Cufflet with Cat's Eye Glass Beads and Cabochon and Chainmaille
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, cat's eye glass, green, 4mm round (21 beads)
- Cabochon, cat's eye glass, green, 14mm round, quality grade (1 cabochon)
- Jumpring, shiny copper, 7x6mm oval, 16 gauge (101 jumprings)
- Headpin, copper, 2 inches, 21 gauge (22 headpins)
- Ring finding, antiqued copper-plated brass, 16mm round with 14mm round bezel setting, adjustable from size 6-8 (1 ring finding)
- Bracelet, cuff, copper, 21mm wide with hammered finish and 3 top loops, 2-1/2 inches (1 bracelet cuff)
- Burnisher, curved with wood handle, 6-inches long
- Tool, jumpring, opener/closer
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Insert the straight end of one 2-inch headpin through the space at the base of one prong then place one green cat's eye glass 14mm cabochon into the center of the bezel. Push bezel prongs down over cabochon to secure.
Form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the headpin.
String one green cat's eye glass 4mm round onto one 2mm headpin them form a wrapped loop. Repeat to create a total of twenty-one cat's eye drops.
Bracelet and Ring Connection
Using one 7x6mm oval jumpring connect the loop on three cat's eye drops, one closed 7x6mm jumpring and one loop on the copper cuff bracelet. Repeat to connect the previous closed jumpring and an additional closed jumpring.
Connect one jumpring to the loop on three cat's eye drops and previous closed jumpring. Repeat to connect the previous closed jumpring and four additional closed jumprings.
Repeat to attach cat's eye drops to the remaining loops on the bracelet, using connected jumprings.
Note: There should be four jumprings hanging from the last jumpring on each chain creating a row of twelve jumprings.
Connect one jumpring to two jumprings on one end of the previous row of twelve. Continue to connect one jumpring to the previous jumpring and the next jumpring in the row of twelve (this 7x6mm jumpring should overlap the previous).
Continue to connect one 7x6mm jumpring to the previous jumpring and the next jumpring in the previous row creating a row of eleven jumprings.
Repeat Step 4 to create a total of eleven rows, each row will automatically reduce graduating down to one jumpring in the final row.
Using one jumpring connect the single jumpring in the last row on the chainmaille, the loop on three cat's eye drops and one closed jumpring. Repeat to connect the previous closed jumpring and one closed jumpring.
Connect one jumpring to the previous closed jumpring and loop on the cat's eye ring.
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