Multiple-Strand Bracelet

The glisten of mirror-finish glass beads is complemented by the smoky colors of hematite and the sparkle of crystals in this five-strand bracelet. The large, multiple-strand clasp takes the design from simple to smashing. Like any great centerpiece, the clasp is a wonderful accent that pulls in a multitude of colors without overwhelming the delicate strands.
Crafts Supplies for Multiple-Strand Bracelet
Multistrand bracelet

Designed by Linda J. Augsburg

This design is excerpted from the book Big & Bold, How to Make Dramatic Beaded Jewelry.

The finished bracelet is 6-3/4 inches.

What you'll need:

  • Flexible beading wire, .014 or .015
  • Diagonal wire cutters
  • 100-120 three-millimeter glass beads, mirror finish
  • 10 crimp beads
  • 31-millimeter three-strand box clasp
  • Chain-nose or crimping pliers
  • 16-inch strand of 3x5-millimeter oval beads
  • 19 6-millimeter round crystals, shadow crystal