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Red And White Nugget Bracelet

Polymer clay bracelet with Rhyolite gemstones

I made the nuggets in this bracelet a while ago, but didn't quite know what to do with them, until I found these beautiful little Rhyolite coins. I found that the red brown tone in the polymer clay nuggets blended beautiful with the green and brown tones in the coins, and decided to put them together in a project.

The clasp is made of a metal bead I bought many years ago, but never used for some reason. But as I was going through my beads, I rediscovered it, and decided to use it in this project. If you want to see how I made the clasp, you can click here.
Unfortunately I have no tutorial on how I made these beads, but I have made some blue ones with the same technique. If you like, you can find the tutorial here.

Supplies for polymer clay and gemstone bracelet

For this project you'll need:
- Polymer clay nuggets approximately 20 mm
- Rhyolite coins 12 mm
- Round metal spacers 8 mm
- Silver beads 3 mm
- Beading wire .019 inches
- Crimp beads 2 stk
- Wire guardians 2 stk
- Crimp covers 2 stk
- Clasp 1 stk

Step 1:
Cut a piece of beading wire. Cut it the length you want the bracelet to be, but add 3-4 cm on each side.

String on a crimp bead and thread the wire through a wire guardian. Slip on the clasp and pass the wire back through the crimp bead.

Use a pair of

chain nose pliers or a pair of crimping pliers to fasten the crimp bead. Cover it with a crimp cover.
If you are uncertain on how to do this, see this tutorial on how to fasten a clasp.

Stringing a polymer clay and gemstone bracelet

Step 2:
Start stringing the beads. Begin with a metal spacer, then a polymer clay nugget, a metal spacer, a silver bead, a Rhyolite coin and a silver beads. Repeat the pattern until you have reached the wanted length.

Finishing off a polymer clay and gemstone bracelet

Step 3:
Add a crimp bead. Lead the wire through the wire guardian and back through the crimp bead. Fasten the crimp, and add a crimp cover. Lead the excess wire through the last bead and cut it. The picture shows you how it looks before you add the crimp cover

You can now choose to fasten a jumpring to the wire guardian, or hook the clasp directly in the wire guardian. Since jumprings sometimes open by accident if the bracelet is pulled, I often use the wire guardian only. You can of course use a soldered ring, but then you must fasten it before you crimp.

If you use a jumpring, remember to add it to the total length of your bracelet, if not it will be additionally longer.

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