Designing Bold Summer Bracelets
by Judy Ellis
Mix gemstones and metal findings for an armful of summer jewelry.
Instructions
Mixing bold gemstones is both a fun design challenge and a great way to combine leftover beads.
Tip 1: Mix a few colors together instead of going with just one. Your piece will be visually appealing and less heavy.
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Tip 2: Try to incorporate a lot of metal elements into your design. The finished jewelry will be more versatile fashion-wise and can be styled with many different outfits.
Tip 3: Remember that your color choices aren't restricted to beads. Don't be shy about mixing metals; it's fun and trendy at the moment!
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Tip 4: Get the size right: Bracelets made of bigger stones and findings need to be longer than smaller ones to fit the same wrist size. Don't guess; check the fit often while making your bracelet.
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Enjoy your bead-mixing adventures!

Judy Elllis

Materials

Beads
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Handmade Venetian Glass Beads
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Gemstone Beads
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Swarovski Crystal Beads
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Pearls
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3 Strand Micro Cable Stainless Steel Wire 30 Foot - .012 Gauge
H12-6
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.18
  • Gold Club Price: $2.38
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7 Strand Micro Cable Stainless Steel Wire - .018 Gauge- 30 ft
H12-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.66
  • Gold Club Price: $2.74
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Soft Flex Beading Wire--Medium--.019
BDC-419.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.50
  • Gold Club Price: $11.63
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Gold Filled Crimp Beads 2x2mm - Pack of 20
J10-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.20
  • Gold Club Price: $3.15
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm - Pack of 100
K10-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.70
  • Gold Club Price: $7.28
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Gold Filled Toggle Clasp 11mm - Pack of 1
J3-90
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.30
  • Gold Club Price: $5.48
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Silver Filled Oval Lobster Clasp 9mm - Pack of 1
S3-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.45
  • Gold Club Price: $1.09
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22 Gauge Bracelet Memory Wire Silver Finish - Approximatly 20 coils
H14-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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22 Gauge Bracelet Memory Wire Silver Finish - Approximatly 30 Coils
H14-3
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.04
  • Gold Club Price: $3.03
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Gold Filled Beads
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Rose Gold Filled Beads
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Sterling Silver Beads
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Tools

Mighty Crimper
PLR-584.00
  • PLR-584.00
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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6 Inch Metal Ruler - in Inches And Centimeters
G7-7
  • G7-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Beadalon Knotter Tool
G16-100
  • G16-100
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $28.95
  • Gold Club Price: $21.71
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Memory Wire Cutters - Pack of 1
G2-36
  • G2-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $10.38
  • Gold Club Price: $7.78
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design, General Education