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Friendship Sparkles Bracelets







Designed by Cynthia and Jessica Kimura

You can take the basic techniques used to make woven friendship bracelets and deck them out in sparkle! Artbeads chief jewelry designer Cynthia and her daughter Jessica updated classic designs with some bling of their own. Cup chain, filigree, seed beads and more all add bold style to every bracelet. You can see more of these bracelets and discover more inspiration in this Artbeads Cafe episode. The best friendships are the ones that sparkle, so make sure your bracelets sparkle, too!

Techniques Used:
Herringbone Weave Handy Tip
How to Create a Diagonal Weave

Ball Chain and Embroidery Thread

15.4mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Star and Dots Pattern Round Button
15.4mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Star and Dots Pattern Round Button
Code: BTN-232
Diameter 15.5mm, Height 3.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.28$1.18
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Sterling Silver 2mm Ball Chain
Sterling Silver 2mm Ball Chain
Code: 925CH72
2mm 
1-23-56+
$14.65$13.65$12.72
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Filigree Bracelet

Lovely Knots 1mm White Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm White Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0085
Length 50 yds 
Price: $3.89
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Lovely Knots 1mm Strawberry Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Strawberry Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0093
Length 50 yds 
Price: $3.89
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Lovely Knots 1mm Cardinal Purple Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Cardinal Purple Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0094
Length 50 yds 
Price: $3.89
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28x10mm Silver-Plated Rectangle End Cap
28x10mm Silver-Plated Rectangle End Cap
Code: FIND-1569
Length 14mm, Width 28mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$1.01$0.91$0.81
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TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26x19mm
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26x19mm
Code: SA-6160
Loop Length 26mm, Loop Width 19mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.56$2.37$2.19
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Swarovski Rhodium-Plated Blossom Flower Filigree with Crystals
Swarovski Rhodium-Plated Blossom Flower Filigree with Crystals
Code: 60323-RCRY
Diameter 13mm 
1-34-78+
$5.51$5.13$4.77
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Swarovski Rhodium-Plated Posy Filigree with Aquamarine and Blue Zircon Crystals
Swarovski Rhodium-Plated Posy Filigree with Aquamarine and Blue Zircon Crystals
Code: 60860-RAQUBLZ
Diameter 13mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.45$2.27$2.10
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TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Silver-Lined Milky White
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Silver-Lined Milky White
Code: TBRD6-2100
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.33$1.22
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Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV6
.252x.378 (6.4x9.6mm), 16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.15$1.06$0.98
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Cupchain on Embroidery Floss

Czech Glass Lime Green and Gold Flower Round Button
Czech Glass Lime Green and Gold Flower Round Button
Code: BTN-216
Diameter 18mm, Total Height 9mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.39$4.08$3.78
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Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP24 XILION Crystal by the Foot
Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP24 XILION Crystal by the Foot
Code: 27004-RCRY24PP
Link 3.25x3.25mm 
1-23-56+
$7.31$6.79$6.32
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Cupchain on Chinese Knotting Cord

The BeadSmith 1.5mm Emerald Chinese Knotting Cord - 16.4 Feet
The BeadSmith 1.5mm Emerald Chinese Knotting Cord - 16.4 Feet
Code: STRNG-0075
Length 16.4 ft. 
1-45-910+
$3.89$3.49$3.19
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The BeadSmith 1.5mm Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 16.4 Feet
The BeadSmith 1.5mm Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 16.4 Feet
Code: STRNG-0078
Length 16.4 ft. 
1-45-910+
$3.89$3.49$3.19
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Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP32 XILION Crystal by the Foot
Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP32 XILION Crystal by the Foot
Code: 27004-RCRY32PP
Link 4x4mm 
1-23-56+
$7.89$7.34$6.82
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16mm Silver-Plated Brass Ribbed Cord End Cap
16mm Silver-Plated Brass Ribbed Cord End Cap
Code: FIND-1560
Length 11mm, Width 16mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13$0.11$0.10
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp
Code: SA-6196
Loop Length 20mm, Loop Width 16.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.22$2.06
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Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV6
.252x.378 (6.4x9.6mm), 16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.15$1.06$0.98
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O Beads Bracelet

3.8x1mm Czech Glass Emerald AB O Bead 8 gram Pack
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Emerald AB O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0443
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-34-78+
$6.09$5.79$5.59
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TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Higher-Metallic Plum Iris
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Higher-Metallic Plum Iris
Code: TBRD11-509
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-78-1516+
$1.93$1.78$1.64
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Rizo Beads Fringe Bracelet

Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Peridot AB
Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Peridot AB
Code: RIZO0022
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
1-23-56+
$2.93$2.63$2.38
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SilverSilk 11x10mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter End Cap
SilverSilk 11x10mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: FIND-1494
Length 14mm, Width 11.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.11$1.02$0.94
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TierraCast Antique Silver Large Leaf Clasp Set
TierraCast Antique Silver Large Leaf Clasp Set
Code: SA-6054
Loop 17mm, Bar 25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.46$2.28$2.11
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
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