I have just finished a new beaded bracelet. Used a brand new hook clasp instead of my usual multi-strand tube, and I have to admit that the clasp is gorgeous, a little bit of extra design goes a long way! I have also used one of the smallest needles I could manage with, a 0.004, – yes, my eyes! The needle makes a huge difference, the beads sit together much tighter, producing a heavier, more solid feel to the whole cuff.
2,440 Toho Beads in 5 neutral colours were used
Clasp: Sterling Silver 5-Ring Tube Hook (.925)
Estimated Time: 18 hours
Length: Made To Order; Width: 2.5″
Made To Order Available on Etsy
A lot of people ask me if these handmade bracelets are durable and the answer is: YES! They are, in fact, so durable that you wouldn’t be able to tear one up with just your hands. You simply aren’t strong enough. Every bead is double- or triple-secured with a thread that an average pair of scissors can’t easily cut. If you want to destroy my beaded bracelet, either be armed with a hammer to crush the beads or with a razor to slash off each individual row. And even then it will take you some time…