Triple-Strand Bracelet with Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads, Malaysia ''Jade'' and Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Beads

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Create this attention-getting bracelet design featuring Capri blue and aqua bohemica Preciosa Czech crystal beads. These beads offer a different look in the popular bicone shape with a matte surface and AB (Aurora Borealis) finish. The soft, muted effect of the matte finish gives these beads a velvety appearance that makes people want to touch.

These beads are beautifully combined with lapis lazuli and turquoise blue Malaysia "jade" quartz for a sea of blue you have to see to appreciate. Rhinestone spacer beads add sparkle and shine and allow the three strands to sit perfectly on the wrist.

The focal point of the design is a statement bead featuring filigree and botanical cutout designs. This bead is embellished with an enameled flower for a feminine touch.

Make this design and escape to a stylish paradise that will make everyday feel like a vacation day. Add to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe for breathtaking beauty.

Preciosa Czech Crystal Bicone Beads
Malaysia ''Jade'' Gemstone Beads Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Beads Spacer Bars
STEP 1
Cut three 8-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.

Inner Strand

STEP 2
String onto the first length of beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire:
  • Three sets of:
    • One Malaysia "jade" 3mm round
    • One Preciosa Capri blue AB 4mm faceted bicone
  • Three sets of:
    • One Malaysia "jade" 3mm round
    • One Preciosa Capri blue AB 6mm faceted bicone
  • One Malaysia "jade" 3mm round
  • The center hole of one 32.5x7mm spacer
  • Two sets of:
    • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
    • One Preciosa aqua bohemica 6mm bicone
  • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
STEP 4
String one 15mm puffed flat round onto the beading wire then repeat Step 3 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Outer Strands

STEP 5
Repeat Step 2 using a new length of beading wire.

String onto the beading wire:
  • Three sets of:
    • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
    • One Preciosa aqua bohemica 4mm bicone
  • Three sets of:
    • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
    • One Preciosa aqua bohemica 6mm bicone
  • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
  • One of the outer holes of the 32.5x7mm spacer from Step 3
  • Four sets of:
    • One Malaysia "jade" 4mm round
    • One Preciosa Capri blue AB 8mm faceted bicone
  • One Malaysia "jade" 4mm round
  • The outer hole of the second 32.5x7mm spacer
  • Three sets of:
    • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
    • One Preciosa aqua bohemica 6mm bicone
  • Four sets of:
    • One lapis lazuli 3mm faceted round
    • One Preciosa aqua bohemica 4mm bicone
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 5 in the opposite direction using the remaining outer hole of the two spacers.

Finishing the Bracelet

STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jump ring through one Accu-Guard and the corresponding loop on one half of the slide lock clasp. Repeat to attach a second jump ring to the same Accu-Guard and clasp loop.

Repeat to attach the remaining Accu-Guards on both ends of the strands to the corresponding loops on each half of the clasp.

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