Lashed Wrap Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal, Antiqued Sterling Silver Charms and Woven Cotton Cord
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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
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String the following components onto one 2-inch sterling silver ballpin:
Using round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a beading drop.
Repeat to create a second beading drop using:
Repeat to create a third beading drop using:
Using flush-cutters, cut one 3-1/4 inch length of 6mm sterling silver rolo chain.
- One 60-inch length of 2mm round tan woven cotton cord
- One 36-inch length of Size F grey Purely Silk™ thread
String one 6.5mm sterling silver round jumpring onto the woven cotton cord and fold cord in half with jumpring at the fold.
Thread embroidery needle with 32 inches of Purely Silk thread. Pull thread halfway through needle leaving a 16-inch double strand of thread.
Stitch the woven cord around the jumpring making several wraps and stitches in a figure eight pattern to secure the jumpring in place, bringing the wraps down approximately 1/4 inch on both sides of the woven cord.
Pass the needle through one 4mm round Swarovski jet bead and over and under the cord on the opposite side.
Pass the needle back through the bead again in the opposite direction then back under and over the opposite cord at an angle to be in position to add a second 4mm round Swarovski jet bead.
Continue this process of adding beads and lashing the cord with the thread using the following pattern:
Note: You may have to knot/tie off your thread and start with a fresh length during this process
Knot/tie off your thread by stitching and wrapping around the woven cords.
Tie an overhand knot close to the last bead added and cut the cords leaving two 3-inch tails.
Tie a second overhand knot 1/2 inch up from the first overhand knot.
Thread one side of the S-hook clasp through the loop between the knots. Using chain-nose pliers, gently squeeze half of the S-hook clasp closed over the loop to secure it in place.
Open one 6.5mm sterling silver jumpring and pass it through the 6.5mm sterling silver jumpring stitched onto the folded cords and through the first link on the 3-1/4 inch length of rollo chain. Close the jumpring.
Open one 6.5mm sterling silver jumpring and pass it through the 6.5mm jumpring and the loop on one 11x8mm pear Swarovski neon pink pearl beading drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to add a second jumpring next to the first for double jumprings.
Open one 6.5mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on one 24x19mm sterling silver flower pendant and the second link on the rolo chain. Close the jumpring.
Open one 6.5mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the neon yellow beading drop and the sixth link on the rolo chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to add a second jumpring next to the first for double jumprings.
Open one 6.5mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on one 14x12.5mm sterling silver Chinese peace charm and the tenth link on the rolo chain. Close the jumpring.
Open one 6.5mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the neon orange beading drop and the fourteenth link on the rolo chain. Close the jumpring.
Open one 6.5mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on one 24x19mm sterling silver flower pendant and the last link on the rolo chain. Close the jumpring.
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