Headband with Gold-Finished Steel and Gold-Finished Brass Bells, Glass Beads and Swarovski® Crystals
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, gold-plated brass, 2.5mm smooth round (48 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, dark moss green, 4mm round (12 beads)
- Bead, glass, light red, 6mm round (7 beads)
- Bead, Czech glass druk, transparent olivine, 8mm round (7 beads)
- Bell, gold-finished steel, 10mm round (22 bells)
- Bell, gold-finished brass, 12mm round (6 bells)
- Headband, steel, black, 3mm wide with (37) 15x4mm twisted wire loop, 15 inches (1 headband)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 26 gauge
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Cut two 36-inch lengths of 26 gauge Zebra Wire™.
Wrap one end of one 36-inch length of wire 2 - 3 times around the first twisted loop on one end of the headband.
Continue to wrap the wire around the headband itself several times stringing three 2.5mm smooth round beads. Slide the beads close to the wrapped area on the top of the headband.
Tip: Make sure that the beads lay against the top of the headband.
Continue to wrap the wire around the headband between the twisted loops ending with the 21st twisted loop.
22nd Twisted Loop
Wrap the wire three times between the 21st and 22nd twisted loops. String three 2.5mm round beads then continue to wrap the wire between the next twisted loops. Repeat this pattern between the remaining twisted loops forming a beaded spiral.
Wrap the wire several times around the headband at the base of the last twisted loop then pass the wire through the wraps to secure. Trim excess wire.
Jingle Bell Bunches
Wrap one end of the second 36-inch length of wire several times around the base of the third twisted loop. Continue to wrap the wire back between the first and second loops.
String the following in the pattern of your choice by wrapping the wire around the headband and between the twisted loops to the 21st loop:
Note: To ensure a secure hold, wrap the wire several times in several areas along the headband.
10 dark moss green 4mm rounds
22 10mm bells
Six 12mm bells
Seven light red 6mm rounds
Finish by passing the end of the wire through the wraps to secure.
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