Bracelet with Czech Pressed Glass Beads, Gold-Plated Brass Bead Caps and Wirework
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Jude, Jewelry Designer, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Czech pressed glass, emerald green, 8.5x6.5mm flower (4 beads)
- Bead cap, gold-plated brass, 7x5mm basket, fits 7-9mm bead (4 bead caps)
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 6mm twisted round, 3.6mm inside diameter, 16 gauge (7 jumprings)
- Clasp, lobster claw, gold-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 10x6mm (1 clasp)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, copper, silver color, round, 18 gauge
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Note: Instructions create an 8-3/4 inch bracelet
Cut 12 2-inch lengths of 18-gauge Zebra Wire™.
Create a simple loop on the end of a length of wire. String onto the wire a 7x5mm bead cap, two 8.5x6.5mm flower beads and one bead cap. Form a simple loop.
Repeat to create a total of three beaded links
In one hand hold a curved wire piece with the curve facing down. In the opposite hand hold a curved wire piece with the curve facing up.
||Insert the end of the wire pieces into the loop of the opposite wire piece, as shown.
||Gently pull the wire pieces to connect them together.
If needed, trim the ends of each side to the same length.
||Grip one end of the link with Wubbers small bail-making pliers and create a loop. Repeat on the opposite side of the link, creating the loop in the opposite direction.
||Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create three knot links.
Grip the end of a wire piece created in Step 3 with Wubbers small bail-making pliers and create a loop. Repeat on the second wire piece.
Assembling the Bracelet
Use a 6mm twisted jumpring to connect the loop of a lobster claw clasp and the U-shape end of a wire piece.
Continue to assemble the bracelet with twisted jumprings by adding a knot link then a beaded link. Repeat to connect all the prepared links.
Use a twisted jumpring to connect the loop of the last added link to the loop of a wire piece.
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