Bling Ring with Swarovski Crystal
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Dare to dress your hands with something truly dazzling, using Swarovski crystal.
Less may well be more in some circles; but there are occasions when only over-the-top glamour will do. This cocktail ring is an example of just such glorious excess, with more than 200 sparkling beads gathered in one gorgeous cluster onto a mesh disk. With this on your finger, your slightest gesture is bound to get you noticed.
To make a large branch cut 50cm of wire. At 3.5cm from the end, bend wire at a 90° angle. Place a 5301 4mm crystal AB bead 1.5cm from the angle. Bend the wire either side of the crystal then hold both strands together where the base of the twig will be with flat-nose pliers. Twist bead until the spiral is even creating a 0.5cm twig.
Continue adding crystals using the same method as illustrated. When the branch is 3.5cm tall and contains about 18 beads, twist the wire ends together.
Repeat Steps One and Two seven times to make eight large branches.
To make a small branch, cut 15cm wire. Approximately 1.5cm from the end add a 5301 4mm white opal bead. Bend the wire on either side of the crystal then hold both strands together where the base of the twig will be with flat-nosed pliers, twist bead until the spiral is even creating a 0.5cm twig. Add the next bead 1.5cm along the wire and twist into place. Add one more bead in the same way.
Repeat Step Four six times to make seven small branches.
Thread one of the small branches into the central hole of the sieve plate. Place the remaining small branches in the next ring of holes. Twist the wire tails together below the mesh to secure them into place. Trim the excess wire below the disk.
Thread the large branches into the remaining holes, (if you have more holes than branches, space them evenly around the disk). Twist the wire tails together below the mesh plate to secure them.
Trim excess wire below the mesh, you may find that you need to bend the wire slightly to allow the disk to fit into the ring base. Place the mesh disk into the ring base, and bend the bezel prongs over it using flat-nosed pliers to secure.
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