From our imagination to yours...This "creative setting" bracelets focus is a gorgeous Filigree Butterfly with accents of both natural & vibrant colors! This butterfly is complimented by four strands, two in a free-form beading technique incorporating Czech glass & Unicorne glass, strung beside two strands of sage suede brought together by brass filigree tubes. Don't forget the dangles of faceted amethyst, faceted pearl & Czech glass pressed leaves!
Natural brass beads & findings:
BC80- 6mm Blossom Bead Cap
BD40- 8mm Filigree Tube Bead BD170- 4mm Circle Spacer & Crimp Cover
BD180- 2mm Round Crimp Bead
CE10- 8mm Crimp End
CE20- 9mm Crimp End
CL60- Swirl Clasp Set
HPF15- 1 1/2" Head Pin
JR10- 4mm Jump Ring
JR30- 6mm Jump Ring
JRD10- 9.5mm Etched Jump Ring
P150- Filigree Butterfly Pendant- wrap
Tools & Supplies:
TS-02 - Ergonomic Side Cutter
TS-03 - Ergonomic Rosary Plier, Round with Cutter
TS-04 - Ergonomic Chain Nose Plier with Cutter
TS-05 - Bronze Beading Wire
MAAS Polishing Creme
Unicorne lampwork beads
Available at! www.Unicornegifts.com
Technique - Using Crimp Ends
Step 1: Connect Suede Strands using Filigree Tube Beads.
A: Using approx. 16" piece of suede, fold in half and string the suede through a 6mm jump ring until you have reached the center.
B: String one filigree tube through both strands of suede, two 4mm circle spacers (one on each strand), one 9.5mm etched jump ring through both strands.
C: Repeat step B two times.
D: Using chain nose pliers crimp the filigree tubes until secure and in place.
E: Using 2 pairs of chain nose pliers, flatten two strands of suede into the opening of the 9mm crimp end (leaving a 1 1/2" tail of suede hanging).
F: Secure by holding tightly in place. Using a chain nose plier crimp down one side of crimp end, continue by folding the second end over the first.
Step 2: Crimp Ends of Suede.
A: Using 2 pairs of chain nose pliers, flatten one strand of suede into the opening of an 8mm crimp end.
B: Secure by holding tightly in place. Using a chain nose plier crimp down one side of crimp end, continue by folding the second end over top the first.
C: Repeat techniques A & B in step 2, on opposite end of suede.
Step 3: Attach Dangles to Crimp Ends.
A: String a glass bead onto a pearl head pin and create a wrapped loop using rosary pliers. Repeat once.
B: Using 2 pairs of chain nose pliers attach a 6mm jump ring to the bead dangle and string the jump ring through open loop on crimp ends.
Your Bracelet is complete, Enjoy!
"Inspiration in Every Finding"
Techniques: Wrapping, Stringing, Clustering,
Materials: Pearls, Crystals, Art glass, Faceted glass, Leather, Silks, Fibers, Seed beads,