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Meteor Shower Bracelet

Meteor Shower Bracelet
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Few beaded bracelet patterns have as much pop and personality as this Meteor Shower Bracelet. Beaded jewelry doesn't have to be boring to be easy to make, as this festive project shows. This DIY bracelet design takes a simple beaded pattern and adds clusters of colorful glass rondelles between each bead to add some sass and pizzazz. The faceted black beads catch the light each way they turn, giving this bracelet some extra glitz and glitter, and the varied palette of the bead clusters gives it a range of rainbow colors. If you like beading designs and patterns that are elegant but still a bit funky, then this is the jewelry project for you!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeGlass, Miscellaneous

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeBracelet

Easy

Materials:

  • #34713128- 32pc 4mm Facet Black/Rainbow AB
  • #34716029- 44pc Glass Rondelles- Orange/Gold
  • #34716036- 44pc Glass Rondelles- Smoke/Rainbow
  • #34713148- 10pc 10mm Faceted Square- Black
  • #34719090- 135pc Head Pin/Eye Pin Black
  • #34719103- 134pc Starter Pack Black
  • #3202002- 40' .3mm 7-Strand Bead Wire- Silver
  • Needle Nose Pliers #4454
  • Round Nose Pliers #4458
  • Crimping Pliers #4501
  • Wire Cutters #4457

Instructions:

  1. Make (22) 3mm orange bead drops and (21) 3mm purple bead drops.
     
  2. Cut a 10-inch length of beading wire.
     
  3. Using a crimp tube, attach one end of the wire to a 6mm jump ring. Thread the following bead pattern onto the wire: a cube, a square, a cube, (3) orange and (3) purple drops (alternating the drops), and repeat. The bracelet ends with a square bead and then a cube bead. There is a total of 7 groupings of bead drops, 16 cube beads, and 8 square beads.
     
  4. Using a crimp tube, attach the beading wire to a 6mm jump ring. Connect an extender chain to the jump ring.
     
  5. Attach the last orange bead drop to the end link of the extender chain.

 

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Beautiful name for a beautiful bracelet. I think it will be very pretty on my wrist. I read the instructions and it's not hard at all. I have everything I need except I want to change the clasp to a magnetic one. If I make something for myself I like to do that since I live alone and my hands aren't as nimble as they use to be.

Congrats to cblunde1 9863433 for winning the Name the Pattern Contest! We loved your suggestion of Meteor Shower! We have contacted you by e-mail regarding your prize. Thanks to all for participating! --Editors of AllFreeJewelryMaking

All Hallows Eve

Hawaiian Black Sand

Rondelles Endless Beauty

Dutch pirate

Black Diamond Tropical

Midlight Delight

How about Gypsy magic

Stargate Clusters

Bold and Beautiful

Harvest Moon or Betwixt

Shooting Stars

Dazzlin'

I LOVE THE NIGHT LIGHTS

BLACK VELVET AND FIREWORKS

BOUQUET OF FIREWORKS

FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT

BLACK VELVET AND FIREWORKS

Pop rocks :-)

Flowers of the night

cluster burst

Midnight passion

Midnight Sun

"Midnight Rainbow"

Name the bracelet: Mardi Gras at Midnight

I Dream In Color

I Dream in Color

My suggestionfor a name: Sassy Rondelles Bracelet

Midnight Starburst

Smoked Glory Captured Smoke Midnight Pumpkin

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes!

Starry night

midnight at Mardi Gras

Let's call it: They Went Thatta Way!

Black Fire and Ice

Sunset Glory

Nocturnal Galaxy

Cosmopolitan Chic

Mystic Hallow's Eve

Would like to change name suggested from Halloween Glow to Mystic Hallow's Eve

Midnight Sparkler

Halloween Glow

Midnight in the Garden of Beaden

Aurora Borealis bracelet

midnight rainbow

Midnight starshine!

Ebony Rainbow?

Galaxy

Ebony Sparks

Dusk

Miami midnight

Meteor Shower

Midnight oasis

Northern Dusk

maraca's in the night sky

Dark Star

Midnight Ecstasy

Between the Beads

The Witching Hour

the first thing that came to me was Mardi Gras Nights

Mardi Gras!

Another name......."Wildfire"

I think it should be called Halloween Mystical Bliss, as I was married on Halloween, I would have loved to have been able to wear this!!!!

I think this bracelet should be called "Six Before Midnight" It has 6 bead drops before the very black square beads which remind me of midnight.

Oops! Didn't notice that it was mentioned before me. I will like to rename it - When Spring meets Summer

Firefly

lights of darkness

I think this bracelet should be called Floral Fantasy.

Midnight Rainbow

Firefly

Black Beauty -- a real classic

Midnight Flowers

Party after Dark

Rainbow Celebration

8 Cubed Squared

Halloween Pizzazz

Spiders and Webs

"Black Magic" describes it well!

"Black Magic" describes it well!

Mardi Gras

These look like Everlasting Gobstoppers. So I think that is what they should be named. Willie Wonka, anyone?

Mystic galaxy

Great depth and texture. I would call it "Solar Lights".

I think this bracelet should be named, Midnight bloom.

How about "Moonlit Dance". Dancin in the Moonlight, might be too long!

This is a gorgeous piece. I suggest 'Midnight Surprise' for a name.

It looks very European. Midnight Serenade comes to mind. Fran Cosentino

This is one gorgeous bracelet. It says daring, classy, mysterious and exciting. I would call it "Valor de ley" meaning True Grit in Spanish.

