Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Hemp Cord and Wire

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of wire:
  • Two 15-inch lengths of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • Four 2-inch lengths of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • Two 2-1/2 inch lengths of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • Two 3-inch lengths of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • Two 3-1/2 inch lengths of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • One 4-inch lengths of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
STEP 2
Using one side of a pair of round-nose pliers and starting at one end of a 15-inch length of wire, tightly wrap the wire around the plier nose until you get to the end of the piece of wire, creating a 3/4 inch wire bead cone. Repeat to create two 3/4 inch bead cones.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a 5mm simple loop on the straight end of a 2-inch length of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire. Continue to wrap the wire around to create a second loop next to the first. String one 6mm bicone light Siam crystal onto the wire, then finish the wire by creating a double 5mm simple loop, creating a single light Siam crystal link. Repeat to create two single light Siam crystal links.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two triple bead light Siam crystal links, using three 6mm bicone light Siam crystals and a 3-inch length of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • One five bead light Siam crystal link, using five 6mm bicone light Siam crystals and a 4-inch length of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • Two double bead white opal crystal links, using two 6mm bicone white opal crystals and a 2-1/2 inch length of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
  • Two four bead white opal crystal links, using four 6mm bicone white opal crystals and a 3-1/2 inch length of 21-gauge round dead-soft sterling silver wire
STEP 4
Using a 2-inch length of 21-gauge dead-soft sterling silver wire, create a simple loop on one end of the wire to create an eyepin. Repeat to create two eyepins.
STEP 5
Using a pair of scissors, cut eight 25-inch lengths of red hemp.
STEP 6
Line up the ends of the eight strands of 25-inch red hemp so they are flush. Pass the ends through the loop on a and tie them in an overhand knot back against the long strands. Pull the knot tight and place a small amount of glue on the knot to secure it in place.

Pin or tape the eyepin to your work station to make it easier to form your knots evenly.
STEP 7
Separate the strands into two sets of four strands (each set will consist of two outside strands which will be used as the knotting strands and the two inside strands which will be used as the base strands).
STEP 8
Using the first set of four strands, make a square knot using the two outside strands over the two inside strands. The basic pattern is:
  • Strand 1 over the base
  • Strand 2 over strand 1
  • Strand 2 under the base
  • Strand 2 through the loop
  • Strand 2 over base
  • Strand 1 over strand 2
  • Strand 1 under the base
  • Strand 1 through the loop
You must alternate starting with strand 1 then strand 2 to get a flat pattern. If you start consistently with the same strand the pattern will twist.

Continue making alternating square knots for 1-1/2 inches.

Repeat knotting the second set of four strands, continuing to make alternating square knots for 1-1/2 inches.
STEP 9
Bring the eight strands of hemp together making the two outside strands on each side the knotting strands and the two sets of inside strands base strands. This will double each of the strands that you are working with.

Make four alternating square knots.
STEP 10
Separate the strands into two sets of four strands.
STEP 11
Pass the loop on one single light Siam crystal link over the first set of four strands. Pass the opposite loop of the crystal link over the second set of four strands.
STEP 12
Continue to string the beading links onto the two sets of four strands of hemp in the following order:
  • Double bead white opal crystal link
  • Triple bead light Siam crystal link
  • Four bead white opal crystal link
  • Five bead light Siam beading link
  • Four bead white opal crystal link
  • Triple bead light Siam crystal link
  • Double bead white opal crystal link
  • Single bead light Siam crystal link
STEP 13
Repeat Step 9, then Step 8 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 14
Pass the end of the eight strands through the loop on the second eyepin that you made in Step 4. Repeat Step 6 to attach the hemp to the eyepin.
STEP 15
String onto the eyepin attached to one end of the strand, one sterling silver wire bead cone and one 3mm round sterling silver bead. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, a pair of chain-nose pliers and a pair of flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the top of the bead to secure it in place.

Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.
STEP 16
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4.8mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle portion of the clasp and through the eyepin on the first side of the bracelet. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the opposite side of the bracelet to the toggle ring portion of the clasp.

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