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 Bracelet with Glass Beads, Antiqued Copper Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads 

Bracelet with Glass Beads, Antiqued Copper Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads
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Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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

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Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut one 2-3/4 inch length of copper 13.5mm textured round chain without the hook clasp.
Step 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 6mm jumpring next to the first, creating a double jumpring.
Step 3
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a copper 11x10mm heart drop and the center of a copper 7mm beaded rondelle. Close the jumpring.
Step 4
Continue to connect the following components:
  • Six sets of one 6mm jumpring and two 4mm jumprings (side by side to create a double jumpring)
  • One 6mm jumpring
  • One 2-3/4 inch length (7 links) of copper 13.5mm textured round cable chain
  • Two 6mm jumprings (double jumpring)
Step 5
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 4-1/2 inch length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, an Accu-Guard and the double jumprings attached to the chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube and gently close it.
Step 6
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One copper 8x3mm beaded rondelle bead
  • One 12x10mm rectangle red glass bead
  • One copper 8x3mm beaded rondelle bead
  • One 8mm round black diamond crystal
  • Two copper 12mm bead caps (concave sides to the center)
  • One 18mm puffed flat round red/brown swirl glass bead
  • One copper 8mm beaded star rondelle bead
  • One 8mm bicone red magma crystal
  • One copper 12mm fancy round bead
  • One copper 7mm beaded star rondelle bead
  • One 11x8mm faceted oval gold glass bead
  • One copper 4mm beaded rondelle bead
Step 7
String onto the beading wire one crimp tube, an Accu-Guard and the two 6mm jumprings attached to the lobster claw clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the jumprings. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the bracelet. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube and gently close it.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Secrets to using Bead Caps'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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