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Bead Bracelet for Moms

Create a colorful variation of a birthday bracelet to represent all of your children's birthdays.

What You Need:

Ask your children to help you pick a creative beading pattern.
  • This bracelet represents three children; adjust the crystal beads to fit your needs.
  • 2--2 mm sterling silver crimp beads
  • 1--12-inch piece of .018-inch-diameter stainless-steel beading wire
  • 1--medium sterling silver toggle clasp
  • Crimping tool
  • Wire cutters
  • 12--4 mm seamless, smooth sterling silver beads
  • 8--5 mm sterling silver beaded rondelle spacer beads
  • 8--6 mm seamless, smooth sterling silver beads
  • 4--4 mm sterling silver rondelle spacer beads
  • 2--6 mm Swarovski square crystal beads in desired color to represent the first child's birth month
  • 2--6 mm Swarovski square crystal beads in desired color to represent the second child's birth month
  • 2--6 mm Swarovski square crystal beads in desired color to represent the third child's birth month
  • 1--8 mm Swarovski square crystal bead in desired color to represent the first child's birth month
  • 1--8 mm Swarovski square crystal bead in desired color to represent the second child's birth month
  • 1--8 mm Swarovski square crystal bead in desired color to represent the third child's birth month
  • Jump ring

Instructions:

1. Thread a crimp bead on one end of beading wire, pass wire through the end of toggle clasp, and run wire back through the crimp bead in the opposite direction. Flatten the crimp bead firmly. Trim the end.

2. Decide on the beading pattern, keeping the number of children to be represented in mind. String the beads on the wire.

3. Thread a crimp bead on the end of the wire and pass it through the jump ring. Run the wire back through the crimp bead in the opposite direction. Flatten the crimp bead firmly. Trim the end.

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