Crafting your own jewelry is easy and fun! Watch our short how-to video on how to make your very own beaded bracelet. This bracelet will be a great addition to your collection or make a great gift for someone special. Find everything you need to get started at Michaels.
Beads you love
Beading string wire
Crimp bead covers
Bead and jewelry glue
Long nose pliers
Step 1 – Cut out about 10 inches of bead string wire.
Step 2 – Thread on the crimp bead cover followed by the crimp bead.
Step 3 – Bend the wire back through the crimp bead to form a loop.
Step 4 – Pull on both sides of the wire to tighten the loop.
Step 5 – Flatten the crimp bead with the pliers.
Step 6 – Trim the excess wire.
Step 7 – Slide the crimp bead cover over the crimp bead and add a drop of glue inside the cover. Clamp the cover tight over the crimp bead, using your long nose pliers.
Step 8 – Start stringing your beads onto the wire.
Step 9 – After you’ve strung out all of your beads, add on another crimp bead cover. Make sure the opening of the cover faces away from the beads.
Step 10 – Bend the wire back through the crimp bead and slide it down toward your beads.
Step 11 – Use your pliers to crimp the bead.
Step 12 – Trim your excess wire.
Step 13 – Put a drop of glue inside the crimp bead cover and close tight with pliers.
Step 14 – Close the loop on the crimp bead cover.
Step 15 – Use your round nose pliers to open up a jump ring. Attach the bracelet and closure and close your jump ring.
Step 16 – Use your round nose pliers to open up a jump ring. Attach the bracelet and closure and close your jump ring.
Step 17 – Use these same pliers to create a chain of 4 jump rings.
Step 18 – Open up one more jump ring and use that to connect the other end of the bracelet and the jump ring chain.
Step 19 – Connect the two ends of the bracelet around your wrist and that’s it. So easy!
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