Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal
Bling on the Court
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, ruby, 3mm Xilion bicone (53 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, ruby, 4mm Xilion bicone (1 bead)
- Spacer bar, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, Siam, silver-foil back, 8x6mm double-drilled single-stone faceted oval, 3mm between holes (27 spacer bars)
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (3 jumprings)
- Jumpring, gold-plated, 6x4mm oval, 18 gauge (4 jumprings)
- Headpin, gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (1 headpin)
- Clasp, lobster claw, gold-plated brass, 9x6mm (1 clasp)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 22 gauge
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
Using flush-cutters cut one 17-inch length of Zebra Wire™ gold color-coated 22-gauge wire.
Place a pair of chain-nose pliers in the center of the 17-inch length of wire. Pull the wire down on both sides of the pliers forming two tight 90-degree angles in the wire, creating a U shape.
String onto one gold-plated 1-inch headpin, one Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone and one Swarovski ruby 3mm bicone.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski drop.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers open three gold-plated 6x4mm oval jumprings. Pass one 6x4mm jumpring through the loop on the Swarovski drop and one gold-plated 4mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.
Pass a second 6x4mm jumpring through the previous gold-plated 4mm jumpring and a second gold-plated 4mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Attach a third 6x4mm jumpring to the gold-plated 4mm jumpring just added, creating a five jumpring extender chain.
String onto one end of the 17-inch length of wire, the last jumpring on the extender chain from Step 4.
String onto each end of the wire, one end of one Swarovski and gold-plated Siam 8x6mm single-stone spacer bar and one Swarovski Siam 3mm bicone. Repeat this stringing sequence a total of twenty-six times.
Continue to string onto each end of wire, one end of one Swarovski and gold-plated Siam 8x6mm single-stone spacer bar.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers wrap both ends of the wire around one side of a gold-plated 6x4mm oval jumpring twice creating a double simple loop. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the wire.
Attach the loop on one gold-plated 9x5mm lobster claw clasp to the 6x4mm jumpring from Step 7.
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