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  Crystal Bracelet

 
By: Lauren J. Nigro
Techniques: Wire cutters and components 
Skill Level: Advanced
Materials:•13 amethyst fire polished crystal beads
•18 Gauge Non-Tarnish Brass & 24 Gauge Non-Tarnish Brass 
•13 Green fire polished crystal beads 
•1 clasp (i.e claw or toggle)
Tools: 
•Round Nose Pliers 
•Wire Cutters


: DWCRYSTALBRACELET
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Instructions
 

Step #1

Creating "S" components: Using 18-ga. wire and keeping wire on spool, cut 1 in individual pieces of wire. For a 7.5in length bracelet, you will need 15 pieces. 

Step #2

Take 1in piece of wire. Using round nose pliers, make a closed loop on the end of the wire. Do the same on the other end. You will have an "S". This is the start of your bracelet. 

Step #3

For the next 1in piece of wire, make a semi-closed loop on the end of the wire. Slip the already completed "S" into the loop. Close the loop with the round nose pliers. Make a closed loop on the other end. You will now have two interlinked "S" components. 

Step #4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have a completed strand of interlocking "S" components. 

Step #5

Fastening the Clasp: For the last loop "S" component, slip the jump ring attached to the claw clasp into the last loop.Use round nose pliers to fully close the loop. Gently pull on the clasp to make sure it is secured. The last "S" component on the other end of the necklace will serve as the closure for the claw clasp. If a toggle clasp is used, secure one piece of the toggle to the last loop on one side and secure the other piece of the toggle to the last loop on the bracelet's other side. 

Step #6

Creating Dangling components: Using 24-ga. wire and keeping wire on spool, cut 1.5in individual pieces of wire. For a 7.5in length bracelet, you will need 26 pieces. 

Step #7

Take one 1.5in piece of wire. Using round nose pliers, make a tightly closed loop on the end of the wire. 

Step #8

Slip one bead onto 1.5in wire. Gently move the bead to the closed loop on the end of the wire. 

Step #9

Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you have a bead on each 1.5in of wire. 

Step #10

Attach Dangling Beads: Intersperse a bead onto every closed loop on the "S" by slipping the straight end of the wire through the closed "S" loop.

Step #11

Using round nose pliers, close the straight end of the wire around the "S" loop and wrap around the top of the bead. Leave some room, allowing the bead to dangle from the "S" loop. Gently wrap the wire 2 to 3 times around. Use wire cutters to clip any excess wire. The bead should dangle form the "S" loop. 

Step #12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 until all dangling bead components have been affixed to the "S" loops of the bracelet. 


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