Chain of Hearts Bracelet
Make a beaded bracelet that will have your lover wanting to link arms! This video tutorial is for a delicate Chain of Hearts Bracelet that joins pale pink heart and pearl beads for a sweet, feminine appeal--perfect for Valentine's Day, but versatile enough for any occasion.
Project TypeMake a Project
Bead TypeGlass, Pearl
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Bead Project TypeBracelet
- heart-shaped glass beads (I am using Czech glass heart beads in light rose.)
- 6mm pearl beads
- delicate chain (I am using .5 x 2.5mm Silver Curb Link Chain.)
- eyepins (I am using 1 1/2" eyepins, but smaller would work.)
- a clasp (I am using a hook and eye clasp since this is a delicate bracelet.)
- wire cutters
- round-nose pliers
- bead board (optional)
- Lay out your bead design on a flat surface or a bead board. My design consists of a heart bead, a pearl bead, and another heart bead. This will be called a bead space. To determine how many bead spaces you will need, you will first need to decide how long your chain spaces will be. I prefer to keep mine smaller than the bead space. My bead space was ¾ inches long, so I ended up with a ½-inch chain space. So then I repeated my bead space design every ½ inch apart until I ended up with a bracelet of about 6 1/2 inches.
- Slide a bead space design onto an eyepin. Make a loop and cut any excess wire. Repeat this for each of the bead spaces.
- Cut your lengths of chain. I am cutting four ½-inch lengths of chain. To be accurate with each cut, I cut the first length of chain using a ruler as a guide. Then I count its links and cut the other lengths by counting their links.
- Open one loop of a beaded eyepin and attach a length of chain. Close the loop. Open another eyepin loop and attach the other end of the chain. Repeat this until you have connected all your chain and bead spaces.
- Attach each half of the clasp to each end of the bracelet by opening the eyepin loops. Close the loops.