As I wandered through the beading section at the craft store one day, a string of starfish beads insisted on going home with me. Really, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Once I got them home, I mused over what to do with them for at least a month. As I was bagging up my beads for our upcoming move, I ran across some silver bar beads with text on them. “Peace” seemed perfect for a summery, starfish beaded memory wire bracelet. And here’s the result:
To make one for yourself (or a friend) you’ll need:
- Memory wire
- A strand of starfish beads
- Silver beads (mine looked like little flattened disks)
- Sea-glass-looking beads
- A bar bead with a word on it (I ordered mine from Consumer Crafts)
- Jewelry pliers
To make it, first bend a small loop at one end of the wire, so the beads don’t slide off. From the other end of the memory wire, string the beads. I did silver-glass-silver-starfish then repeated. When you’re about half-way through, string the word bead on, then complete the bracelet with the same pattern of beading. When you’re finished, make another tight loop at the other end, to secure the beads.
And you’re finished!