Miriam Haskell Knockoff Tutorial:
Turq Beaded Bracelet
Hello Sweets! I’m really excited to share today’s knockoff, from one of my favourite costume jewellery brands, Miriam Haskell (yeeees!!!). Their creations are beyond beautiful, and most of the time I just drool over my computer screen. And I’m sure you’re going to drool over the image of the original version below!
All these gorgeous colours! It’s so beautiful it hurts…! Anyways, you’ll need a lot of beads to make the bracelet, but each process is very easy. So, ready for the tutorial?
What you’ll need (from left):
- beads, you’ll need lots of different kinds (I used seed beads, glass pearls, cotton pearls, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and Czech Fire Polish)
- jumprings, 2 x number of strands on spacer bar + 2 (I used 7 strand spacer bars, and used 16 jumprings)
- calottes, 2 for each strand of beads
- 2 multi-strand spacer bars (I used 7 strand spacer bars)
- a pair of hook clasp
- crimp beads, 2 for each strand of beads
- (not in the photo) beading needle, flat-nose and round-nose pliers
1) Thread the needle, add a crimp bead and slide it towards the end of the thread. I’m using black thread for the tutorial only; please use neutral colour thread!
2) Thread the needle through the crimp bead again, and pull the thread snugly.
3) Crimp the bead with flat-nose pliers.
4) Add the calotte, and trim the excess thread.
5) Close the calotte with flat-nose pliers.
6) Add beads until it reaches 15cm (or the length you want the bracelet to be).
7) Add calotte and crimp bead the same way as step1 & 2 (but in reverse).
8) Trim the excess thread and close the calotte with pliers. Now you have one strand done!
9) Make as many beaded strands as you wish. I made 15 strands in total.
10) Using round-nose pliers, bend and make a loop at the end of the calotte.
11) Connect two or three beaded strands to a jumpring, then connect it to the spacer bar. Repeat the process to connect all beaded strands on spacer bars.
11) With jumprings, attach a pair of hook clasp on both ends of spacer bars. And… you’re done!
Voila! I made a couple of beaded strands using pastel coloured seed beads first, but in the end decided only to use white, black and gold colours. Pearls never fail (well, at least for me!) and I was going for Chanel-ish look :)
I love how it turned out! But… yes, I need to tweak a little bit later – some of the beaded strands were longer than the other (big sigh). I noticed it when I was attaching them to the spacer bars, but thought they would be fine when worn. Turns out not!
Anyways, I’m going to make another pair as a Christmas gift (isn’t it perfect for someone special?) but can’t decide whether I should go for the same Chanel-ish combination, or go for more like the original version. Aghhh, the joy and the pain of having choices!!! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and have a lovely, crafty weekend!