Tulip Beads Bracelets
By: Absolute Crystal Components
Making bead bracelets is not only fun to do, but they're fun to wear! Follow instructions from Absolute Crystal Components to create these beautiful gold-and-aqua Tulip Beads Bracelets.
- 22 4mm Bicone - Golden Shadow
- 1 Magnetic Closure - Golden Shadow
- 22 4mm Bicone - Pacific Opal
- 22 4mm Bicone - Smoked Topaz
- 15 6mm Bicone - Crystal Copper
- 6 8mm Round - Pacific Opal
- 12 Tulip Bead Cap
- 28 Mini Flower Spacer Bead
- 3 11” Beadalon 19 Strand Beading Wire
- 6 2.5mm Silver Crimp Bead
- 6 4mm Silver Crimp Cover
- Getting Started: Begin by placing a crimp bead and one end of the magnetic closure on one 11” piece of wire. Then pass this same end back through the crimp bead, tighten down the loop against the closure, squeeze the crimp bead and cut the excess wire. Repeat using three wires on one end of the closure. (See basic Techniques) In Step 2, utilize the center wire and reserve the external wires for later.
- To Begin the pattern in the Center Strand: Place three 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones, one Tulip Bead Cap, an 8mm Pacific Opal Round along with a second bead cap. Add three 4mm Crystals, Mini Flower Spacer Bead, one 6mm Crystal Bicone, another mini flower spacer, followed by three 4mm Bicones and a 6mm Crystal Copper, that will be used as center piece. Now string the same pattern but in the inverse way to complete your center strand.Slide a crimp bead and the free end of the magnetic closure (center loop). Next pass the strand of wire through the crimp bead and tighten down the loop against the closure and cut the excess wire.
- Creating the External Strands:On one piece of beading wire; sting three 4mm crystal bicones, a mini flower spacer, one 6mm Crystal Copper Bicone and another spacer. Repeat three times followed by three more 4mm bicones a Tulip Bead Cap, one 8mm round, another bead cap and three 4mm Bicones. Now slide a mini flower spacer bead, a 6mm Crystal Bicone, another spacer bead and three 4mm bicones, repeat three times and to finish the strand attach it to one end of the magnetic closure. Following the same beading pattern complete your third and last strand.
- Bringing it all together: For a finished look, cover the crimp beads by using crimp covers.