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 Bracelet with Czech Glass Druk Beads, Celestial Crystal® Beads and Copper Beads 

Bracelet with Czech Glass Druk Beads, Celestial Crystal® Beads and Copper Beads
Step 1
String one 5mm round copper bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, a pair of chain-nose pliers and a pair of flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 5mm round copper bead drop. Repeat to create a total of ten 5mm round copper bead drops.

Repeat to create the following bead drops using one bead and one 1-inch headpin:
  • Nine 6mm round lilac luster glass bead drops
  • Nine 6mm faceted round medium purple crystal bead drops
  • Nine 6mm bicone light brown crystal bead drops
  • Nine 6mm bicone purple crystal bead drops
  • Nine 6mm bicone gold crystal bead drops
Step 2
Using flush-cutting pliers, cut the ball off of a 1-inch headpin. Form a simple loop on one end of the wire. String onto the eyepin one 3mm round lilac luster glass bead. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 3mm round lilac luster glass beading link. Repeat to create a total of two 3mm round lilac luster beading links.
Step 3
Using flush-cutting pliers, cut four 1-inch (8-link) lengths of copper 4mm lantern chain.
Step 4
Using chain-nose pliers, gently compress the end of one 1-inch length of lantern chain so it fits into the cord coil. Insert the chain into the coil. Compress the bottom coil with the pliers.

Repeat to attach a cord coil to both ends of each of the 1-inch lengths of lantern chain.
Step 5
String a 3mm round lilac luster glass bead onto a 1 1/2 inch headpin. Pass the headpin through the second link on the first 1-inch lantern chain. String a 3mm round copper bead onto the headpin. Finish the end with a simple loop.

Repeat to attach a headpin assembly to the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th link of the lantern chain rotating the chain 90 degrees with each assembly.

Repeat to attach five headpin assemblies to each 1-inch length of lantern chain.
Step 6
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and one pair of flat-nose pliers, open a 5x4.5mm oval jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp and the first loop on a 3mm round lilac luster beading link. Close the jumpring.
Step 7
Open the loop on the opposite end of the 3mm round lilac luster beading link. Pass it through the loop on the cord coil attached to a 1-inch lantern chain. Close the loop.

Open a 5x4.5mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the opposite cord coil attached to the first 1-inch lantern chain and the cord coil attached to a second 1-inch lantern chain. Repeat to attach the four 1-inch lengths of chain.
Step 8
Repeat Step 6 to attach the end of the last chain to the toggle bar portion of the clasp.
Step 9
Open the loop on a 6mm bicone gold crystal bead drop. Pass the loop through the jumpring between the first and second chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach three 6mm bicone gold crystal bead drops, three 6mm bicone purple crystal bead drops, three 6mm bicone light brown crystal bead drops, three 6mm faceted round medium purple crystal bead drops, three 6mm round lilac luster glass bead drops and three 5mm round copper bead drops to the loops and jumpring between the first and second chain.

Repeat to attach bead drops to the loops and jumpring between the second and third chains, and the third and fourth chains.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Cord Coils for Lantern Chain, How-To'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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