Bracelet with Porcelain Beads, Tensha Water Decals and Celestial Crystal® Beads

STEP 1
Using the scissors, cut out two blue flower decals, working closely to the outline of the design.
STEP 2
Place one of the decals in a shallow dish filled with water and gently submerge the decal for a few seconds. The decal will float off of the paper.
STEP 3
Using your finger, gently lift the decal from the water and position it on one side of the 18mm porcelain bead. You have a little time to move the decal to the desired position while it is still wet. It will become harder to move as it starts to dry. Smooth out the decal using your fingers and move the air bubbles to the outer edges.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to center the second blue flower on the other side of the 18mm porcelain bead.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3, placing two decals, one on each side, of the ten 16mm porcelain beads. Allow the decals to dry completely before assembling the bracelet.
STEP 5
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring. Pass it through the loop attached to the springring clasp. Close the jumpring.

Attaching the Beading Wire to the Clasp

STEP 6
Using wire nippers, cut a 12-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring added in Step 5. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp tube. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube and one end of the wire is approximately 1-inch long. Place a small amount of Loctite 409 adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Yellow flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Pink flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • 16mm blue flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Yellow flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Pink flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • 18mm blue flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Pink flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Yellow flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • 16mm blue flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Pink flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
  • Yellow flower porcelain bead
  • 4mm green crystal
STEP 8
String on one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch of French wire and a jumpring. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp tube then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the clasp and the French wire is formed into a nicely curved tube. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the bracelet, yet it's not so tight that the bracelet is rigid. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim excess wire from the end.

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