OK, so I was at Michaels yesterday and I was looking for some Swarovski crystal beads in neutral/natural colors. Don’t bother looking, apparently they are not in big demand. I walked past the Michaels lady doing a demo several times. I figure I don’t need another craft (especially when I can choose from about a zillion ideas on my My to do list...someday or on my Makin’ Jewelry boards on Pinterest) so I didn’t even look at what she was making.
So, anyway, there I was looking for some special beads for some earrings. And I couldn’t find any…so I ended up looking at some premade bracelets and found the color beads I wanted. Eventually the Michaels lady asked me if I found what I needed. And that is when it happened!
I looked over and she was making this really cool bracelet. Hmmm, she had a crochet hook in one hand and beads on wire in the other hand. That was the end of my resolve not to find another project/craft!
I went and bought me some 26G wire and that was it. I had the beads, and of course the crochet hook and the jewelry findings.
I made this one in about 20 minutes…it is three strands braided together and with the ends attached. You could use a clasp but I found the bracelet is a bit stretchy and I decided to skip the clasp on this one and just add a charm.
This pink pearl bracelet I made first…I used a clasp on it and thought when I first got it done that it was too small. But once again it is a bit stretchy so I was able to “stretch” it to fit me!
This one is very soft and romantic…
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