Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver Drops
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- Bead, Hill Tribes fine silver, 5x5mm round tube
- Bead, rhodonite, 6x4mm faceted rondelle
- Bead, quartz crystal, 18x10mm faceted oval
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, rose, 4mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 6mm bicone
- Pearl, White Lotus cultured freshwater, white, 4.5-5mm button
- Pearl, cultured freshwater, silver peacock, 5-6mm flat-sided round
- Focal, Hill Tribes fine silver, 30x14mm leaf
- Focal, Hill Tribes fine silver, 42x13mm curved leaf
- Charm, Hill Tribes fine silver, 19x17mm butterfly
- Drop, Hill Tribes fine silver, 12x9mm donut with flower design
- Drop, sterling silver, 40x13mm curved leaf
- Jumpring, sterling silver, soldered closed, 5mm round, 20.5-gauge
- Headpin, sterling silver, 1-1/2 inch with 1.5mm ball
- Crimp, sterling silver, cut tube, 3x2mm
- Clasp, lobster claw, sterling silver, 15x8mm with loop
- Wire, sterling silver, dead-soft, round, 24 gauge
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 49 strand
- Wire cutters
Carry a little touch of the tropics with you wherever you go with this elegant bracelet. Hill Tribes silver leaf and butterfly components evoke lush tropical forests, while Swarovski crystal and faceted quartz lend a sparkling touch. Complete instructions help you make this tropical dream real.
String 1 rose crystal on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop to secure it. Set aside. Repeat until you have 13 rose crystal dangles in all. (See Step 12.)
String 1 rhodonite rondelle on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop to secure it. Set aside. Repeat until you have 8 rhodonite dangles in all. (See Step 3.)
||String 1 silver pearl on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop that wraps around the ring (as shown below) on one of the donut charms. Make and attach another silver pearl dangle on the same ring. Repeat until you have 2 silver pearl dangles hanging from each of the 12 donut charms.
||Using wire cutters, carefully snip the loop on each of the leaf pendants so the cut sits right behind the leaf. (Snipping the loop enables it to be opened and connected to the donut charms later.)
||Using chain-nose pliers, open the loop of 1 leaf pendant. String 1 rhodonite dangle and 1 rose crystal dangle, which were previously made in Step 1 and 2, onto the open loop of the leaf pendant. Hook the leaf pendant with the 2 dangles, onto one of the donut charms, right between the 2 silver pearl dangles already placed there. Repeat until you've added 1 rhodonite bead and 1 rose crystal to each leaf, and hooked all 8 leaves onto 8 donuts.
||String 1 large faceted oval quartz bead onto 1 headpin. Make a simple loop. Open the loop, add 1 rose crystal dangle, and then hook the quartz dangle onto one of the remaining donut charms, right between the 2 silver dangles placed there. Repeat until you've connected all 4 oval quartz to the remaining donut charms.
Cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String on a crimp tube and 1 soldered jumpring. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp tube then crimp the crimp bead, securing the ring to the beading wire. Open the jumpring on the lobster clasp, loop it through the soldered ring, then close the jumpring, securing the clasp onto one end of the bracelet. Remember to open the jumpring sideways to maintain tension and round shape when closed.
||String 1 white pearl, 1 sterling silver barrel bead, and 1 white pearl. String on a donut charm through the top loop then 1 white pearl, 1 barrel bead and 1 white pearl. Repeat this pattern for the length of the bracelet, ending the strand with 1 white pearl, 1 barrel bead, and 1 white pearl.
String on 1 crimp tube and 1 soldered jumpring. Pass the beading wire back through the tube, snug the beads, and crimp the crimp bead with your crimping pliers.
Cut one 2-inch length of 24-gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last soldered jumpring placed on the bracelet. String 1 white pearl and make a wrapped loop that captures another soldered ring. Repeat once to create a chain extender.
String 1 white pearl on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop that captures the last soldered ring placed in Step 10. String 1 clear crystal on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop that captures the same soldered ring.
||Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last soldered ring placed in Step 10, making sure the wire is set between the pearl and crystal placed in Step 11. String 1 silver pearl and make a wrapped loop that captures the last rose crystal dangle and the butterfly pendant.
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