Bracelet with Brass Sheet, Wirework and Swarovski Crystal
-- Designer --
Jude, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Jude Wroblewski, read her jewelry artist success story here
: : : Materials : : :
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal red magma, 4mm round (8 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, smoked topaz, 6x6mm mini square (3 beads)
- Sheet, brass, 6x2-1/2 inch single-sided rectangle with embossed brushed pattern, 24 gauge
- End bar, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 13x5mm rectangle with dots and 3 loops (2 end bars)
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 6x4mm oval, 18 gauge (16 jumprings)
- Clasp, lobster claw, gold-plated brass, 14x8mm with swivel (1 clasp)
- Chain, gold-finished brass, 7x5mm twisted cable
- Wire, Wrapit, nickel silver, dead-soft, round, 24 gauge
- Punch, EUROTOOL, tempered steel, 5 inches with 3mm tip
- Rotary tool, steel, grinding and polishing set with case
- Drill bit, high speed steel and plastic, 1-1/4 to 3 inches with 1-4mm twisted bit
- Jeweler saw, metal and wood, 3-4 inch depth, adjustable frame fits 1 to 7-1/2 inch long blades
- Saw blade, steel, sizes 1/0 to 6/0, 5 inches
- Bench pin, wood / steel / plastic, black, 7-1/2 x 2-inch rectangle with V-slot and C-clamp
- Glues and adhesives
- Tool, jumpring, opener/closer
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Adhesive, rubber cement
- One 36-inch and two 3-inch lengths of nickel silver 24-gauge round wire
- Four 1-inch, two 12 inch, and one 1-link lengths of gold-plated 5mm twist cable chain
Repeat to punch one hole 1/8 inch from outer edge of the first and third corners of the 1-1/2 inch square sheet.
Repeat to punch one hole 1/8 inch from outer edge on each of the four corners of the two 1-inch square sheet.
Wrap the first wire under the crystal to the opposite side. Wrap the end of the first wire around the second wire where it exits the top of the sheet. Cut any excess wire flush and tuck the end of the wire under the crystal. Repeat to attach the second wire to the first wire on the opposite side under the crystal.
Repeat to attach the second Swarovski smoked topaz 6mm mini square bead to the front of the second 1-inch square sheet.
Wrap the end of the second wire around the wire on the back of the last hole for three to four wraps to secure the wire. Repeat to secure the 1-inch tail of the first wire to the wire behind the first hole.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
- ''Inserting a Saw Blade into a Jeweler's Saw Frame'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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