Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I have been looking for a simple aqua blue bracelet to wear for the wedding. This weekend I was looking through my jewelry and found a necklace that I made at Spark when I lived in Boston. My sister and my friend who is also a bridesmaid went there to make jewelry and to check out their crafty supplies. I love the sparkly aqua blue beads :)

With not much time left before our wedding I was inspired to use some of the beads from the necklace to make a bracelet. This weekend when I was getting the program and place card supplies {more about that later}. I found this really pretty toggle clasp at A.C.Moore. It kind of reminds me of a magnolia flower.

When I got home I took apart my necklace. At first I was nervous about cutting the wire and taking it apart but I can always put it back together. I didn't really have the proper jewelry tools so I used a really small pair of pliers from Eric. Then I measured my wrist to see how many beads and the length of wire I would need. Then I attached the bar part of the toggle to the wire using a crimp bead, strung all the beads, and attached the flower part of the toggle clasp using another crimp bead.

Now I have a bracelet to wear next Saturday :)


One Love Photo said...

Love your aqua inspiration! That is really sweet.

Softflexgirl said...

It looks nice. :)

Sara Hardin

Melissa said...

Thank you! :)