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Meandering river beaded bracelet

Create a flowing river of beads using two-strand spacers

Beautiful baguette-cut, crystal, two-strand spacers connect lively rows of bubbling beads.

SUPPLIES

bracelet 8 in. (20cm)

  • 9 8mm bicone crystals
  • 6 4mm bicone crystals
  • 2g size 8/0 seed beads
  • 10 3 x 7mm Swarovski baguette 2-hole spacers (Auntie’s Beads, auntiesbeads.com)
  • clasp
  • 4 crimp beads
  • 24 in. (61cm) flexible beading wire, .014
  • crimping pliers
  • wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

MeanderingriverbeadednecklaceA
1. Cut two 12-in. (30cm) pieces of beading wire. On one end of one wire, string a crimp bead and half of a clasp. Go back through the crimp bead, and crimp it. Trim the excess wire next to the crimp. Repeat with the second wire.
MeanderingriverbeadednecklaceB
2. On each wire, string a 4mm bicone crystal. Over both wires, string a two-hole spacer.
MeanderingriverbeadednecklaceC
3. On one wire, string an 8/0 seed bead, an 8mm bicone crystal, and an 8/0. On the other wire, string 12 8/0s.
MeanderingriverbeadednecklaceD
4. Over both wires, string a two-hole spacer.
MeanderingriverbeadednecklaceE
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, alternating wires until you’ve strung ten two-hole spacers.
MeanderingriverbeadednecklaceF
6. On each wire, string a 4mm, an 8/0, a 4mm, a crimp bead, and the other half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead, and trim the excess wire.
Tip!

This design works really well with a two-strand clasp as well as a toggle clasp.

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