I Love You Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This adorable bracelet is perfect for bridesmaids, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or any time you want to tell someone you love them! We have another bracelet idea using the two-hole alphabet beads. You can stack them together for a fun and playful look. Click Here for the "I Love You Two" bracelet instructions.
Step one: Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to each of the loops on a sterling silver two-strand heart clasp. Cut two lengths of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to approximately nine inches. Crimp one end of each wire to a sterling silver open jump ring. The jump rings allow movement and keeps the wire flexible. For help using crimp tubes please Click Here.
Step two: The pattern will be the same on both wires as you work. We like to do both strands at once to make sure everything lines up evenly. If you are worried about losing your work, use Bead Stoppers as you move along your pattern. Add a few beads to one side, then hold it in the Bead Stopper as you work along the other side. The pattern is as follows: one 2mm seamless gold-filled round bead, 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone in fuchsia, 2mm gold-filled round, 4mm Swarovski crystal rosaline cube, gold-filled round, 4mm Swarovski faceted light tanzanite AB bicone, 3mm light Siam bicone, gold-filled round and a 4mm Swarovski light tanzanite AB cube. Repeat this pattern again, then begin it one more time, but instead of adding the final light tanzanite cube, add the sterling silver two-hole letter bead "I" followed by a gold-filled 2mm round bead, 4mm light tanzanite AB cube, another round, then the silver two-hole heart bead. Add a round, cube, round then the "U" bead. From this point, reverse the bead pattern to work back to the clasp.
Step three: Crimp the remaining ends of the wire to the other jump rings and trim the excess. To adjust the length, keep in mind that each set of beads in the pattern from the first gold-filled round to the tanzanite cube is approximately 1 inch.
Approximate size: 7½ inches Estimated time: Under one hour Difficulty level: Beginner