mothers bracelet tutorial

Mother of Pearl Mother’s Beaded Bracelet Tutorial – Instructions for a Beaded Bracelet Project

This is a perfect Mother’s Day bracelet, the coin beads sit nicely on the arm and you can have any amount of children’s crystals added.

You’ll need these supplies:

  • 10mm Mother of Pearl coin beads
  • 2mm or size 11 sead beads; gold
  • 10 inches beading Wire
  • 2 crimp beads
  • Spring clasp; goldtone
  • 1 – 6mm crystal per child in the color of the child’s birthday month, see chart.

You’ll need these tools:

  • Crimping pliers
  • Wire cutters

1.) Bead one crimp bead, two small gold beads and one side of the clasp. Bring the wire around and back through the beads and the crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch tail. Bead over the tail with the next set of beads.

2.) These are the directions for three children ~ hence three crystal beads. Play with the pattern for other numbers of children/crystals. Just be sure to have the same amount of mother of pearl coin beads on each side. For three:

  • bead one 2mm gold bead, one mother of pearl coin bead. Repeat five more times.
  • Then bead: 2mm gold bead, oldest child’s crystal, 2mm gold bead, mother of pearl coin bead, 2mm gold bead, middle child’s crystal, 2mm gold bead, mother of pearl coin bead, 2mm gold bead, youngest child’s crystal, 2mm gold bead.
  • Then bead one mother of pearl coin bead and one 2mm gold bead. Repeat five times.

3.) Bead one crimp bead, two small gold beads and the second side of the clasp. Bring the wire around and back through the beads and the crimp bead plus one or two more of the next beads. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the tail. Bracelet is 7.5 to 8 inches.

4.) Enjoy!