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How to Make a Hematite (Magnetic) Bead Bracelet/Necklace

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I have become adventurous in my old age.  I was well over 50 the first time I drove across country (Utah to Virginia).  At one of the many rest stops I found a hematite bead bracelet. I bought one for a pattern and I have since made a few that I wear when the fashion fairy strikes.  A fun piece of jewelry and easy to do.  Finding the hematite beads may be a little tough, but I can help with that.  So here we go in making a “Hematite (Magnetic) Bead Bracelet/Necklace”.
 
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Step 1:

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Supplies:
Beading wire – nylon coated, 7 strand (+/- $3 for 40 yds.)
19 – 5x8 mm hematite (magnetic) beads- ($3 per 40 beads) at http://www.magneticjewelry.name/wholesale.htm
162 (+/-) 4 mm round beads (you choice, I’m using black obsidian, rose quartz, and fresh water pearls, leftovers from other projects.)
Crimp beads ($2 a pkg.)
Crimping tool (at craft store, +/- $10)
Needle nose pliers (use your Hubby’s, available cheap at Harbor Freight)
Wire cutters (same as pliers)

Step 2:

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Cut a 40 inch length of wire.  Your completed string of beads will be somewhere around 36 inches long.

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These are what the hematite beads look like.  They do not like to be alone.  This is one way that you can tell that they are hemetite magnets, they stick together.

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On one end of the wire, string one crimp bead a one small bead. 

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Wrap the end of the wire around the bead and back through the crimp bead.  xxx

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Use the crimping tool to crimp the crimp bead. 

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First you use the larger hole at the back for the first crimp, then, use the smaller hole toward the tip to finish the crimp.  It makes the crimp bead look nice.  If you don’t have a crimp tool, just use the pliers to smash the bead.  The crimped bead keeps the beads from falling off the wire.
u live in utah well so do I :) i used to live by the provo area in a town called spanish fork and now i live in logan :)
I live in American Fork. Utah is great.
jsimp28612 years ago
would love to chat with you and learn more.
jsimp2861@yahoo.com
great!
Lovely! I love how easy these are to wear and how you can wear it in different ways.
Thank you!