Multi-Strand Bracelet with Aluminum Jumprings
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Marlynn McNutt, read her jewelry artist success story here
: : : Materials : : :
- Jumpring, aluminum, copper, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, red, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, antiqued copper, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, light purple, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, matte gold, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, green, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, gold, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, light green, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, pink, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, silver, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, black, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, light blue, 12mm smooth round, 12 gauge
- Jumpring, aluminum, copper, 8mm smooth round, 16 gauge
- Clasp, 3-strand slide lock, silver-plated brass, 21x10mm tube
- Pliers, flat-nose
|Using two pairs of flat-nose pliers, close two red jumprings and open one antiqued gold jumpring. Pass the open gold ring through the two closed red rings. Close the gold jumpring. Separate the red jumprings so one is on either side of the antiqued gold ring. Continue to connect gold and red jumprings until you have a row of 14 red jumprings connected by 13 gold jumprings.|
|Close 14 copper 12mm jumprings. Open one light green jumpring and pass it through two red rings on one end of Row #1 and through two closed copper rings. Close the light green jumpring.
Unfold the red and copper rings.
|Open one light green ring and pass it through the second copper ring from Step 2, the second and third red rings from Row #1 and one new copper ring. Close the light green ring. Continue to add the rings in this manner for the length of the row. Make sure that each of the gold rings in Row #1 are lying toward the bottom.|
||Close 14 purple jumprings. Open one black jumpring and pass it through two copper jumprings on one end of Row #2 and through two closed purple rings. Close the black jumpring. Unfold the rings so they lie flat.
Open one black ring and pass it through the second purple ring from Step 4, the second and third copper rings from Row #2 and one new purple ring. Close the black ring. Repeat Step 4 for the length of the bracelet.
Row #4: 14 antiqued copper and 13 pink jumprings
Row #5: 14 green and 13 silver jumprings
Row #6: 14 matte gold and 13 light blue jumprings
|Open one copper ring and pass it through a purple jumpring on one end of the bracelet from Row #3 and a matte gold jumpring on one end of Row #6. Close the ring.|
|Open another copper ring and connect the next purple and matte gold jumprings together. Close the copper ring. Open another copper jumpring and pass it through the same purple and gold jumpring, and also through the first copper jumpring added in this step, so the copper jumprings are crossed.|
|Repeat Step 7, connecting each pair of purple and gold matte jumprings along the length of the bracelet, until you reach the last pair. Add only one ring to the last pair so it mirrors the first end.|
|Open an 8mm copper jumpring and pass it through one 12mm copper jumpring and the loop on one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat, connecting each 12mm copper jumpring to a respective loop on half of the clasp.
Repeat Step 10 on the other half of the clasp.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
- ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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