Multi-Strand Bracelet with Seed Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads
-- Designer --
Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Tammy Honaman, read her jewelry artist success story here
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, rose, 4mm Xilion bicone (5328) (50 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, padparadscha, 4mm Xilion bicone (5328) (50 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, padparadscha AB, 4mm Xilion bicone (5328) (50 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, light rose AB, 8x8mm faceted cube (5601)
- Fringe bead, glass, matte rainbow red (300 beads)
- Seed bead, glass, clear red, 3.5x3mm fringe (300 beads)
- Seed bead, Matsuno, glass, transparent rainbow root beer, #8 round (80 beads)
- Seed bead, Dyna-Mites™, glass, frosted AB ruby red, #11 round hole
- Seed bead, glass, fancy salmon, #15 rocaille
- Seed bead, glass, fancy light pink, #15 rocaille
- (you'll have leftovers of all the above)
- Crimp, sterling silver, 4x2.5mm tube, 1mm inside diameter (4 crimps)
- Clasp, sterling silver, 22x16mm spiral wire toggle (2 clasps)
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex®, clear, 49 strand, 0.012-inch diameter
- Thread, Nymo, nylon, size D, red
- Beeswax or thread conditioner of your choice
- Pliers, chain-nose
Capture the look of live coral formations with this glittering bracelet that can double as a choker. Swarovski crystal adds sparkle and elegance. This piece has a remarkable tactile feel in the hand and is a joy to wear.
Creating the core:
You have completed the core of your fringe bracelet and are now ready to begin adding fringe.
Adding the fringe:
You've just created your first fringe.
The size 15 will be your stop bead and hold your fringe in place.
Add fringe-bead and crystal fringe down the entire length of the core to complete the third row of fringe.
Is your bracelet full enough? If so, you can stop here. If not, add another row of fringe. Continue to create up to five full rows of fringe.
When you're done, trim all thread ends.
Creating the second bracelet:
You have completed the second bracelet--wear it on your wrist with the fringed bracelet, or link corresponding halves of the toggles and wear around your neck for a dramatic choker!
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