Bracelet with Lampworked Glass Focals and Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads

Creating the Drops

STEP 1
String one black 3mm bicone crystal onto a 1-inch headpin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 3mm black bicone crystal bead drop. Repeat to create eight drops.

Repeat to make the following bead drops, using one bead and one 1-inch headpin for each:
  • 16 black 4mm bicone crystal bead drops
  • Eight sapphire 3mm bicone crystal bead drops
  • 24 sapphire 4mm bicone crystal bead drops
  • 24 sapphire satin 4mm bicone crystal bead drops

Assembling the Bracelet

STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut four 2-1/2 inch lengths of sterling silver 3.5mm cable chain.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers, open the loop on a 3mm black crystal bead drop. Starting half-way down from one end of one 2-1/2 inch length of sterling silver 3.5mm cable chain, pass the open loop through the link on the chain. Close the loop.

Continue adding drops, in the following pattern, working on the center 1-1/2 inches of the length of chain, graduating from smaller to larger to smaller, with the smaller drops on the ends:
  • Two 3mm black drops
  • Four 4mm black drops
  • Two 3mm sapphire drops
  • Six 4mm sapphire drops
  • Six sapphire satin drops
Repeat, adding drops to all four of the 2-1/2 inch lengths of chain.
STEP 4
Open a 6.5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one end of the clasp, and the hole in one of the black 20mm donut beads. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add the other half of the clasp to the second black 20mm donut bead.
STEP 5
Loop one end of a 2-1/2 inch length of chain with drops through the hole on a black 20mm donut bead. Open a 3.8mm jumpring and pass it through the last link on the end of the chain and through a link in the center of the chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to pass the second half of the chain through the black glass heart. Open a 3.8mm jumpring and pass it through the end link of the chain and through the same link in the center of the chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 5 to connect the black heart to the black square donut, the black square donut to the black flower donut and the black flower donut to the second black 20mm donut.

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