A duet of colors on your wrist, this bracelet looks crisp and graphic with a late-summer white linen shirt and will take you into fall when paired with a black sweater as the weather cools. Expand on this idea to create a matching necklace.
Finished length 8 inches. Note, this bracelet must be a bit long to fit correctly.
1. String 29 red beads onto one strand of the beading wire. Clamp ends of beading with bead stoppers. Repeat to string second strand of wire with remaining 29 red beads. Thread both ends of both strands through a tulip bead cap, pulling the strands tightly.
2. Thread all four strand ends through a knot cover and divide into two groups of two strands each. Tie the strands in a square knot. Thread the ends of the strands through a crimp and pull the crimp down over the knot. Using your chain nose pliers flatten the crimp. Trim excess wire with knot cutters.
3. String both strands of the black beads in a similar manner. Before fitting the black bead strands into the tulip bead cap thread both strands of black beads through the loop created by red bead strands. Finish the black bead strands as you finished the red strands Attach the clasp to the knot cover using chain nose pliers.