Stone Beaded Bracelets With Soft Flex Wire

Stone Beaded Bracelets With Soft Flex Wire

Stone-beaded bracelets are simple yet elegant accessories that can add a touch of class to any outfit. There are plenty available at various retailers, but why settle for something premade? It’s easy to make your own custom stone beaded bracelets with some basic materials and crafting supplies. Whether you want to make the bracelet you’ve always dreamed of, create a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend, or start your own jewelry-making business, you’ll have no trouble making an item that’s better than any you’ll find on store shelves.


Before you sit down to start assembling your bracelet, you’ll need to gather the following:

You can get these supplies from most craft stores or online – and of course, our store has all the beads you could possibly want.

Spend some time browsing our selection before you make your final decision. Think about whether you want to go with a full row of just one kind of bead or incorporate a pattern into your design. Either approach can yield beautiful results, but patterns are typically more eye-catching and unique.

The Crafting Process

Once you’ve decided on a design and acquired the materials you need to make it, it’s time to start shaping the wire into a bracelet.

Start by attaching the hook clasp to the end of your wire. To do this, you’ll need to create a small loop with the end of round nose pliers. Take the wire in your hands and start bending it about one inch before the end. Keep bending it until your loop is almost complete, then slip the hook clasp into the loop. Finish attaching the clasp by twisting the remaining bit of wire around the base of the loop. There should be at least two twists here to keep the clasp firmly in place. Remember to tuck the sharp end away so the wearer won’t cut themselves on it.

Now that you have one end of the bracelet complete, you can begin beading. Simply string the beads onto the wire in whatever pattern you choose. Keep in mind that the center of a typical 7-inch bracelet will fall around the 3-inch mark and not the 3.5-inch mark you would expect. This is because the clasp and surrounding wire twists will take up some of the space. Plan your designs accordingly to make sure they have the impact you intended.

Finally, you’ll need to shape the end of the bracelet into a loop that can fit into the clasp. To do this, use the round nose pliers to carefully twist the wire just above the point where your beadwork ends. Check to see if your loop fits into your clasp and creates a bracelet of the intended size. If anything isn’t right, bend the wire back and rework the bracelet as needed.

When you’re happy with the size and fit, use the flat nose pliers to twist the wire around the base of the loop, leaving a little extra room for the beads to move around. Cut the wire, and just like that, you have a finished bracelet.

Get All the Bracelet Materials You Need at the Touch of a Button

With quality online bead retailers like Crystal Findings, it’s never been easier to get the materials you need to make your own showstopping custom pieces. Our store has dozens of different stone beads available in every shape and color you can think of, as well as other beads that they can be paired with like alphabet beads, shamballa beads, and everyone’s favorite, Swarovski beads. Browse our selection of beads to get inspiration for your next project – and when you’re ready to order, just enter your address to get your beads, wire, pliers, and other necessary items shipped right to your door.

Colors of Shambala: What does Each Color Represent

Colors of Shambala: What does Each Color Represent

Shamballa bracelets are bracelets made from Shamballa beads that have been woven together. It can be worn or the beads simply handled during meditation. That’s because the primary aim with Shamballa beads is to focus one’s thoughts and enhance one’s well-being. That said, there is a belief or understanding that different colors used to create a Shamballa bracelet from your bead supply store can have different effects due to how emotions and the color spectrum are interlinked.

Interested to see how different shades of round, heart, oval, or spacer tube-shaped Shamballa beads can impact your mood? Take a look at the following impactful colors:

Colors of Shambala: The Different Colors & What They Represent

  • Red Shamballa Beads. Red is a powerful color that is associated with the Root Chakra located at the spine’s base and with passion. But passion shouldn’t just be associated with love and similar emotions. Passion also relates to bravery, from speaking in public to taking on an arduous athletic event. Wearing or meditating with red Shamballa beads like this one in light Siam can help to enhance your enthusiasm and help you tackle that upcoming event or activity.
  • Green Shamballa Beads. Green is connected with the Heart Chakra and is associated with harmony and healing. You might use green Shamballa beads like in Emerald or Peridot when creating bracelets with your jewelry-making supplies to make a meditation bracelet as this color can help to elevate your mental state to a more open and peaceful place.
  • Yellow Shamballa Beads. Yellow is a very important color that is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra is located in one’s stomach area and is the chakra most associated with self-worth and confidence. Thus wearing and connecting with yellow Shamballa beads can help to encourage positivity within one’s self, improving self-esteem and promoting a more optimistic view.
  • Blue Shamballa Beads. Blue is a color connected with the Throat Chakra which gets associated with communication and how others react to that communication, such as inspiring loyalty, creativity, and affection. Wearing blue Shamballa bracelets in aquamarine or blue zircon, either alone or interspersed with gold-filled beads, can help to focus your thoughts for better communication with those around you.

Visit Our Online Store for the Best in Bulk Shamballa Beads and More

As of this publishing, our team at Crystal Findings is excited to announce a temporary sale on several popular colors of Shamballa beads to help inspire our jewelry-making clients. We have the above colors and more available, including birth colors available in round and tube spacer beads. You will also find other types of loose stone beads wholesale and plenty of other jewelry-making supplies. Or, to learn more about Shamballa beads and making bracelets with them, be sure to check out our previous articles.

Make Quarantine Fun! Jewelry Making Using Shamballa Beads

Make Quarantine Fun! Jewelry Making Using Shamballa Beads

This simple Shamballa bracelet is sure to become a staple in your design lineup. With a square knot design, it can be modified to suit nearly any cord or bead style, but we love to use Shamballa beads for their sparkly flair. The hardest part is learning the trick for the sliding clasp.

