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Soft Edges Bracelet

About this design:

My favorite thing about making jewelry is taking unusual, rough or earthy pieces and softening them with elegant elements. I just love the handmade chain because of it's organic, textured, cool shapes. I like to layer it with pearls and crystals to give it a brighter, lighter feel.

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The products in this design are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Choose a variety of Czech glass fire polished and pressed beads as well as some pearls and crystal rondelles. You will also need two cones, a clasp, two 6mm jump rings, two eye pins and two crimp tubes.
Step 2:
Cut two lengths of Beadalon .015" 49 strand wire to about 8 inches. Cut two handmade chain lengths to 6 inches each. Attach one jump ring to each eye pin, set one combination aside. Attach both of the pre-cut chain lengths to the working jump ring. Crimp one length of Beadalon the jump ring between the chains and string a random variety of the bead mix you have chosen. When you have about six inches strung, crimp the other end to the other jump ring. Repeat this step with the other Beadalon strand, placing it so the chain and beaded strands alternate.
Step 3:
Pull the eye needles through the cones, and while holding them tight while using your needle nose pliers to bend them to a 90 degree angle.
Step 4:
Finish the bracelet by attaching the completed design to the clasp with wrapped loops on both sides.

Buy Products from this Design

30 ft. spool

↳ Also available as: 100 ft. spool

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Fabulous design!

  2. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Rebecca, this is a lovely design, the colours go so well together ~ beautiful pearls ! Really, really lovely !

  3. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love this piece … it is marvelously earthy. The fire polished Czech glass (which I love) along with the pressed beads and pearls is gorgeous.

  4. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Very pretty bracelet, I like your color choices :)

  5. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    I’ve added this to my favorites. It’s beautiful!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    LOVE this!

  7. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Really love the colors of this!

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    Eric Keith says:

    Very pretty, I love pearls, and this is so full of earthiness and color !!

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is a beautiful bracelet … love all the components. SLS

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beauty of a bracelet! :D

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    A fab piece! Into favs!

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    Reet says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Aurika B
    Aurika B says:

    Excellent bracelet…love the colourful pearls and the way you used metals!

  15. Karla G
    Karla G says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for posting the instructions.

  16. jancop
    jancop says:

    Love it! Thanks for posting the instructions!



  18. C Brosnan
    C Brosnan says:

    very pretty!

  19. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Just beautiful!!

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    olive penguin says:

    This is beautiful. I love the colors in it.

  21. A Milam
    A Milam says:

    Beautiful. I love the variety of media!

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    mowwmom says:

    Love it, excellent instructions, am off to make one for myself now! Thanks for sharing it.

  23. Peri C
    Peri C says:

    Beautiful! My muse is going into high gear now!

  24. Peri C
    Peri C says:

    Continually adrift in a state of wonder!

  25. lizanna
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    Sheryll K says:

    This is awesome!

  27. J Kidd
    J Kidd says:

    Inspirational design. So unique and lovely <3

  28. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    I received my first two orders from you today.
    I am impressed and delighted with the beads and your service. Czech beads are the best and your selection is fabulous.
    In addition, I placed two orders on the same day and wasn’t charged additional postage for the second order and they were shipped together. I am grateful for the consideration.
    Fast delivery, fab packaging, user friendly site, money off coupon on next purchase,wow, all made it a wonderful first time experience.
    Charlotte aka beadinggma

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    C Hartley says:

    Love the bracelet. The instructions need some work. This could be a beginner bracelet but the current instructions require intermediate knowledge. Could you edit? This would make a beginner feel like a real beader if the instructions were more complete. Thanks!

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    M Decker says:

    I think your bracelet is so interesting…it’s got female and male qualities. It’s fun to look at and I’m sure it’s fun to wear!!

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    E Hines says:

    Love at first site. I am gonna try it. I am just getting started at beading.

  32. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    So rich and elegant, luv it!!!

  33. Kraftycat aka Fern
    Kraftycat aka Fern says:

    Your design is beautiful! I love the different textures and colors!

  34. krazedrabbit
    krazedrabbit says:

    I love the textures and colors!

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    Patt C says:

    Love to make a necklace out of this. Would I triple it?

  36. Prazsong
    Prazsong says:

    I love this! So “earthy” and textured, yet, as you say, “soft”. It’s a great bracelet for a stashbuster, too! I don’t have (or make!) handmade chain, but I have some other rustic pcs. of chain that will work well.
    Thank you! This is a great bracelet!

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    Virginia R says:

    Exactly the mix of beads and metals I like for an “organic” look. Excellent materials choices! Thanks for posting.

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    S lopez says:

    Please put a list of items for the bracelet. would love to make it.

  39. N Kent
    N Kent says:

    I really love this bracelet and am going to try to make it tonight. Thanks for the idea. Really nice bracelet. I’m hooked on the earthy Picasso beads and the duos also. I’ll send a picture when I’m done. Nancy

  40. R Spencer
    R Spencer says:


    I have come across your Soft edges Bracelet that has a date of June 2011 and you have shared directions to make. I cannot see well enough to make this. Can I purchase the bracelet? Do you have a site that I can view your jewelry?

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    Tater says:

    I enjoyed seeing this gorgeous bracelet and instructions, and totally understand the comment and compliment above by R. Spencer. It is stunning, understated “rustic” elegance. Comfort food for the soul. Beautiful designed and crafted, Rebecca J. I would also love to know if you have a website that showcases your jewelry for sale.

  42. Tashinka Beading Heart
    Tashinka Beading Heart says:

    Gorgeous bracelet! Just my type of organic, too!

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    Faye says:

    Really lovely design!

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    doglover72 says:

    Now THAT inspires me!!!!

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    J Seago says:

    Very original and bad ass !

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    J GREENSPUN says:

    Really love this rustic design. It gave me lots of creative ideas. Thank you.

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    Vondell M says:

    I love your bracelet. Thanks for sharing

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    Spotts Co says:

    Gorgeous bracelet and probably my favorite that I’ve seen on this website! Thank you!!

    - Julia


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    Spotts Co says:

    Gorgeous bracelet and probably my favorite that I’ve seen on this website! Thank you!!

    - Julia


  50. K Blackmun
    K Blackmun says:

    This bracelet inspired me to go outside my comfort zone and try something similar. Thanks for posting!


  51. K Blackmun
    K Blackmun says:

    This bracelet inspired me to go outside my comfort zone and try something similar. Thanks for posting!


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    B Gonzalez says:

    I love your beautiful bracelet. I love the colors you used. I would love to learn how to make these types of jewelry. Can you tell me where you learned to make them? Is there a special school where I can attend? Your response would be greatly appreciated. Blessings!

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    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    Oh my . . . why am I just now seeing this bracelet in 2022? This is absolutely stunning!!!! I may take some inspiration from you and try something similar with some leftover silver chain my S-I-L brought me from Taiwan. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!

  54. J Carboni
    J Carboni says:

    Think I’m going to have to make a bracelet like this, it’s so nice. I’m a little confused bout the instructions that say “ attach the jump ring to the eye pin” .Does that part stay inside the cone? Think I’m better with pictures versus written directions, LOL. Thanx- Jill

  55. BelgianStar
    BelgianStar says:

    This bracelet looks as old as time and as new as tomorrow! Thank you for sharing. You have a gift.

  56. EdieBeadie
    EdieBeadie says:

    Where are the buys for the Soft edges bracelet?

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    Montessorimom1968 says:

    Love this! (Missing the chain from supply list- might throw a person learning off). Getting ready to try it for myself. Thank you!

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