Tourmaline Dreams Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The gradual change in colors on display in this bracelet is a fabulous homage to the beauty of tourmaline. The colorful beads add a playful twist to a trendy jewelry style. Learn how to make it so you can add dreamy color to your looks!
Step one: String the antique silver morning flower button onto the center of a four foot length of 1.5mm natural light brown round leather. Fold the leather in half so the button rests in the center of the fold and tie an overhand knot with the two strands of leather. The button should be at the top of your knot.
Step two: Check out our Tips on Creating Wrap Style Bracelets for help with starting your bracelet. For the first row of beads, you will add one Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Chrysolite Opal. The second row will feature two Chrysolite Opal rounds and the third and fourth rows will have three Chrysolite Opal rounds each.
Step three: For the subsequent rows of your bracelet, follow this pattern:
Three rows of four Miyuki 8/0 transparent luster mauve hex cut Delicas
Three rows of four Miyuki 8/0 inside color lined crystal/rose Delicas
Three rows of three Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Rose
Three rows of four Miyuki 8/0 transparent rainbow light magenta hex cut seed beads
Three rows of three Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Tanzanite AB
One row of two Swarovski 6mm mini square beads in Fern Green
Three rows of three Chrysolite Opal rounds
Repeat this pattern as many times needed to make your bracelet long enough to fit your wrist. You can make a bracelet large enough to wrap once around your wrist or twice.
Step four: Once you have as many rows as needed, finish with two rows of three Chrysolite Opal rounds, one row of two Chrysolite Opal rounds and one last row featuring one Chrysolite Opal round. Wrap your thread several times around the two cords of leather at the end of your bracelet and knot it. Create an overhand knot in the leather to finish your bracelet. Create another knot in the leather about an inch away from your first knot to create a loop for your button. If you finish your bracelet and find you would like to add more length, you can add more loops with knots to the tail. Trim the tail to your liking.