Nunn Designs new charms are so inspirational, and I immediately was drawn to the Serpentine beads to pair with them. Memory wire was a perfect solution for the pairing and very easy to do. Tiny copper beads as spacers was the perfect touch for blending the copper present in the design.
Serpentine is said to be an excellent stone for meditation, and this type of bracelet is an excellent tool for meditation!
The earrings are made with the Nautilus charm from the new Nunn Design intro, and one of my favorites. Quick and easy for earrings, you could also add patinas to the surface to play up the design. This time I opted to use them as is for a monotone look, but you have options! Enjoy!
- 2x Guadalupe Charm – Antique Gold
- 2x Ear-wire Leverback Small Antique Gold (per pair)
- 2x Metal Bead Rondelle Faceted – Antique Gold (2pcs)
- 1x Eye Pin – 2″ 21G Bright Brass (50pcs) (You will use 2 Eye Pins)
- 1x Heishi – Teke 4mm Bright Gold (25pcs) (You will use 4 beads)
- 1x Teal Serpentine & Bronzite – 6mm Round 16″
- 1x Purple Serpentine & Bronzite – 6mm Round 16″
- 1x 11/0 Heavy Metal Seed Beads – Copper Antique
- 1x Memory Wire Bracelet – 2.5″ Silver – 12 Turns
- 1x Chain Nose Pliers
- 1x Carbide Jaw Memory Wire Cutters
- 1x Redwood Charm – Antique Copper
- 1x Rocky Mountain Charm – Antique Copper
- Start by attaching the ear wire to the loop of the eye-pin.
- Next, add a Teke heishi bead, a rondelle bead ( I prefer to call them Princess-cuts to differentiate between the metal and crystal rondelles), and another Teke bead to the eye-pin.
- Now, add the Guadalupe charm. Leave a tiny bit of room do that you can wrap the eye-pin around itself to create a loop.
- Create a loop, and close it by wrapping excess wire around the eye-pin three times. Trim any excess wire. Alternately, just make a loop to match the other end. It’s especially easy to do if you use the Easy Looper.
- Repeat steps 1-4 to make a second earring.
- Cut 2 pieces of memory wire at 3 turns each. Use your pliers to make a small loop at one end of each piece, leaving one end of each bracelet piece straight so that you may put the beads on. Add one Heavy Metal bead and one Teal Serpentine/Bronzite and continuing alternating in this way until you have no more stone beads left and end with a Heavy Metal bead.
- If you have a bit of extra wire, just trim that first, leaving enough room to make the final loop. Use the pliers to make a loop, finishing off the bracelet.
- Repeat steps 2-3 with the Purple Serpentine/Bronzite beads for the second bracelet.
- When the bracelets are finished, choose the spot where you would like to place your charm. Using a jump-ring, attach the charm to the bracelet.
Bracelets by Wild Human Designs for Bello Modo. Earrings by Pamela Maxfield.