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 Triple-Strand Bracelet with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Antiqued Copper-Plated Pewter Bead Frames and Links 

Triple-Strand Bracelet with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Antiqued Copper-Plated Pewter Bead Frames and Links
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A More Perfect Union

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Rose, Jewelry Designer, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Rose Wingenbach, read her jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Maura Buckner Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, gold AB, 6x3mm disc (2 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, amethyst purple AB, 6mm round (1 bead)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, amethyst purple AB, 8mm round (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, medium purple AB, 8mm round (4 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, olive AB, 8mm round (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, medium purple AB, 11x7mm teardrop (5 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, gold AB, 11x7mm teardrop (5 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued copper, 4x1mm-11x5mm assortment (21 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued copper-plated brass, 5.5x5mm fluted round (4 beads)
  • Drop, antiqued copper-plated brass, 7mm hammered flat round (20 drops)
  • Drop, antiqued copper-plated steel, 16mm hammered round (6 drops)
  • Bead frame, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 15x15mm open square (2 bead frames)
  • Bead frame, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 16x15mm open fancy oval (2 bead frames)
  • Bead frame, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 17x15mm open rectangle (2 bead frames)
  • Link, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 12mm single-sided curved hammered flat round (2 links)
  • Link, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 14mm single-sided curved hammered flat round (2 links)
  • Link, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 16mm single-sided curved hammered flat round (2 links)
  • Link, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 14.5x13mm single-sided grapes (1 link)
  • Spacer bar, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 21x5mm 4-strand rectangle (2 spacer bars)
  • Clasp, toggle, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 24x22.5mm single-sided fancy flower (1 clasp)
  • Chain, antiqued copper finish, 4.8x3.3mm cable
  • Headpin, copper, 2-inch, 22 gauge (100 headpins)
  • Jumpring, antiqued copper-plated brass, 4mm round, 21 gauge (34 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued copper-plated brass, 6mm round, 18 gauge (18 jumprings)
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Place one assorted antiqued copper bead onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating an antiqued copper bead drop. Repeat to create twenty-one antiqued copper bead drops. Save 8 lengths of wire cut off of the headpins for use later.

    Repeat to create the following:
    • One purple rectangle antiqued copper bead frame drop--using a 2-inch headpin, the first hole on a rectangle antiqued copper bead frame, one 11x7mm teardrop purple AB crystal and the second hole on the rectangle antiqued copper bead frame
    • One gold rectangle antiqued copper bead frame drop--using a 2-inch headpin, the first hole on a rectangle antiqued copper bead frame, one 11x7mm teardrop gold AB crystal and the second hole on the rectangle antiqued copper bead frame
    • One amethyst oval antiqued copper bead frame drop--using one 2-inch headpin, one 5.5mm fluted round antiqued copper bead, the first hole on a oval antiqued copper bead frame, one 6mm faceted round amethyst AB crystal, the second hole on the oval antiqued copper bead frame and one 5.5mm fluted round antiqued copper bead
    • One gold oval antiqued copper bead frame drop--using one 2-inch headpin, one 5.5mm fluted round antiqued copper bead, the first hole on a oval antiqued copper bead frame, two 6x3mm disc gold AB crystals, the second hole on the oval antiqued copper bead frame and one 5.5mm fluted round antiqued copper bead
    • One olive square antiqued copper bead frame drop--using one 2-inch headpin, the first hole on a square antiqued copper bead frame, one 8mm faceted round olive AB crystal and the second hole on the rectangle antiqued copper bead frame
    • One amethyst square antiqued copper bead frame drop--using one 2-inch headpin, the first hole on a square antiqued copper bead frame, one 8mm faceted round amethyst AB crystal and the second hole on the rectangle antiqued copper bead frame
    • Seven 8mm faceted round amethyst crystal drops--using one 2-inch headpin and one 8mm faceted round amethyst AB bead
    • Four 8mm faceted round medium purple crystal drops--using one 2-inch headpin and one 8mm faceted round medium purple AB bead
    • Four 11x7mm teardrop purple crystal drops--using one 2-inch headpin and one 11x7mm teardrop purple AB bead
    • Four 11x7mm teardrop gold crystal drops--using one 2-inch headpin and one 11x7mm teardrop gold AB bead
    • Eight 8mm faceted round olive crystal drops--using one 2-inch headpin and one 8mm faceted round olive AB bead
    Step 2
    Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on the end of one length of copper wire saved from the drops made in Step 1. Place this "eyepin" through the first hole a 4-hole spacer bar. Form a simple loop on the end of wire next to the spacer bar. Repeat to attach an eyepin to each of the holes on the 4-hole spacer bar.

    Repeat on the second spacer bar.
    Step 3
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of antiqued copper 4.8x3.3mm cable chain:
    • Four 4-link lengths
    • Four 3-link lengths
    • Two 5-inch lengths
    Step 4
    Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and one pair of flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the first loop on 4-hole spacer bar and the first link of a 4-link length of antiqued copper 4.8x3.3mm cable chain. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat using a 4mm jumpring to attach the following one side of the spacer bar:
    • 3-link length of chain to the second loop
    • 3-link length of chain to the third loop
    • 4-link length of chain to the fourth loop
    Repeat Step 4 to attach chain to the second 4-hole spacer bar.
    Step 5
    Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the last link on the four lengths of chain from Step 4 and the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the chains from the second 4-hole spacer bar to the toggle bar portion of the clasp.
    Step 6
    Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the second and third loop on the opposite side of the 4-hole spacer bar. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 6mm jumpring on the second 4-hole spacer bar.
    Step 7
    Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring though the 6mm jumpring attached in Step 6 and a 12mm flat round antiqued copper link. Close the jumpring.
    Step 8
    Use a 6mm jumpring to connect one of each of the following components together:
    • 14mm flat round antiqued copper link
    • 16mm flat round antiqued copper link
    • 14.5x13mm grapes antiqued copper link
    • 16mm flat round antiqued copper link
    • 14mm flat round antiqued copper link
    • 12mm flat round antiqued copper link
    Step 9
    Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring though the last 12mm flat round antiqued copper link and the 6mm jumpring attached to the second 4-hole spacer bar in Step 6. Close the jumpring.
    Step 10
    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open jumpring through the first link on the 5-inch length of cable chain and the first loop on the first 4-hole spacer bar. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the last link of the 5-inch length of cable chain and the first loop on the second 4-hole spacer bar.

    Repeat to attach a 5-inch length of cable chain to the fourth loop on the 4-hole spacer bars.
    Step 11
    Open the loop on an 8mm faceted round olive crystal drop. Pass the loop through the first link on the first 5-inch length of cable chain. Close the loop. Repeat to attach the drops created in Step 1 to the links of both 5-inch lengths of cable chain in a random pattern, adding only one drop per link.
    Step 12
    Attach 7mm flat round antiqued copper links using 4mm jumprings and 16mm flat round antiqued copper links using 6mm jumprings in a random pattern to the remaining open links on the 5-inch lengths of cable chain.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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