Turquoise is a stone that is considered to be lucky by the native American Indians. It is said to bring good health, happiness and fortune to those who wear it. Buying turquoise jewelry can break your budget. You can make your own turquoise bracelet on your own. By doing this, you will not only have a fashionable jewelry but you will also be able to customize it so that you are the only one who has the design. Turquoise is a stone that does not go out of style so it is good to have turquoise jewelry.
Here are the steps on how you can make your own turquoise bracelet:
- Materials. The materials that you are going to need to make the turquoise bracelet are turquoise beads, measuring tape, clasp, pliers, charms, nylon coated wire and a bead board. If you want to add other beads to your bracelet, you can do so. You can buy the turquoise beads at your local craft store.
- Measure Your Wrist. Use the measuring tape to measure your wrist. Do not make the measurement too tight or too loose. Take note of the measurement so that you will know how long to cut the nylon coated wire.
- Arrange Pattern. Arrange the pattern of the beads on the bead board so that you will have an idea on how your turquoise bracelet will look like. You arrange the turquoise beads and have them in between other beads and charms or you can also make a bracelet that has turquoise beads all throughout.
- Making the Bracelet. When you already have a pattern, you can start making the bracelet. Cut a piece of nylon wire that has the length of your wrist. You can already place the clasp on the other end of the nylon wire by using the pliers. After this, you can already insert the beads on the wire according to the arrangement that you made on the bead board. Before tying a knot at the end, measure the bracelet again on your wrist to make sure that it is the right size. You can now tie a knot at the end and place the other end of the clasp.
- Other Jewelry. If you have extra turquoise beads, you can also create other types of jewelry to wear with your turquoise bracelet. You can create earrings, necklaces or rings. These are just a few ideas. You can also create a turquoise brooch to wear during special occasions.
These are the simple steps on how you can create your own turquoise bracelet. You can use other gems and stones to create more jewelry. This is a great way for you to be fashionable without having to spend a lot of money for jewelry. Some of the other materials you can use are pearls, rubies, sapphires or even your own birthstone. You can create sets that include earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. You can do this for yourself or it would also be a great gift to your friends.