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I love beads! Especially Fire Mountian Gem beads! I also love quick and easy projects. This beaded bracelet took about an hour from start to finish and that includes the photos I took!
First, I gathered my supplies. Fire Mountian Gems graciously provided the clasps, blue and purple beads and thread for my project.
I dug out my beading crochet hook and a larger crochet hook. It turns out I crochet loose enough that I didn’t need the larger hook. You might, so keep one handy.
I love, love, love these clasps! Aren’t they gorgeous? Before we begin we need to unclasp them. Next, we will pull a loop through the first circle on our clasp and chain 2. Then we will pick up a purple bead with the beading hook and pull the thread through the center of the bead.
Chain over the top of the purple bead to close the stitch. Next, make another chain and then pull the loop through the center of the blue bead. Chain over the top of the blue bead to close the stitch.
Keep repeating the color sequence until you reach the desired length of the bracelet. This bracelet fits me perfectly with 15 beads.
Now we want to slide the clasp back together and work into the corresponding circle. To join we will single crochet into the first circle. Our first row is complete.
To begin our second row we will single crochet into the second circle and chain 1. Then we will pick up a blue bead and pull the thread through the center of the bead. Chain over the bead to close the stitch and chain 1 more. Pick up a purple bead and pull the loop through the center of the bead. Continue chaining and beading as we did in row 1. Don’t forget to keep rotating the colors as you bead!
When we get to the end of our second row, single crochet into the circle of the clasp and then single crochet into the next circle. Repeat the first 2 row’s color sequence and then fasten off.
Secure the ends in your preferred method. Some people like to use a dab of glue to keep the thread secure. I simply made a small knot and once I was sure it was secure I trimmed the ends.
This is a fun and easy project! It’s perfect for gift giving or just to make a little bling for yourself!