We’re in the swing of summer and what better way to celebrate than by making a little mermaid flair? This Ariel inspired bracelet is perfect for Disney bounding or just adding a bit of Disney charm to your everyday outfit. Easy enough for a beginning jewelry maker! Here are the supplies and tools you’ll need:
|Supplies List:||Tools List:|
|20 Gauge Wire Silver Plated||Round Nosed Pliers|
|Lobster Clasps||Nylon Pliers|
|4 Fish Beads||Flat Nosed Pliers|
|2 Starfish Beads||Flush Cutter/Nipper|
|2 Scallop Beads|
|10 Purple Glass Beads|
|4 Sea Foam Green Glass Beads|
|3 Assorted Pearls|
Roll out your 24 gauge Wire and straighten it with some Nylon Pliers. Typical length would be about 14-15 inches, I use 13 inches.
Prepare your beads. Line them up next to your wire or ruler to get the right length. You should leave a couple inches on either side to accommodate wire wrapping the clasp.
I have the scallop beads as the featured part of the bracelet with the big pearl in the middle. I love how it isn’t costume-y or clunky looking at all. The glass beads represent Ariel’s purple shell top and her green tail. And the fish beads are so cute!
Curve the wire around your wrist loosely.
String the beads onto the wire.
If you have a Charm, you’ll have to put a jump ring on it if it doesn’t come with one. Simply open the ring at the seam, hook it in, and close. You can do this for your lobster clasp as well, I happen to not use the jump ring for mine this time.
Directly string on your lobster clasp and bend the wire back.
Grab the two sides of the wire with pliers and wrap the open side around 3 times. Flush cut the end and squeeze tight with the pliers. Slide your beads to meet the coil so you can work on the other side.
On the other side of the bracelet, string on your charm if you have one. Use Round Nose Pliers to bend the wire and wrap around the pliers to create a loop. Slide your charm into the loop.
Make sure to make this loop close to your beads so there’s little to no sliding around!
Complete the loop by wrapping the open side around 3 times like before. Flush cut the end and squeeze together.
You Made It!
Amazing work! I bet Ariel would want to put this in her collection! This is a simple bracelet that anyone can do if they have the right tools. Perfect for beginning jewelry makers. I hope you enjoyed this DIY!
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