Watch how to create the Sweet Spring Bracelet by Fusion Beads

Watch how to create the Sweet Spring Bracelet by Fusion Beads


[Cody] Hi. Today I’m gonna show you how to make the Sweet Spring Bracelet. This delicate multi-strand bracelet is the perfect finishing
touch to your spring look. Let’s take a look at
the products and tools we’ll need to make it. (bright music) For this project, we
will be using galvanized Duracoat round Japanese
seed beads in light pewter, sea foam, and eggplant. I have two 17 millimeter gray
embroidery thread tassels, I have 12 millimeter lobster claw clasp, I have some five millimeter,
20-gauge open jump rings, and then I’ve got some
six millimeter 20-gauge closed jump rings, I’ve
got two-by-two crimp beads, and three-by-five crimp bead covers and I’m stringing it all
up on fine Soft Flex. For my tools, I’m using chain nose pliers, wire cutters, I have crimping pliers, and then I have some
stainless steel bead stoppers to help me terminate my ends here because I go ahead and
attach it to my jump rings. So let’s get started. Okay, so to begin, I went ahead and cut three pieces that are each 10 inches long in the fine Soft Flex. So I’m just gonna set two of those aside and using just one piece of the Soft Flex, going to pick up a crimp
bead and the six millimeter, or, 20-gauge closed jump
ring and I’m gonna go through the jump ring and come back
through your crimp bead, and I’m gonna bring that down close to the jump ring, there. And then taking your crimping
pliers and using the back notch first, you crimp one
time, and then you turn, you flip it to the front notch, and you crimp two more times. So I’m gonna go ahead and crimp one time in the back notch, turn
and flip it to the front and do it two more times. I always give it a tug
to make sure it’s secure. So, it is. Taking your wire cutters,
you want to cut off just the tail, as close to
the crimp bead as possible. And while I’m here, I’m gonna go ahead and add my crimp bead cover. You can also just add these
at the end, if you like. So I’m just gonna use the front notch, slide it over the crimp bead
and then gently close it and it’s a real nice, finished look there. Looks like a little three
millimeter metal bead. So to begin my pattern,
I’m just gonna show you the bracelet I already made. The pattern starts with
15 of the light pewter, then it’s a kind of a
fade in to the sea foam, then it’s 14 of the sea
foam, and then it’s kind of a fade in to the eggplant, and
then it’s 32 of the eggplant and then it’s just the reverse
order on the other side. So to get started, I’m
gonna go ahead and start stringing up the pewter beads
and I need 15 of these guys. 13. So, then to do the fade in
part, I’m gonna grab two of the sea foam, then I’m gonna go back and grab three of the pewter,
and then I’m gonna grab one sea foam, one pewter,
one sea foam, and one pewter. So then it makes a nice
transition into the next color and then I’m gonna do 14 of the sea foam. Okay, so I got 14 there. And now I’m gonna transition
into the eggplant. So to do that, just following
the same pattern here, I’m gonna grab two eggplant
and then I’m gonna grab three of the sea foam,
and then I’m gonna grab one eggplant, one sea foam, one eggplant, and one sea foam. And then I do the big middle section, which is gonna be 32 of the eggplant. And this is a great
project to use up extra little seed beads that you
might have laying around, too. 16 on there. All right, about 32. And then, on this other
side, I just reverse this fade on the pattern,
so I’m gonna pick up one sea foam, one
eggplant, and one sea foam, and one eggplant. Kind of transition back into the sea foam, and then I’m going to
pick up three sea foam, two eggplant, and then I do the section of 14 of the sea foam. Okay, so I’ve got 14 of those and then I fade into the pewter. So to do that, you just pick
up one pewter, one sea foam, and one pewter, and one sea foam, and then you go ahead
and you grab three pewter and two sea foam. And then at this point, you just go ahead and do the end section,
which is just 15 of pewter. All right, so I’ve got
it completely strung up. So now I’m ready to attach
this end to the other closed jump ring that I have. So again, in the same fashion
as I did the first side, gonna pick up a crimp
bead, pick up the second closed six millimeter jump ring. Go back through your
crimp bead, pull it down. You wanna make sure it’s
snug, but not super tight, that it doesn’t have any flexibility, and then same fashion
as we did the first one, using the back notch first, crimp one time and then turn and flip
it to the front notch and crimp it two more times, and then just give a little tug. Go ahead and cut your tail
with your wire cutters as close to the crimp bead as possible, and I’m gonna go ahead
and just add a crimp cover to that guy since I’m here. So I’ve got one strand done. I’m gonna go ahead and
do my other two strands and I’m going to attach
them in the same fashion as I attached this strand,
and then we’ll be right back! Okay, as you can see, I
went ahead and I attached my other two strands that I strung up, the same pattern, to my closed jump rings. So at this point, I’m ready
to add my little tassel embellishments and my
lobster clasp for my closure. So to do that, I’m just gonna
grab one of the five mill open jump rings and I’m gonna go ahead and open the jump ring by
pulling one side towards me and one side away from me,
and I’m just gonna attach it without putting anything
on it just to one end of the bracelet and I’m gonna go ahead and close the jump ring. And this is gonna be used
for our lobster claw clasp to attach onto. So then on the other
end, I’m gonna open up a second jump ring, same
fashion, pulling one side towards me and one side away,
and I’m going to thread on my lobster claw clasp. And then I’m going to just go
through the closed jump ring and then go ahead and
close the jump ring there. And now, so I’ve got basics
of the bracelet done. Now I’m ready just to add my tassels here. So I’m going to go ahead and add, open it up and add one tassel. Whoops. And I’m gonna go ahead and
I’m going to add my tassel to the six millimeter closed jump ring and I’m gonna close that guy. So I’ve got one tassel on there. And then I’m going to
open another jump ring and in the same fashion, I’m
going to string on my tassel, and then I’m gonna attach this tassel to the jump ring that has
the other tassel on there so it’s a little bit of a
cascade effect over there. And when you’re putting
any kind of embellishments like charms, or tassels,
or anything like that, you always want to make sure
it’s on the lobster side or the ring side of your
clasp because if it’s not, it can be kind of hard to attach if you have it in the
way when you’re trying to put on your bracelet. So now I can just go ahead and attach it to the other side here. And there you have our really cute little Sweet Spring Bracelet. You can find the products
and tools for this Inspiration design at FusionBeads.com. (bright music)

3 Comments

  1. Lovely sweet and delicate colours. I would like to make a necklace in this pattern. What would the bead count be? Thanks for your help.

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