Ombre is all the rage! I love the look of one color fading into another into another . . .
If you love it, too, this is a quick and easy bracelet.
Materials and Tools:
- Seed beads in 3 different shades. I used a dark green, a light green and clear. You could use more colors if you wanted to, but just adjust the amount of beads so they’re even.
- Beading wire.
- A small amount of chain (perfect for using leftover chain, which is what I did.)
- 12 4mm jump rings
- 4 7mm jump rings
- Crimp beads (I used 24)
- Needle nose pliers
- Bent nose pliers
- Wire cutters
Measure across the top of your wrist (the chain will be about half the length around your wrist) and add a few extra inches so you have room to work and cut the beading wire.
I cut about about 7 1/2″ total.
Cut 3 pieces.
Grab a 4mm jump ring. Make sure that it’s closed securely. This would also be a good time to use soldered jump rings instead. These jump rings do not need to be opened again.
Put the beading wire around the jump ring. Add a crimp bead, a bead and another crimp bead. (I always use 2 crimp beads.) Close the crimp beads securely.
Add the darkest color. When you’re adding the beads, thread the beads over the end of the other wire, too. I used 20 seed beads, but you may need to adjust that number based on how long your wire is.
Add the middle color. Again, I used about 20 beads here.
Add the lightest color. For this, I used 15 beads, but my clear beads were a little bit larger than my green beads.
Follow step #3 for the other side.
Trim off the excess wire.
Make 3 identical beaded strands.
Open a 7 mm jump ring, add the jump rings at one end of the 3 strands and close the jump ring.
Braid the 3 strands. I did this relatively loosely.
Open a 7 mm jump ring and add the other ends of the 3 strands jump rings.
Cut chain in the length to go across the rest of your wrist to complete the bracelet. Cut in half. Then add one half to the 7 mm jump ring and close.
Open the 7 mm jump ring on the other end, add the chain and close.
Add a clasp and you’re done!
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