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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 stop...
Supplies: Beading wire – nylon coated, 7 strand (+/- $3 for 40 yds.) 19 – 5x8 mm hematite (magnetic) beads- ($3 per 40 beads) at http://www.magne...
Cut a 40 inch length of wire. Your completed string of beads will be somewhere around 36 inches long.
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 ...
On one end of the wire, string one crimp bead a one small bead.
Wrap the end of the wire around the bead and back through the crimp bead. xxx
Use the crimping tool to crimp the crimp bead.
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 be...
Put a hematite bead on the wire and slide the end of the wire so that it is inside the bead. Doing this keeps the wire from sticking out and poking...
Decide on the pattern you want for the space between the hematite beads. I make the pattern, Rose Quartz, Black Obsidian, RQ, Pearl, RQ, BO, RQ, Pe...
Add another hematite and then repeat your pattern.
Turn on the TV, or an audio book, or something to keep your mind occupied because you will do this 18 times ending with a hematite bead. As you do ...
When you put the last hematite bead on the string, add one crimp bead and then add one more, small bead, matching the one at the other end.
Again, wrap the end of the wire around the bead and back through the crimp bead.
Use the pliers to pull the wire as tight as possible. Tuck the end of the wire into the hematite bead.
use the crimp tool to crimp the crimp bead.
and use the wire cutter to cut off any excess wire. You are done!
There are several different ways to wear this string of beads. You can wear them wrapped round and round your wrist. The hematite beads will be spa...
You can wrap it around your neck 2 – 3 times and this is a necklace, or you can wrap it around your neck once and have the hematite beads at the en...
Experiment; see it there are other ways you can wear this versatile piece of jewelry. Enjoy!
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