Double-Strand Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal
Design inspired by Dee Dee Simental See the Instructions for this Design Idea
-- Designer --
Tim Cronkhite, Senior Customer Advocate, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Tim Cronkhite, read his jewelry artist success story here
: : : Materials : : :
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 4mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, hyacinth, 8mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, peridot, 8mm bicone
- Link, gold-plated, 11x2mm flat curved end bar
- Clasp, gold electro-plated, oval tab, 16mm filigree S
- Parachute cord, nylon, white, 30-pound, (.006 inch)
- Beading needles, #10, 2-1/4 inch
- Adhesive, G-S hypo cement
- FiberFuse™ thread burner
- Wire nipper, Acculon
- Pliers, chain-nose
This project is done using a two-needle technique which allows you to build both sides of the butterflies at the same time.
Note: each butterfly measures about 1-inch in length.
Note: Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, press on the end of the Parachute cord to flatten it out. This will make it easier to thread a needle onto the end.
|Thread onto each needle, two 4mm Swarovski bicones, passing through the beads in the same direction.|
|Thread onto one needle, one 4mm Swarovski bicone bead. Pass the other needle through the same bead but in the opposite direction so the threads criss cross and the bicone sits horizontally between the 8mm bicones.|
|Thread onto the same needle two more of the 8mm bicones strung in Step 5.
Pass the thread back through the hole on the other end of the curved bar.
|Pull the needle so the beads sit into place.|
|Repeat Steps 7 - 8 with the other thread.|
|Thread onto each needle, one 8mm bicone of the second color.|
|Repeat Steps 6 - 10, alternating colors, until you have reached the desired length you would like your bracelet to be.|
|Thread the needles in opposite directions through the loop on the second-half of the clasp, crisscrossing the thread.|
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