Learn to make a Crystal And Tassel Friendship Bracelet with our step by step video tutorial. Making jewelry is fun and easy. We’ll show you how! For this friendship bracelet we combined the elegant look of crystals and gold nuggets with playful Boho tassels. Learn to make your own by watching our video tutorial. We’ve also included step by step instructions below. If you have any questions about this project, leave us a comment and we’ll reply. We love helping you.
Here’s a step by step video showing how we made the friendship bracelet, including how to attach the clasp. Follow along as we make the friendship bracelet, then use the instructions below to make your own.
Video Tutorial: How To Make A Crystal And Tassel Friendship Bracelet
How To Make A Crystal And Tassel Friendship Bracelet
36 Faceted crystal rondelles, 3mm, London blue topaz
24 Faceted crystal rondelles, 3mm, peach
12 Nugget beads, 3mm, gold
3 Mini tassels, white
Bead stringing wire, 19-strand, gold
Barrel clasp, gold
2 Clamshell bead tips, gold
2 Crimp beads, gold
Bead bug or masking tape
1. Cut a 13-inch piece of bead stringing wire. Attach the Bead Bug to one end of the wire. A Bead bug is a spring clamp that will keep your beads from sliding off the end of the wire while you are working. If you don’t have a Bead Bug you can use a piece of masking tape.
2. Feed 12 of the blue beads onto the wire.
3. Slide on a tassel. We made these mini tassels. Here’s how we did it if you want to make your own. Or you can buy mini tassels at the bead store or jewelry section of the craft store.
4. Next feed on the 12 gold nugget beads. Follow these beads with another tassel.
5. Feed on 24 peach faceted crystal beads. Slide on the last mini tassel. Then feed on 24 blue beads.
6. To attach the clasp, start by sliding one clamshell bead tip onto the wire. The wire goes up through the hole in the hinge.
7. Slide on a crimp bead.
8. Flatten the crimp bead using the chain-nose pliers. Trim the wire with the wire cutters.
9. Close the clamshell over the crimp bead using the chain-nose pliers.
10. Slide the clasp into the loop on the clamshell bead tip, then close the loop.
11. Slide the beads down to the clasp end of the wire. Remove the masking tape or Bead Bug.
12. Repeat the steps to attach the other side of the clasp. To do this, slide a clamshell bead tip and a crimp bead onto the wire. Slide these down to the beads. Reach inside the clamshell and flatten the crimp bead using the chain-nose pliers. Trim the wire. Close the clamshell bead tip up over the crimp bead. Slide the other end of the clasp into the loop on the clamshell bead tip. Close the loop using the chain-nose pliers. This is very easy to follow in the video!
Didn’t that turn out pretty?! This bracelet could be made with any beads. We think this design looks so nice because all the beads are 3mm, so they are uniform and delicate. And the tassels add a lot of fun!
Jennifer & Kitty
The bracelet is beautiful..however, how can you put on and take the bracelet with a barrel/screw clasp. Would like to see a video of that
Please show how to put the bracelet on and take it off using the barrel/screw clasp
Jennifer & Kitty says
Lol, Joy, that’s a great question. We use magnet clasps for bracelets a lot. Much easier to put on! When we have a clasp like a screw clasp we use a fun little item we discovered at a bead show called The Bracelet Valet. Here’s a link: http://www.designsbyreenie.com/BraceletValet.aspx
Definitely use whatever clasp works best for you! Jennifer & Kitty
OMG this one looks so gorgeous! I’d love to give it a try when I have a chance. Keep up the great work.
Jennifer & Kitty says