We love how this beaded flower bracelet turned out. And we did it all with one basic wirework technique. Simple loops! We’ve included a video to show you how easy it is to make them!
25 Ruby Czech glass bell-shaped flower beads, center-drilled, 8mm
7″ length Sterling-plated chain, medium wide cable
25 Sterling silver 1″ head pins, 22 gauge
50 Faceted Swarovski crystal bicone beads, 5mm, various colors
1 Silver lobster clasp
1 Silver jump ring
WHAT TO DO
1. Place 2 different colored bicone beads on a head pin. Then place a bell-shaped flower bead on the head pin so the opening of the bell faces the beads.
2. Push the beads all the way down until they rest on the end of the head pin. Now make a simple loop in the end of the wire. To do this, bend the wire 90-degrees where it exits the top of the bell-shaped flower bead. Grab the bent wire at the very tip with the round-nose pliers. Rotate the pliers to curl the wire into a complete loop. You may have to reposition the pliers halfway through.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 25 beaded flower head pins.
4. To attach each flower to the chain, open the wire loop at the top of each flower with the round-nose pliers. Hook the wire through a link in the chain then close the loop again. Continue adding the flowers to links in the chain, making sure they are evenly spaced. Leave a ½” tail on one end of the chain.
5. To finish the bracelet, attach the lobster clasp to the other end of the chain using a jump ring.
Dazzling Detail: For a professional-looking finish, get 2 or 3 extra bicone beads and place them on a head pin, leaving off the flower bead. Then make a loop at the tip and attach it to the end of the bracelet.