- Mini Bead square pegboard with ironing paper
- Bead colors: sand, tan, light brown, brown, grey, black, white, and clear, all found in the Mini Beads Tray: Neutral Colors
- Mini Beads tweezers
- Silver metallic cord
- Lobster claw clasps - 2
- 6mm jump rings - 6
- Silver ear wires - 2
- Brass ear wires - 2
- Adhesive gems
- 26T needle
- Needle-nose pliers
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Download the PDF for the Mini Beads Bracelet and Earring Sets Project Pattern. You will use a single mini beads pegboard to create your earrings. Slide the actual-size pattern underneath the pegboard and place your beads following the pattern. You will also want to use the Mini Beads Tweezers for ease in bead placement.
EARRINGS ASSEMBLY: For each earring, use a needle-nose pliers to open a jump ring. Attach the jump ring through the open hole in the fused piece. Add the ear wire, then close the jump ring. Add adhesive gems if desired.
BRACELETS: The design of each bracelet is completely up to you. Create stripes or segments of color, combining the colors in whatever way pleases you. The bracelets shown are one long strand that gets wrapped around the wrist 3 times, but you can create single strands if you wish—you will just need additional jump rings and clasps.
Cut a piece of cord 3 times the desired finished length of the bracelet. A standard bracelet is approximately 7" long—adjust as needed to fit your wrist. For a triple wrap, you need at least 21".
To stabilize the bead string as you work, cut a short piece of cord and run it through the first bead. Tape the cord to a table or counter as shown.
Run the needle and longer cord through the first bead twice to create a "stop. "
Add the second bead, then run the needle and cord through the first bead. Run the needle and cord through the second bead again to secure it.
Add the third and succeeding beads in the same way. End the cord with a small knot. Remove the tape and short piece of cord. Add a clasp on one end of the bracelet by knotting it to the stringing thread. Add a jump ring to the other end of the woven bracelet.