Bracelet with Swarovski® Crystals and Metal Charms
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Courtesy of Swarovski
Please take the creative opportunity to substitute products listed below with the items in the optional section offered at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.
- Bead, Swarovski crystals, olivine, 8mm round (3 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystals, topaz, 8mm round (6 beads)
- Jump rings, 6mm round (11 jump rings)
- Head pins, copper, 2-inch (5 head pins)
Bead, Swarovski crystals, crystal copper, 8mm round (6 beads)
Strap, TierraCast, leather, avacado, 10x1/2mm (1 strap)
Micro washer, TierraCast, 6.35mm (7 micro washers)
Eyelet, TierraCast, 5.3mm (2 eyelets)
Clasp, E-hook, TierraCast, distressed, 1/2-inch (1 clasp)
Charm, TierraCast, birch leaf (4 charms)
Charm, TierraCast, ivy leaf (4 charms)
Charm, Tierracast, violet leaf (1 charm)
Charm, Tierracast, ginkgo leaf (2 charms)
Wire, Artistic Wire, copper, 20 gauge
- Beads, Swarovski crystals, 8mm round
- Leather bases
- Findings, micro hardware
- Clasps, E-hook
- Charms, TierraCast
- Wire, Artistic Wire
Get inspired by Swarovski design team's limitless imagination. Magical project ideas bring a new dimension to simple techniques.
Take the leather strap, fold in half and mark off the center. Using a leather hole-punch, punch a hole at the center mark. From the center hole, mark two more holes to the left and to the right of the center mark spacing the holes 20mm apart. Punch the holes for a total of 5 holes.
On top of the first hole place (1) micro washer and insert (1) Eyelet. Rivet the eyelet in place as per instructions on TierraCast.com. Repeat for the remaining 4 holes.
Using (1) head pin, insert the head pin from the wrong side to the right. Create a simple loop (about 5-6mm) sitting on top of the eyelet. The size of the loop accommodates all the charms. Repeat 4 times.
Using the 6mm jump rings, add (1) jump ring to each leaf charm and set aside.
Using the 20g wire cut 15 (1) inch pieces. Turn a loop at the bottom of each wire.
Using the wire pieces from step 5, string on one 8mm 5000 crystal and turn a simple loop. Repeat for the 14 remaining crystals.
Determine the finished length of your bracelet. Add 3/4'' to each side. Example: if your finished length is 7'' from the center hole cut one side of the leather to 4.25'' repeat for the other side. Note the 3rd hole (center hole) should be 4.25'' from the end of the leather.
Turn one side of the leather 3/4'' under and punch a hole 6mm from the cut end of the leather. From the right side of the leather, on top of the hole, place (1) micro washer and insert (1) eyelet and rivet in place.
Turn the second side of the leather 3/4'' under and punch a hole 6mm from the cut end of the leather. Slip the leather through the opening of the distressed E-hook. From the right side of the leather, on top of the hole, place (1) micro washer and insert (1) eyelet and rivet in place.
Lay out the charms in the order you want to attach them to each loop. The sample shows the large leaf in the center loop with the smaller ones spread out. Do the same with the 8mm 5000 crystals. The order of the crystals on the sample are 3-crystal copper, 3-topaz, 3-olivine, 3- topaz and 3-crystal copper.
The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We
encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.
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