I think the earthy colors of the gemstone beads in this bracelet are a nice contrast with the shining gold TierraCast accents.
Lotus blossoms are a symbol of purity because they bloom out of murky and muddy waters looking pristine and fresh. The earthy colors of the Dakota Stones gemstone beads in this bracelet look like muddled waters surrounding the shining TierraCast lotus bead at the center of the design. See more of this bracelet and learn Cheri's design process for creating bracelets in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately ten inches long. Slide a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a TierraCast small gold-plated brass open round jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast gold-plated pewter hammered hook and eye clasp set. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the crimp with a 14K/20 gold-filled 2.5mm crimp cover.
Add a TierraCast antique gold-plated pewter lotus puffed bead to the strand and then make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the lotus.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!