About This Design
This pet name bracelet design is dedicated to the memory of "Snickers", my mom's
beloved Maltese dog who passed away on 3/28/06. Snickers was pure white,
so I used snowy white pearls in my bracelet design.
Time: Approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $35-40 as shown.
This pet name bracelet is a wonderful gift for any animal lover in
your life. Use alphabet beads to spell the pet's name, and select
a pet charm or two (cat, dog, horse--whatever!). Use any beads and
clasp that you like. In my design I used pearls and a decorative
magnetic clasp, with a doggie bone and cross charms, and red gemstone
briolette bead as an accent.
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 1 length flexible jewelry wire such as Soft Flex or Beadalon (desired
bracelet length, plus a few inches to work with.)
- Two crimp beads
- One clasp of choice. Here I used a decorative magnetic clasp.
- Beads of choice. Here I used large (12mm) snowy white pearls.
- Two Bali bead caps of choice. Here I used sterling silver baskets.
- Alphabet block beads. Here I used sterling silver letter beads.
- Enough small round beads to separate the alphabet block beads. Here
I used five smaller white pearls.
- Charm(s) of choice. Here I used a doggie bone charm, a cross with
heart charm, and to represent a heart full of love, I used a red gemstone flat
pear-shaped briolette drop bead as an accent. I got my pet-themed charms
- If you plan to attach a briolette bead, you will need a piece of
wire. Here I used small gauge sterling silver wire.
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Slide beads onto jewelry wire
Knot one end of your jewelry wire, or place a piece of tape on the
end so the beads don't fall off. String your beads onto the
wire. Use a bead design board or a ruler to make sure the bracelet
is the right length (factor in the clasp!). You may need to add or
remove beads depending on how many letters are in your name to get the
proper length. Start with a bead cap (facing towards the beads),
string your beads, then start the Alphabet beads. Place one
smaller round bead in-between each of the alphabet block
Crimp beads to attach clasp, then attach charms
Now you are ready to attach the clasp and charms. Slide one end
of the wire through a crimp bead, around the loop on the clasp, then
back through the crimp bead. Use crimping pliers to close the
crimp, and then repeat on the other side. If you need instructions
on how to crimp beads, click
Using my silver wire, I wire wrap a loop on the top of the briolette
here for instructions). I use a jump ring to attach both of my
doggie charms and the briolette bead to the loop on one side of my
clasp. That's it!