Oval Hematite Bead Bracelet

Note: I’m using Hematine here, which is a synthetic equivalent of Hematite and virtually identical. Either will work for this project. I used the word Hematite in the title because it is a much more common word for both materials.

Hematite Bracelet
This classy double-stranded bracelet is an easy to wear, year round favorite. It won’t take you long to create, either. Let’s get started.

Supplies

Hematite Bracelet Supplies and Materials

Tools

Materials

Techniques

Instructions

Lay Out Your Beads
Arrange your beads on two rows on your beading board. One row will be slightly longer than the other.

Attach Crimp Cover
Cut two strands of beading wire, several inches longer than your finished piece will be. String a crimp cover on one of the strands. Then add a crimp bead and crimp it into place with crimping pliers. Cut any excess wire and slide your crimp cover back over the crimp bead. Close the clam shell, but leave the loop open.

String the Beads
String on all the beads from your first row. End the strand the same way you began it: slide on a crimp cover and then a crimp bead. Make sure your crimp bead goes all the way into the mouth of the crimp cover. Once you’ve crimped your crimp bead, close the cover, but leave the loop of the crimp cover open. Repeat the process for your second row of beads.

Attach the Clasp
Once you’re done stringing both rows of beads, take a jump ring and slide it through the lobster clasp. Take the two open arms of the crimp covers and connect them to the same jump ring.

Attach the Oval Link
Follow this same process on the other end of the bracelet; only add the silver oval piece instead of the lobster clasp. Your lobster clasp will hook beautifully onto the shiny, oval center. Enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Eri Attebery

    Michelle,

    I love the colors of your hematite beads. You’re right, very classy! I
    also like the silver oval piece you used. I’ve never used that before
    but want to give it a try. Where can I find some?

    Thanks.
    Eri

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