Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY- Agate Bracelet

 I love agate and how it feels against the skin so naturally I thought this would make a great DIY project. Agate comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and is relatively inexpensive. The one I chose is black, blue and a little bit of purple running through it. It is a little dark but that is what I wanted for my bracelet...feel free to use whatever you like. Keep reading to see how I made it.

Toggle Clasp
Jump Rings
Small Chain
Large Chain

Rounded pliers
Crimping Tool
Side Cutters
First measure chain to see how long you would like to make your bracelet.
Slide wire through agate and wrap end around round pliers. I went around twice. Cut excess off with side cutters.
This is what you should have so far. Repeat on the other side and tuck ends in with a crimper. 
Add jump ring to the end of agate.
Attach agate to large portion of the chain.
Attach toggle to small portion of the chain using a jump ring.
Attach toggle with small chain to large chain using a jump ring.
Attach other end of clasp to agate stone using a jump ring.
 All finish! This was probably one of the easiest bracelets I have ever made. I am going to make these in a few different colors and different metals...maybe even adding some charms to the end to glam it up a little.

♥ Jen

1 comment:

Erin said...

Very pretty! I love how it feels too-- it's so cool and soothing to the touch.