TUTORIAL TUESDAYS ™
Each Tuesday, I will do a tutorial for you, with words and photos, of a project. We will be starting out with a couple of jewelry tutorials, but I will be branching out as well. I hope to try out some new projects for myself, too!
This week will be doing a great little bracelet I designed. It is simple, yet unique. It is just in time for Halloween.
This is a great way for beginners to get started. I will give you instructions for the minimal amount of tools required.
I also have this as a kit in my shop. So, if you want to make this exact design you can get the kit to follow along. (Only one is listed, I will relist as they sell as long as I still have them available!) First person to email me with their name and address will get it free! BBBellezza@hotmail.com
- 4 Skull beads
- Black glass beads (I have used 8)
- 2 Silver spacer beads
- 2 Crimp Beads
- Supply of seed beads
- Silver Heart Toggle Clasp
Tools needed: (Note, these are not included in the craft kit package)
- Wire cutters (or scissors work, just don't use your special fabric scissors!!)
- Pliers (you don't necessarily need anything fancy)
STEP 1Make sure that you have all of your supplies and tools ready. I hate having to interrupt myself halfway through a project to go and get this or that.
Slide the beads onto the beading wire, being careful to not allow the beads to come off the wire. You can put tape on one side if you like until you get the hang of it.
At one end place a seed bead, a crimp bead, another seed bead and one part of the toggle clasp and loop the wire back around through the seed bead, the crimp bead and a couple of beads. Slide the beads so that it is a close fit, but not super tight.