that was 7.5 inches long.
TIP - You can start a bracelet by attaching the clasp to one end first, However, if you are unclear about your final design or the finished bracelet length, it is best to simply tie a knot or place some tape over the end of the jewelry wire, string your beads, and once you are happy with the design and length, attach the clasps to the ends. This way, if you find you need to subtract or add beads you can just remove the tape or knot and work from either end without having to cut off your clasp and start the whole thing over!
Crimp ends and attach the clasp
Slide a crimp bead onto the wire, feed the wire through the clasp
loop, then back through the crimp bead. Pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead
closed. Follow the How to Use Crimp Beads instructions if you are not familiar with this technique.
Repeat on other side, making sure you pull the wire tight to beads
before crimping. Do this for each bracelet strand. Attach
the extender chain on the other end the same way. Let's add a
dangling pearl to the extender chain. Slide a pearl onto the
headpin, and use your round nose pliers to make a loop at the top.
Slide this onto the last link of your extender chain, then close the
TIP - As an option, try the new crimp bead covers to hide crimps for
an even more finished look.
That's it! Your gorgeous new coin pearl bracelet is ready to