Introduction: Multi-Strand Boho Bracelet

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A quick and easy way to make a layered/multi-strand boho style bracelet. Several different beads, colors, and textures, all secured to a medium sized swivel clasp.

Step 1: BoM

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Beads

Stringing material

Cord ends, crimp beads, etc.

Jewelry pliers, glue, scissors

Findings

Step 2: Stringing Material

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Measure out several lengths of whatever stringing material you prefer. You want enough string to wrap the bracelet around your wrist, plus an inch or so for tying off. Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of each string. This is to temporarily prevent your beads from falling off. However, you can also use glue to secure a bead onto one end of each string.

Step 3: Beads!

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One by one add beads to all of your strings. I like my bracelets to have different textures, shapes, sizes, and colors. Some strings are a simple seed bead all the way around, some are a mix. Some I realize don't really go together or I feel like something is missing and I end up stringing more beads.

Use glue to secure the ends and allow to dry.

Step 4: Leather

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For a little variety, I added a strand of metallic silver leather cording. I secured cord ends to the leather with glue and allowed to dry before adding to my bracelet.

Step 5: Securing Ends

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Originally I wasn't going to sure crimp beads to secure each individual end. My plan was to secure all the strands under one crimp bead, but it wasn't working out so I secured them all individually and used a different cord end than originally planned.

Each end is secured to the jump ring (that will be attached to the lobster clasp) by wrapping the stringing cord around the jump ring and putting the end back into the crimp bead and then crimping the bead shut. For additional security, because the crimp beads were big, I added jewelry glue to each end and let the bracelet set for 24 hours before wearing.

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