DIY Knitted Bangle With Sea Glass And Pearls In 3 Color Styles1:45 PM
Last month I shared this Knitted Bangle with Sea Glass & Pearls design idea with you. It ended up being very popular across my social networks so, I set out to re-make the design in a few different colors. I had some pink and blue sea glass on hand in addition to the green I originally used so, that drove my color choices. For these designs, I used Soft Flex Medium .019 Beading Wire in colors Tanzanite (shown), Fluorite and Pink Rhodochrosite and the 5-pin knitting spool. Today, I'm sharing step by step pictures of the Tanzanite bracelet.
Once your knitted wire is approximately 6" in length, remove the knitted wire from the spool. One by one, drop (18) 6mm glass pearl beads inside the knitted wire cage unstrung.
Weave your wire tail through the knit loops to close it up. I go through the loops a few times to make sure the end is secure. You will now have a closed knit wire cage with a one strand wire tail coming out each end.
To finish the wire ends, string a cone on each side. (Pewter cones from Antelope Beads.) Pull the wire tail through the cone and string one 6mm pearl bead on top of the cone.
Since the finished design will stretch, you do not need a clasp. Instead, simply crimp each end of the knitted wire tails to a 5mm silver split ring using 2x2mm silver filled crimp tubes.
Lastly, I added a sea glass charm with wire wrapped a pearl bead and matching Czech glass bead from my bead stash to create a pretty dangle in the center of the design. The finished bangle stretches up to 8" and then springs back for perfect to fit over any wrist!