How to Make a Stopper Bead on a Bangle Bracelet

How to Make a Stopper Bead on a Bangle Bracelet


(gentle music) – [Julie] Hi, this is
Julie with Beadaholique and in this video I’m gonna
show you how to create a stopper bead on a bangle bracelet. So I love this style of bangle bracelet and this is one I made sports themed and if you look at how it’s made, it has this hook right
here and that’s great because you can take
things on and off of it. Well, I wanted to find a way to go ahead and just make things more
a permanent fix on here and also keep them more centered. So instead of having these move all around I thought I would anchor them
between these two points. So to do that what I came up
with is using crimp bead covers which is what you see here. So traditionally what these are used for is to cover a crimp bead
in a stringing project so that it looks more like a bead versus a crimped crimp bead. And they come in different sizes. This is a really large size,
this is a five millimeter and that’s what I need for
this particular project. So what you see is this opening and we actually wanna
widen that a little bit. So to widen it we’re gonna
stick our chain nose pliers into the recess of it and we’re just going to
stretch it out a little bit. Let’s see if I stretched it out enough and now we’re gonna take it in our pliers and we are going to put it over our bangle bracelet like that. So now it’s really just
kind of grabbing onto it. And now we’re gonna take
our chain nose pliers, I’m gonna try to do this in a way that you can see it here on camera, and we’re just gonna start to squish it. So you see that we’re starting
to form it around the bangle. And we’re gonna use our pliers to just bring those
sides together like so. We just have a little seam in there but you look at the other side and now what it’s gonna do is it’s gonna stop those
dangles from moving. Now you can still have it
where it moves a little bit if you want but what’s nice is it won’t go around this curve or you can just squish
it a little bit more and now it won’t move. So I’m gonna show you that once more. Go ahead, widen it a little bit. Actually I’m gonna maybe
just pop this guy on here without having to use
the pliers to begin with. Okay, so once it’s on there. There we go, and that should
hopefully be a better angle. There we go. And I’m gonna leave it so
I can move it for a second so it’s still got some movement to it but you’ll notice when
it gets up to this curve it’s not going anywhere so that’s a really nice stopper bead. And if we really don’t want it to move beyond its fixed location just squeeze it a little bit more. And there we go. So that is how you create a stopper bead for a bangle bracelet
using a crimp bead cover. And again this is a five millimeter size. Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this
really quick and easy solution to keep your dangles in
place on a bangle bracelet.

16 Comments

  1. Hi. Can I use memory wire to make this twisted loop hook and eye clasp? If so, what would be the ideal gauge for the memory wire?

  2. Thank you! I was looking for a way to stop a bracelet from shifting all to one side and make it always look "nice -n-centered", but still have a bit of movement. Fab idea, subscribed!

  3. I like the bangle bracelet very much. Do you have a video on how to make The bangle itself and what gauge wire. Thank you for sharing.

  4. what gauge wire did you use for the bangel bracelet? I love the idea of using a crimp bead as a stopper! Thank you! I love your video's as well and I'm a subscriber.

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