Crystal Dream with a Twist Bracelet

Presented by Sue Ripsch, Author and Chainmaille Artist,
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Follow along in this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to capture crystal beads inside jump rings to create a chainmaille bracelet design expert chain mail artist and instructor Sue Ripsch calls Crystal Dream with a Twist.
STEP 1
Cut one 12-inch length and one 8-inch length of beading wire.
STEP 2
Fold the 8-inch wire in half at its center then twist the ends together to create a working handle.

String onto the 12-inch 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.
STEP 3
Pass two small jump rings through the Accu-Guard and the working handle then close.

Note: This project will be working down and around the beading wire; be sure to keep the wire in the middle of the jump rings.

Attach one large smooth jump ring to both small jump rings on one side of the Accu-Guard then attach one large smooth jump ring to both small jump rings on the opposite side of the Accu-Guard.
STEP 4
Attach one small jump ring to both previously attached large smooth jump rings on one side of the beading wire then attach one small jump ring to the same two large smooth jump rings on the opposite side of the beading wire.
STEP 5
Attach one large twisted jump ring to both previously attached small jump rings on one side of the beading wire then attach one large twisted jump ring to the same two small jump rings on the opposite side of the beading wire.
STEP 6
String one bead onto the beading wire. Slide the bead down the wire so it lies between the two large twisted jump rings.
STEP 7
Attach one small jump ring to both large twisted jump rings on one side of the beading wire then attach one small jump ring to the same two large twisted jump rings on the opposite side of the beading wire.
STEP 8
Attach one large smooth jump ring to both small jump rings on one side of the beading wire then attach one large smooth jump ring to the same two small jump rings on the opposite side of the beading wire.
STEP 9
String one bead into the beading wire. Slide the bead down the wire so it lies between the two large smooth jump rings.
STEP 10
Continue to repeat Steps 4 - 9 until the bracelet is the desired length.

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