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Two-strand pearl bracelet String a fast, fashionable bracelet with colorful pearls by Tasha Wilkerson

Pearls offer more than a single, white strand of elegance. They come in a variety of colors, from pastel pink to vibrant green; so, use them to add a splash of color — and fun — to your wardrobe. This simple design combines their classic history and bright future.

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BEADSTYLE

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Determine the finished length of your bracelet, add 5 in. (13cm), and cut two pieces of beading wire to that length. On each wire, center a spacer, five pearls, and a spacer.

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On each end of each strand, string a spacer, a crimp bead, a spacer, and a soldered jump ring. Go back through the beads just strung and tighten the wire. Check the fit, and add or remove pearls from each end if necessary. Crimp the crimp beads (Basics) and trim the excess wire.

SupplyList • 16-in. (41cm) strand 4–5mm pearls • 16–18 4mm round spacers • flexible beading wire, .014 or .015 • 2 5mm jump rings • 4 4mm soldered jump rings • 4 crimp beads • toggle clasp • chainnose and roundnose pliers • diagonal wire cutters • crimping pliers (optional)

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BEADSTYLE

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On each end of each strand, string five pearls and a spacer. Repeat until the strand is within 2 in. (5cm) of the desired length. End with a pearl.

Open a jump ring (Basics). Attach the soldered jump ring from one end of each strand and half of the clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other side. ✤

Contact Tasha via her Web site, painteddaisydesigns.com.


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