Homecoming Queen Bracelet Instructions Designed by Artbeads
Braided pearls in fall colors give this multi-strand bracelet a fashionable appearance that's perfect for homecoming! Wear this bracelet to accent a short and sassy dress. Then, pair it with a dressy top for a look that you can wear all season. Find out more about Homecoming Trends in our Learning Center.
Step one: Cut three pieces of 8 1/2-inch ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use three sterling 2x2mm crimp tubes to crimp the wires to the three center loops of a JBB silver-plated pewter 3-strand multi-strand endpiece. For help with crimping, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.Cover the crimps with sterling silver 3mm crimp covers.
Step two: String 24 aquamarine nugget freshwater pearls and 11 TOHO™ triangle hybrid 11/0 dual-lustered gold/green light blue AB beads onto the left wire in the following pattern: one TOHO™ AB bead and two pearls. Finish with a TOHO™ AB bead. Use a bead stopper to hold these beads in place.
Step three: Repeat step two for the center wire using twenty-six 6-6.5mm peacock button pearls and 14 TOHO™ AB beads.
Step four: Repeat step two for the right wire using 20 wasabi rice freshwater pearls and 11 TOHO™ AB beads.
Step five: Create a loose braid of the pearl strands by folding the right strand over the central strand, and then the left strand over the new central strand. Repeat until the pearl strands are completely braided. Attach the ends of the strands to the three center loops of a second multi-strand endpiece using crimp tubes. Cover with crimp covers.
Step six: Cut two 8-inch pieces of jewelry wire and attach them to the outer loops on the first endpiece using crimp tubes. Finish with crimp covers. String the following beads onto the wires in a random fashion: TOHO™ AB beads, TOHO™ triangle 11/0 silver-lined lemon lime beads and TOHO™ triangle 11/0 transparent teal beads.
Step seven: Attach the ends of the wires to the outer loops of the second multi-strand endpiece using crimp tubes. Cover with crimp covers.
Step eight: Attach a silver-plated small lobster clasp to the center loop on the top of the first multi-strand endpiece using a 4.2mm sterling silver open jump ring. For help with jump rings, visit our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center. Connect the six 5.95mm sterling silver open jump rings together like a chain and attach the first jump ring on the chain to the center loop of the second multi-strand endpiece.
Approximate size: 6 ¾-7 ½ inches Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty level: Beginner