Hi there! I have a bit of inspiration for you today and wanted to share this sea sediment jasper DIY Bracelets tutorial with you. I don’t have pictures of the step-by-step instructions; however, I will detail all of the instructions for you.
I am totally obsessed with semi-precious gemstones and natural elements for my designs. This gorgeous jasper is naturally formed by the broken down materials and erosion from the wind and waves in the ocean. It makes gorgeous beach jewelry!
Jewelry Tools I used
- Jewelry Wire Cutters
- Crimping Tool
- Round Nose Pliers
- Beading Board
Supplies Needed for this Sea Sediment Jasper DIY Bracelets Project
Here are the supplies I used as well as the links to where I purchased them. This is not a sponsored post. I simply want to share with you the exact methods I used to create this lovely bracelet so you can make yours.
- 6mm Sea Sediment Jasper Beads
- 2mm Crimp Tubes (Bought at Hobby Lobby)
- 2mm Crimp Covers (Bought at Hobby Lobby)
- 8mm Silver Floral Bead Caps
- Vintage Style Silver Toggle Clasp
- Beadalon 49 Strand Silver Beading Wire (Purchase at most any craft supply store)
The Beading Board is Your Friend
To get started, I used the beading board to quickly and easily measure the size of my bracelet. Standard sizes are 7 1/2 inches from end to end. Some wrists are larger and some are smaller. I recommend measuring your wrists with fabric measuring tape so your size is the proper fit. Just lay your beads in the groove closes to the outside of the board and following the measurements to get the proper size in inches.
Next, I cut about 10 inches of beading wire so I could have plenty to work with for my 7 1/2 inch beaded bracelet. I threaded a crimp tube onto one end of the wire and attached one of the two pieces of my toggle clasp. If you do not know how to do this, visit my crimping tool tutorial.
Once I check to make sure the toggle was on securely (just give it a little tug) I clip off any excess wire and crimped a silver crimp bead over the crimp tube. This helps to secure it a bit more, but it is mostly for hiding the rather ugly tube.
Now I started adding my beads and included a silver bead cap between every two jasper beads. I continued this pattern throughout the length of the bracelet.
Lastly, I add a crimp tube and the other end of the toggle clasp and pull it close to the last bead on my bracelet leaving a little bit of room to add my crimp bead. I crimped it down and cut off the excess wire as close as possible without damaging the bracelet.
All you have to do next is wear it! I hope you have enjoyed this easy sea sediment jasper DIY bracelets tutorial. It takes, at the most, an hour to make.