Do not wear beaded bracelets during sports where it can get caught on something and break.
Try not to get chemicals on your beads that might damage or stain them, especially pearls.
Do not use silver dip to clean your jewelry. Use a jewelry cloth. To stop from tarnishing I keep my silver and gold jewelry in small, closed zip locked plastic bags.
If you follow these steps and suggestions, you will be certain that your handcrafted beaded bracelets can be worn for many years.