Seed Pearl and Turquoise Bracelet
About This Design
Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $15-20 as
shown (depends on the quality and quantity of genuine turquoise beads used).
This simple, sweet and fun bracelet features white seed pearls, with
a square freshwater pearl and turquoise seed bead sliding
"charm" , and two blue turquoise beads next to the sterling
silver toggle clasp.
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- Seed beads in turquoise color (or colors of your choice).
- 2 turquoise beads. Turquoise
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- 1 square pearl bead
- 3 crimp beads
- 1 length of flexible beading wire (like Beadalon or Soft Flex) to fit the desired bracelet length, plus a couple extra inches to work with.
- 1 sterling silver toggle clasp
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String all pearls and turquoise beads on wire
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 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.
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!
Make and attach the turquoise and pearl sliding charm
Slide seed beads onto a short length of flexible beading wire until
you complete a circle with a diameter that won't fall off the end of the
toggle clasp you have selected. Feed each end of the wire through
a crimp bead from opposite directions. Pull the ends of each wire
tight, closing the beads up to the crimp bead. Crimp the bead
closed and you have a completed circle "slider" to attach the
pearl bead to. Follow the How to Use Crimp Beads instructions if you are not familiar with this technique.
Cut off remaining tails of wire with flush cutters.
Slide pearl onto a headpin and make a basic loop with round nose
pliers. Attach the pearl bead to the seed bead loop, and slide the
finished charm onto the pearl bracelet.
Crimp beads and attach clasp
Now we will use a crimp bead to close the ends of each wire and
attach to the clasp.
Untie your knot or remove the tape. Slide a crimp bead onto the end of wire, and thread the wire through the loop on the clasp, and back through your crimp bead. Crimp the bead flat or use a crimping tool to close the crimp. Follow the How to Use Crimp Beads instructions if you are not familiar with this technique.
TIP - For an even more finished look, cover your crimp beads with the new crimp bead covers!
That's it, your beautiful bracelet is ready to wear.
Matching Jewelry Set
This bracelet looks great paired with other turquoise jewelry. Try
these additional jewelry projects.