With this Rainbow Anklet, exposed wire and E beads combine to produce fun and fashionable results. Show off this simple and fun project to all of your friends - they won't believe you made it yourself. This project shows that handmade beaded jewelry doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming to create. In fact, this is the perfect project for someone with minimal jewelry making skills. Gather up your favorite beads and pick a few eye-catching colors - the more prep you do ahead of time, the better off you'll be. This is a fun accessory you can wear all year long.
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- Two 14" lengths of .015” diameter bright Beadalon 19 Strand wire
- One silver torpedo clasp
- Two 1.3mm silver Beadalon Crimp Beads
- E beads, 5 of each color: blue, red, orange, yellow, pink, green
- Beadalon Wire Nipper Tool
- Beadalon Crimp Tool
- Hold both Beadalon 19 Strand wires together and place a crimp bead 1/2" from the end. String the wires through half of the clasp and back into the crimp bead to form a loop. Use the Crimp Tool to secure the crimp bead.
- Place each strand through the opposite side of a blue E bead. Pull the strands gently until the bead is vertical and the strand ends are even. Repeat the technique using a red bead. Adjust the wire between the first two beads to about 1/8"-1/4". String beads in the following color order: blue, red, orange, yellow, pink, green until the desired length is reached.
- Hold the wire ends together and string a crimp bead 1/2" from the end. String the ends through half of the clasp and place them back into the crimp bead to form a loop. Use the Crimp Tool to again secure and finish the anklet.
- Use the same technique to make a matching necklace and bracelet.