Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Simple and Beautiful Shamballa Bead Bracelets!


If you'd like a close-up of these bracelets, just click on the picture and it should open up  in a larger frame. 

I had so much fun making these simple stretch bracelets that I'm going back to Michael's tomorrow to buy more shamballa  beads! I've always loved the look of these beads, however, I wanted to make something elegant and not over-powering. These beads along with smaller, more delicate beads did the trick!   I thought I'd share the pattern with you. If you aren't sure how to make stretch bracelets, you can refer to my YouTube video at 
See below for the list of materials you will need. Keep in mind this is an "approximate" list because I used various beads, however, I tried to keep them in the same size range as below. To make it super easy for you, I'll list the beads in the order they should be strung for the entire bracelet.  


Materials Needed for Each Bracelet:
Powercord Stretch Elastic in .8mm
Crimp Tube 
3 Shambala Beads (12mm)
3 Glass Beads, Rondelle or Oval Shaped (8-10mm)
6 Pearls (8mm)
12 Bicone Crystals (2mm)
13 Daisy Spacers 
Super Glue or GS Hypo-Cement Glue
Chain Nose Pliers
Detail Scissors

Sting the beads on the cord in the following order:
Daisy Spacer
Shamballa Bead
Daisy Spacer
2mm Crystal
Pearl
Daisy Spacer
2mm Crystal
8-10mm Glass Bead
2mm Crystal
Daisy Spacer
Pearl
2mm Crystal
Daisy Spacer
Shamballa Bead
Daisy Spacer
2mm Crystal
Pearl
Daisy Spacer
2mm Crystal
8-10m Glass Bead
2mm Crystal
Daisy Spacer
Pearl
2mm Crystal
Daisy Spacer
Shamballa Bead 
Daisy Spacer
2mm Crystal
Pearl
Daish Spacer
2mm Crystal
8-10mm Glass Bead
2mm Crystal
Daisy Spacer
Pearl
2mm Crystal
Daisy Spacer



2 comments:

happeningswithLana said...

They are beautiful!!! Would be such pretty gifts.

HappyBird's Crafting Haven said...

Thanks Sweetie! I had a lot of fun making them. :o)