Get a glittering effect with this wire mesh and crystal beaded bracelet design reminiscent of shining peacock feathers, designed by Adrianne Surian of Happy Hour Projects. This unusual beaded bracelet is simple to make and requires few tools and supplies, making it a project that’s great for beginners to make in well under an hour. Plus, check out even more gorgeous bracelet patterns!
Supplies needed for the peacock blue mesh bracelet:
• 12 inches of 18mm Artistic Wire Mesh, Antique Brass Color
• I set 18mm Wire Mesh Crimp Ends, Clasp Included
• 12mm Royal Blue Round Crystal Beads
• 7mm Jump Rings, Antique Brass Finish
• Flat Nose Jewelry Pliers
Begin by cutting a 12-inch length of Artistic Wire mesh. Packages come with 1m of mesh, so you will likely be able to make 3 bracelets. Position a crimp end over one end of the mesh, taking care to make sure that both edges are within the crimp. Using flat pliers, squeeze the crimp closed to secure the end so that you can begin your work.
Wire mesh is very flexible; you can shape and form it. For this simple design, you’ll alternate between adding a bead inside the tube of mesh, then slipping a jump ring over the outside of the tube. As you work, push the beads and rings down as tightly as you can so that they sit closely together.
When you reach a beaded length of approximately 7 inches, trim off any excess mesh, and crimp the other half of the clasp on to finish the piece. The clasp comes with an extender to accommodate most wrist sizes.
Thanks for stopping by to read about this design – quick jewelry projects are my favorite kind to make! I’m always in the mood for something unusual, and Artistic Wire mesh is an interesting and versatile product for jewelry designs that you don’t see on every wrist. You can impress your friends with a unique handmade piece, even if you’re a novice jewelry artist. Happy beading!
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