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Seaside Sunset Bracelet/Necklace

Seaside Sunset Bracelet/Necklace
Seaside Sunset Bracelet/Necklace

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Seaside Sunset Bracelet/Necklace

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I love working with tiny faceted gemstones! I find that I am typically drawn to blues and turquoises for my color palette, so I wanted to expand outside of that using warmer tones - creams, tan, yellows, oranges, coral pink, and dark rust. In using these colors I decided to make an ombré of sorts. My original plan was to make a ladder stitch wrap bracelet since it has been a while, however when I began, it turned out that the holes were too small on most of my beads to have the needle and thread go back and forth through the beads. I pivoted and decided to make my next favorite style, a versatile necklace that can be worn doubled up or long or as a wrap bracelet! This plan worked beautifully. I think my next project is to turn this into a bead chain, I just need to get my hands on some 21 gauge gold fill wire.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 12' of C-lon Size D threaded on a needle and doubled over
  • 1/2 strands of 8-12 small beads
  • soldered jump ring 6mm-8mm
  • small lobster clasp

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step

Step 1

Possibly the most important step in this design is to decide on your ombré with your chosen beads. I kept my beads organized in an egg carton as shown. Make sure to know where you want the middle of your design to be. This helps ensure an even ombré.

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Step 2

Using a 6' of thread (12' doubled over) begin stringing your necklace. I prefer to speckle my colors in and out of each other rather than harsh transitions when creating my ombré.

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Step 3

When you have fully strung your necklace it is time to go back through and place knots. This is always something I choose to do at the end, but you can do it while you are stringing if you know where you want them. I was originally going to knot in between every bead ... that would be a lot of knots! I ranged the placement of my knots every 3 to 8 beads. I find that knots placed throughout a necklace helps with stretching and the overall flow of the piece.

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Step 4

Before adding your clasp, make sure you are happy with the length wrapping around your wrist. My final length was 42" with the clasp, 41.5" just beads. This allowed me to wrap 7" six times around my wrist, or twice around my neck. When you have completed your necklace/bracelet, make sure to dap your end knots with a touch of adhesive.

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15-16" strand
1$11.80
2-4$10.86
5+$9.79
½ strand (loose)
$6.40
15-16" strand
1$14.60
2-4$13.43
5+$12.12
½ strand (loose)
$7.80
15-16" strand
1$5.95
2-4$5.18
5+$4.46
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15-16" strand
1$12.70
2-4$11.81
5+$10.67
½ strand (loose)
$6.85
15-16" strand
1$14.95
2-4$13.75
5+$12.41
½ strand (loose)
$7.98