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Simple Beady Bracelet

Simple Beady Bracelet.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

20-gauge or other (preferably strong) wire (your wrist length + about an inch extra)
one toggle clasp (2 pieces total: the "barbell" and the circle ring) (these are great & easy to put on, even one-handed!)
many (about 30-40) beads (the length of your bracelet)
wire cutters
needle-nose pliers

Instructions

1.) Measure your wrist OR wrap wire around your wrist as loose as you plan to wear your Beady Bracelet. Cut wire with wire cutters (using scissors works but will dull your scissors and you’ll have to sharpen them or risk denting the scissors.)

2.) Using needle-nose pliers, curve wire and loop one part of the toggle clasp to the end of your wrist/bracelet-length wire. Pinch closed tightly with pliers.

3.) String beads on the wire. This is the fun part! You can make either a colorful and random row of beads, a strict pattern of beads, beads of just one color in different shades, or any other idea you have! Leave about 3/4 of an inch of wire beyond your beads. You can plan to have your beads loose or "hugging" one another to make the wire no-showing.

4.) Repeat step # 2 with the other part of the toggle clasp.

5.) Gently curve your NEW Beady Bracelet and clasp using the easy-on toggle!

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