To make a rosary bracelet, choose your beads, pick a clasp style, cut the memory wire, add the beads, create end loops with the clasps and affix the crucifix to complete the bracelet. Rosary bracelets can be customized by using different bead sizes, adding bead spacers and adding chain links between the beads.Continue Reading
Choose beads to represent the overall aesthetic of your bracelet. Beads ranges in various sizes and colors. Consider a pattern when selecting your beads.
Depending on the style you want, choose a clasp style to secure the bracelet. Flat lobster, hook and eye, and barrel magnet closures work well with rosary bracelets.
Measure the memory wire by coil, and cut with memory wire shears to the appropriate length. Four to five coils is an average length for rosary bracelets.
Bend a 1/2 inch of the wire's end to a 90-degree angle using flat nose pliers. Grip the wire, and slowly form a loop with the pliers.
String the beads onto the wire.
After the beads, create another end loop using flat nose pliers. Cut off any excess wire from both ends.
Add the clasp to the end loops with pliers.
Using pliers, attach the crucifix to the end loop with a jump ring.
In order to adjust a Seiko metal watch strap, adjust the spring bar pin to the appropriate pin hole in the clasp by pushing in the end of the spring bar until it releases and sliding it into the next hole until it clicks, repeating on both sides of the bracelet link. A spring bar tool, thin screwdriver or a fine pin punch is most effective when adjusting the pin.Full Answer >
To open a Pandora bracelet, rotate the clasp to find the indentation, press the indentation with your fingernail, and spread open the hinged clasp. Lift the bracelet end to remove it from the groove, and begin adding beads to your Pandora bracelet.Full Answer >
To put a clasp on a leather cord necklace, slip metal coil ends over the leather tips, crimp them in place, fasten jump rings to the coil ends, thread a clasp over one jump ring, and close it with pliers. The supplies you need for this 35-minute procedure are metal coil ends, all-purpose glue, chain-nose pliers, jump rings and a metal clasp.Full Answer >
Cord rosaries are simple religious accessories that can be made with just a few tools, including cord, a ruler or measuring tape, scissors, a specialized wrapping tool called a cord tool and a small crucifix that will be attached to the finished product. The person making the cord rosary will cut a length of cord (typically about 63 inches) and, using the cord tool, will tie strong and somewhat elaborate knots to form the iconic y-shape of the rosary. Beads and other embellishments may be added.Full Answer >