Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Crystal Quartz Gemstone Beads

STEP 1
Cut a length of nylon cord twice the desired finished length of the jewelry strand plus 12-inch and thread a twisted wire needle on each end. Cut a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and thread it to the middle of the cord. String through a loop on one side of the clasp and center the French wire in the clasp loop. Thread both needles through the first bead and tie the cords together with a square knot right against the bead, tightening the French wire into a small loop that encloses the clasp loop. Dot the knot with Hypo Tube Cement and let it dry (about 10 minutes).
STEP 2
String both needles through all the beads on the strand except the last one. Make sure the cords are pulled evenly through the beads. See below for the stringing pattern.
  1. Mix a small amount of 2-part epoxy with a toothpick and use the toothpick to apply a dab of glue to the center of each of 7-10 quartz flower beads. Carefully set a Swarovski flat backed rhinestone on the glue on each flower bead and press it down lightly. When the glue is dry, repeat the process on the other side of each flower bead.
  2. String the bracelet beginning and ending with 2 silver spacers and alternating a jeweled flower bead with an assorted 6mm crystal.
STEP 3
String the last bead on one needle. Then string a 1/2 inch piece of French wire on that needle. Thread it through the matching clasp loop on the other side of the clasp and take it back through the last bead Tighten the cord to draw up the French wire loop and tie the two cords together below the final bead with a square knot. Glue the knot, then pass both needles back through a bead or two. Cut off the excess cord when the glue is dry.

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