Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal
Poseidon Reef Bracelet
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, greige, 6mm round (1 bead)
- Beading wire, Tigertail
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, side-cutter
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, crimping
Bead, Swarovski crystal, marbled black, 10mm round (20 beads)
Fancy stone, Swarovski crystal, greige, 18x13mm (1 stone)
Fancy stone, Swarovski crystal, indicolite, 27x9mm (2 stones)
Fancy stone, Swarovski crystal, jonquil, 27x9mm (1 stone)
Fancy stone, Swarovski crystal, olivine, 27x9mm (1 stone)
Setting, 18x13mm (1 setting)
Setting, 27x9cm (4 settings)
Crimp bead, black, 2mm (12 crimp beads)
Crimp tube, black, 1mm (2 crimp tubes)
Headpin, silver (1 headpin)
Jumpring, black, 5mm (1 jumpring)
Jumpring, black, 6mm (1 jumpring)
Jumpring, black, 12mm (5 jumprings)
Clasp, toggle, black, 22mm (1 clasp)
French wire, black, 20mm
Tiger tail, gray, 0.3mm
- Beads, Swarovski crystal, 10mm round
- Spacer bar, Swarovski crystal and silver-plated brass
- Crimp beads
- French wire
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Place the fancy stones from the Swarovski crystal assortment into the settings and press the prongs gently with the tweezers so that the crystals are secure.
Cut two 35cm pieces of the tigertail and string on the Swarovski crystal you see in the illustration. Don't go through the last hole of the first and last setting. The crystals should be positioned in the middle of the tigertail. Turn the bracelet over, slide a big crimping bead onto each end on the right side and flatten the beads with the chain-nose pliers as shown in the illustration.
Slide a small crimping tube, then a large crimping bead onto each end on the left side of bracelet. Push the small crimping tube slightly--it should be so flat that you can put it under the metal of the setting as a space keeper--it shouldn't be fixed! Pull tight so that the crimping beads on the right side are also under the metal of the settings--then pull very tight, so that there is nearly no space between the settings as depicted in the illustration and fix the bracelet by flattening the larger crimping beads on the left side. Finally, string the tigertail ends through the last hole of the first and last setting. Turn the bracelet over and slide on the Swarovski ceramic bead art. 5000/B 10mm marbled ivory as shown in the illustration.
Cut four 0.5cm pieces of French wire. Slide three crimping beads onto the shorter wire end on the right side, then slide on the French wire. Go through a 12mm jumpring, back through the crimping beads and the last Swarovski ceramic bead. Pull tight and crimp the crimping tube as you see in the illustration. (Just crimp the bead directly before the French wire - because the other two crimping beads are just space keepers, so the length of the wire on both ends will be the same.
Repeat Step 4 with the short string on the left side, using a 6mm jumpring. On the shorter wire on the right side use just one crimping tube and the French wire. Then string the tiger tail through the 12mm jumpring, back through the crimping bead and through the last three Swarovski ceramic beads, pull tight and crimp the crimping bead correctly as shown in the illustration. Finally, repeat this step with the remaining wire as shown in the illustration (you will be using just one crimping tube and the French wire and you will string the wire through the 6mm jumpring).
Open the 5mm jumpring with the flat-nose pliers, attach it onto the toggle clasp and close it over the 6mm jumpring of the bracelet as you see in the illustration.
Attach the remaining 12mm jumprings onto the right side of the bracelet as shown in the illustration. Open and close the jumprings sideways with the flat-nose pliers.
Slide the Swarovski bead art. 5000 greige onto the headpin and bend the headpin with the flat-nose pliers at a 90 degree angle after the bead. Form a loop with the round-nose pliers; wrap the wire back twice as shown in the illustration and cut off any excess headpin wire.
Open the last 12mm jumpring of the extension chain, attach the beaded headpin and close the jumpring.
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