New colours! Glitzy and colourful. New resin bangles in the Jewellery Shop.

New colours! Glitzy and colourful. New resin bangles in the Jewellery Shop.
Add a touch of colour to your outfits with these fun and colourful resin bangles. Magnetic clasps make these ideal for girls who find it hard to get a traditional bangle on their wrist. And they're available in a range of sizes to suit small, medium and large wrists. Check them out in the Resin Jewellery Shop!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Houndstooth, Chevron Stripes and Polka Dot Bracelet

If you want to make a statement with your jewellery, you can't go past this combination of bold graphic patterns in black and white. Houndstooth, chevron stripes, polka dots and a pop of red are eye-catching together in this chunky design. With it's simple design and easy to do up magnetic clasp, it will become one of your go-to bracelets when you need to dress up a casual outfit.

Here's what you'll need:

Black/white graphic puffy bead strand (Metal Gallery - Hobby Lobby)
Eight 6mm Light Siam Swarovski bicones
7-Strand Black Beading Wire (softer, more flexible beading wires will be difficult to thread through the hollow beads)
Silver Crimp Tubes
Silver Wire Guardians
Silver Magnetic Tube Clasp

Tools: Wire cutters, Euro Tool Crimping Pliers

Cut a 30-35cm (12-14") of beading wire and string on a crimp tube and one arm of the wire guardian.

Thread the beading wire through the other side of the wire guardian, leaving a tail of at least 2.5cm (1").

Thread the tail of the wire through the loop of the magnetic clasp. Pull it up onto the wire guardian.

Insert the tail back through the crimp.

Slide the crimp tube up to the wire guardian and make sure the beading wire is sitting snuggly inside the wire guardian.

Place the crimp tube into the middle hole of the crimping pliers, making sure that the two wires are not crossing over inside the tube. Crimp the tube so that you have a wing on either side of the channel with a wire in each side. Test that it's secure. If not, crimp again.

Place the crimp sideways into the top hole of the crimping pliers with the wings facing towards the handle.

String a bicone, a daisy spacer, a puffy bead and another daisy spacer. Slide these beads up over both of the wires and then trim away the short one close to the daisy spacer.

Continue stringing in this pattern until you reach the desired length for your bracelet. I've strung seven puffy beads and my bracelet fits an average wrist with a bit of play (with the clasp included). Adjust the number of beads to suit your wrist size.

String another bicone, a crimp tube and one side of a wire guardian.

String the other side of the wire guardian and slide on the other half of the magnetic clasp. Pull up the slack in the wire and crimp it as before.

Thread the beading wire back through the last bicone and then trim away the excess.

Now you're ready to show off your hip new bracelet. Team it with your favourite T-shirt and jeans and have fun!

'Til next time....


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