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February: Amethyst and pearl bracelet

When I hear “amethyst,” the rich purple jewel tone comes to mind. But I love the soft lilac shades of pink amethyst as well. If your birthday’s in February, you can take your pick of the purple palette. Try adding lavender or platinum pearls — this elegant project is so easy, you’ll be able to whip up many options.

SUPPLIES

Bracelet

  • 15–19 mm amethyst pendant
  • 14–17 10 mm mauve round crystal pearls
  • 13–16 2–3 mm amethyst rondelles
  • 2 3 mm bicone crystals
  • flexible beading wire, .012
  • 4–5 mm jump ring
  • 2 crimp beads 
  • toggle clasp
  • 2 pairs of pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

Pendant from Chelsea’s Beads, chelseasbeads.com. Check your local bead store for supplies. 

Supply note: If you can’t find tiny rondelles, use 3 mm bicone crystals in light amethyst instead.

INSTRUCTIONS

February Amethyst bracelet 1
Step 1
Cut a piece of beading wire. String a pearl and a rondelle. Repeat until the strand is within 1 in. (2.5 cm) of the finished length.
February Amethyst bracelet 2
Step 2
On each end, string a crimp bead, a bicone crystal, and half of a toggle clasp. Check the fit, and add or remove beads if necessary. Go back through the last few beads strung and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess wire.
February Amethyst bracelet 3
Step 3
Open a jump ring. Attach a pendant and the loop half of the clasp. Close the jump ring.
February Amethyst earrings
Earrings
Turn pink amethyst beads into earrings by extending the wire wraps around each bead.
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