Maybe Ebony Flash

May I suggest Starry Night or Night of Stars or perhaps name it after Gladys Knight and the Pips

This reminded me of a Hawaiian Head Lei. "Hawaiian Lei Bracelet"

Sweet Fiesta

Nimbus Cloud

Sparks of Onyx

I would name it Garden Path. As soon as I saw it I thought fo flowers along stepping stones in a garden.

"Stirring the cauldron" or "Add the eye of newt next"

Or maybe even...."Cosmos"

Or....."Shooting Stars"

Volcanic beauty. Even though a volcano is destructive there's still beauty to be found.

I was thinking "Midnight Madness"

Midnight's Garden

Someone beat me to it, but I think it should be Fireworks

I think this beautiful bracelet should be name "sparkling onyx"

reminds me of a "Sunset Night"

Night Sky Sparkle

Fireworks

Moons & Stars..... Starry Summer Nights....

Ebony Fiesta

Dancin in the Moonlight

Witching Hour or Midnight Rainbow

I think this is very pretty and special so as a star gazer I put a couple of names to it the first is a fancy one as it could be worn to a fancy party in my opinion so # 1 Northern Lights Rainbow fashion bracelet. and the # 2 is Midnights Dreams Bracelet it just makes me think of a rainbow at night and lights. Thought of another Rainbows in the Storm Fancy Bracelet. and for a more robust or new one for younger groups maybe # 4 Midnights Twilights

Smoke rainbow?

Ebony Starburst

Indian totem

What a beautiful bracelet - I may even attempt to make my first bracelet and I would call it my 'Onyx eyes'. When I first opened this page, the drawing reminded me of eyes and well the black beads of onyx.

I have chosen 6 different names for this bracelet. 1. INTENSE AUTUMN........the season is at its best 2.LICORICE INDULGENCE........looks edible 3.FACETED FOREST.........love the shine 4.AUTUMN EQUINOX........change of seasons 5.AUTUMN KONNECTION....play on words for intermittent fall colours between the black shiny beads 6.The HARVEST........its ready to go out in style

This reminds me of Alice in wonderland ,so why not call it the " Wonderland,Fancy Bracelet ".

the black and colorful beads and the shape does give me a Gypsy feeling, so why "Gypsy bracelet"

When I looked at this bracelet the first thing I thought of was Halloween. Glitzy Halloween Strung Bracelet.

Night Sky

Midnight Magic

Autumn Star

NightTime Fireworks

Onyx Fire

Midnight Fun

Fun at Midnight

Let's get Funky

Rainbow Burst

Desert bloom

Desert bloom

Halloween Hottie should be its name

Halloween Hottie should be its name

MYSTERIOUS NIGHT would suit this bracelet for a name.

The name for this bracelet should be called MIDNIGHT ORANGE.

It's a beautiful bracelet, and reminded me of daydreaming while looking into the embers of a fire. So my name for it is Flickering Flames.

All Hallow's Eve

Witches Brew

Ebony Afire

Ebony On Fire

Mystic Magic

Galaxy bracelet

Witches Fire

Black Beauty

Northern Lights

bright night bracelet

happy hour

Midnight Stars

Harlequin Nights!

Autumn

I think the name should be "Scarlet Ohara"

Mardi Gras Parade!

Confetti Bangle

Harlequin Romance

Witches Brew----It is beautiful

One name came to mind immediately! JET FIRE!

I name this pretty bracelet "Evening Shooting Stars" as the sparkling elements suggest a beautiful starry evening sky.

Gilded Ebony

Halloween Glitz!

Ebony Delight

Blackened Jewels

Nom du bracelet: Bracelet Patri

Ring of Fire...

Orange Noir

A Touch of Class...

I think it should be called "Ebony Bliss"

Northern Lights

Night Fire

Forbidden Fire

How about "all that jaZZ" or " black diamonds are forever" or "a midnight moment""

Faceted Black Glitz.....would be perfect for this pretty Bracelet!

How about "The Smoky Galaxy Bracelet"

Beautiful! What about the galaxy bracelet?

Really cute, how about night bright? or good night dreams.

I love this simple and elegant bracelet and I think its name should be.... Dark and Beautiful Dreams!

Midnight Berries

How about Baubles and Beads? Flirty Elegance?

Raven's Walk

Cute! How about Sassy Elegance

squares on parade

Black Widow

MIDNIGHT MAGIC

Sophisticated Evening

Northern Lights

Festival or Mardi Gras

starry night

Black Beauty

Midnight Blaze

Witch's Brew

I think it should be called Midnight Celebration or Midnight Fiesta.

foxfire magic

Stormy Ice

Black Lava.

Black Magic Rainbow!

Midsummer Nights dream!

Autumn Nights would be very appropriate. :)

smokey evening rainbow

Halloween Beauty

black star dazzle.

Dark Secret

Bazaar Mystic is my suggestion.

Since the colors are orange black and purple, these are the colors of the two Maryland teams, Orioles Baseball (orange and black) and Ravens Football , How about 'Maryland Supports her Teams',

I think it should be called Meteor Shower. It reminds me of the night sky with shooting stars.

We agree! Congrats, cblunde1 9863433 - You've won the Name the Pattern Contest! We will contact you by email regarding your prize. Thanks for participating! --Editors of AllFreeJewelryMaking

Autumn Noir Elegance

Fireflies Alight bracelet

Fireflies alight

Fireflies alight

Fireflies

Fireflies

Fierce Crackling Marvel Bracelet

All Hallows Eve Bracelet.

Black Night

Sassy Facets. Love it.

Night sky fireworks. A beautiful piece.

Midnight wonder, or Simply Super Elegant.

Splitting Tracks

it is gorgeous.my title is midnight fire.

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