Every day each cabin had a specific time where they would get to go to the craft shack. I always looked so forward to this. It was like a kid's craft heaven. There was everything you could imagine there. My favorite things to make were lanyards and glass beaded necklaces and bracelets. I always came home with a suitcase full of these two things. While glass beads aka seed beads have somewhat of a nostalgic feel to them I also think they can be fun for adults to wear as well.
In all honesty I had no idea how in the world you made bracelets with fancy things like lobster clasps and jump rings before this project. Thanks to the ladies working at Hobby Lobby I now know, although I am pretty sure they wanted to (run) be paid extra on the days where I came in with questions.
What you will need:
- Colorful glass beads+ spacer beads (I used gold)
- Gold beading wire
- Lobster clasps
- Crimp beads
- Jump rings
- Chain nose pliers
Bend the end of the wire to make a loop and string it through the crimp bead. Use the pliers to clamp the crimp bead so it closes.
Begin stringing your beads on...
When you reach the end, place a crimp bead there and make another loop with the end of the wire just like you did in the beginning. Make sure you leave yourself enough slack. It is always better to start with a longer piece of wire rather than a shorter one just in case you need more room.
Using your pliers, open the jump ring and attach it to the end of the loop. You actually can skip this step if you want but I think it makes it look more finished.
Make as many as you want and stack em on your wrist!