Bracelet with Carnelian Gemstone Beads and Antiqued Sterling Silver Beads

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add a 4mm jumpring to the other half of the clasp.
STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 12-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the 4mm jumpring attached to the toggle ring of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the clasp so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following components:
  • 4mm carnelian round bead
  • 11mm antiqued sterling silver round bead
  • 13x11mm carnelian flat faceted oval bead
  • 11x9mm antiqued sterling silver cone bead
  • 8x6mm carnelian oval bead
  • 17x8mm antiqued sterling silver cone bead
  • 13x11mm carnelian flat faceted oval bead
  • 17x16mm antiqued sterling silver saucer bead
  • 13x11mm carnelian flat faceted oval bead
  • 13x6mm antiqued sterling silver bead cap
  • 12mm carnelian round bead
  • 13x6mm antiqued sterling silver bead cap
  • 13x11mm carnelian flat faceted oval bead
  • 14mm antiqued sterling silver round bead
  • 13x11mm carnelian flat faceted oval bead
  • 8x3mm antiqued sterling silver bead cap
  • 10mm carnelian round bead
  • 8x3mm antiqued sterling silver bead cap
  • 7mm antiqued sterling silver round bead
  • 4mm carnelian round bead
STEP 4
String on one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the 4mm jumpring on the toggle bar half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the end.

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