Jewelry Making Supplies Needed:

    • About 12 feet of hemp, linen, cotton, or other bead cord.
    • Any kinds of beads you prefer, provided they are large enough for two strands of cord to fit through.
    • Scissors
    • Needle
    • Clipboard or board and binder clip
    • Flat or chain-nose pliers

How to Make a Shamballa Bracelet

  1. Cut two 2-foot pieces of cord and one 6-foot piece of cord. Clip the two anchor cords to your clipboard or board and binder clip work surface, leaving 8-inch tails. Center the long cord, perpendicularly, under the two anchors.
  2. Grab the long cord on the right side, looping it over the anchor cords, placing the right end over the left end.
  3. Next, bring the left end under the anchor cords and up through the loop on the right.
  4. Pull to tighten, creating one-half of a square knot. The second half is done the same, but beginning from the left: Left end over the anchors, under the right end. Right end under the anchors, through the left loop. Pull tight. You should now have a complete square knot.
  5. Repeat this process until you have the number of knots you prefer between beads. Pro tip: Odd numbers of knots look best.
  6. Continue tying the knots, placing beads in between, until your bracelet is the desired length.
  7. To finish the design, sew the tails up through the last section of knots, using pliers to assist you in pulling the need through.
  8. Snip off the ends cleanly.
  9. To make the sliding clasp, form your bracelet into a circle, overlapping the anchor cords. Temporarily tie the anchor cords together with a bit of cord.
  10. Clip the top to your clipboard or board and binder clip work surface. Cut a 12-inch piece of cord, centering it beneath your four anchor cords. Tie square knots as you did to create the original bracelet. Continue for ½-inch. Then, sew the ends back in. This section of knots will be able to slide back and forth on the anchor cords.
  11. Take the tail knots, making slip knots 1-2-inches away from the clasp on each pair of anchor ends. You can add beads here, too. These will act as stoppers, preventing the ends don’t slide out of the clasp. Leave enough length so you can loosen the bracelet enough to fit it over your hand.
  12. Repeat the process many times, making personalized Shamballa macramé bracelets for your family and friends!

Are you looking for inspiring new ideas to make quarantine fun? Check out our blog and browse our many exciting bead styles. Shop wholesale beads and jewelry supplies online at Crystal Findings today.

Create Stylish and Tasteful Thanksgiving Tabletop Decor with Crystal Findings

Create Stylish and Tasteful Thanksgiving Tabletop Decor with Crystal Findings

When you’re aiming for a certain look, the Thanksgiving décor from your area retailer may leave you wanting. For stylish and tasteful tabletop displays and an enjoyable fall project, why not create your own pieces for a look that’s unique and memorable? Keep treasured pieces for annual use, creating a beading tradition, or gift coveted pieces to loved ones and friends.

Create Stylish, Unique Thanksgiving Tabletop Décor with Beading Supplies at Crystal Findings

Our beading supplies include a variety of styles and autumn shades, allowing you to design the perfect accent pieces for your Thanksgiving gathering. What beaded tableware could you create for your tabletop?

  • Wine glass rings
    Create simple and elegant wine glass rings, helping your guests avoid confusing their beverages. Keep things simple and elegant with circular wine glass rings adorned with a single Swarovski crystal, or adorn them with festive fall charms accented with your favorite fall bead colors.
  • Napkin holders
    Weave napkin holders in sparkling autumn shades, accenting them with gold-filled beads and findings. Choose from luminescent lamp beads in shades of clear and topaz, or stone beads in carnelian, jade, gold, tiger’s eye, mother of pearl, and yellow.
  • Beaded pine cones
    Add elegance and whimsy to your table with beaded pine cones, alternating brown stone beads in shades of brown, topaz, or tiger’s eye with gold-filled beads for excitement and shine. Coordinate with a miniature, matching pair of earrings.
  • Indian corn
    Get the kids involved or reconnect with your inner child, creating beaded Indian corn for fun table flare with round stone beads. For a more adult approach, use craft wire and more shimmering, festive beads, adding visual interest and luminosity with cat’s eye beads in shades of green, brown, gold, orange.
  • Pumpkins
    Beaded pumpkins can be a fun craft for kids or adults alike, and make perfect Thanksgiving tabletop décor for the kids’ table. Create 3-dimensional pumpkins with pipe cleaners, or take a more sophisticated approach with beading wire and stone or cat’s eye beads in shades of orange, green, and brown.
  • Beaded placemats 
    Create beaded placemats with a fall theme, such as pumpkins and gourds, leaves, acorns, sunflowers, or a simple mosaic of fall colors. Choose classic stone beads in fall shades, luminescent cat’s eye beads, or add a touch of sparkle with shamballa beads in shades of siam red, topaz, yellow, and emerald.
  • Beaded table runner
    Create an intricate design using a single fall color, or a beautiful mosaic to match your beaded placemats in a pattern of leaves, pumpkins, acorns, and sunflowers.
  • Beaded bowls 
    Created with a modern wire framework beads in your favorite autumn shades with accents of gold, beaded bowls make an elegant centerpiece statement.
  • Beaded wreath
    Invite guests into your home with the sparkle and flair of a beaded wreath on your front door.

Ensure a memorable Thanksgiving with the elegant addition of beaded tableware. Shop the wide selection of custom jewelry making supplies at Crystal Findings today.