From our imagination to yours... Take a splash into the cool aqua colors of the ocean this summer! Brilliant blues and rich brass are the perfect compliment displayed upon your sun kissed wrist. Abalone shell, freshwater pearls, Turquoise, Swarovski crystal and Czech glass create this fun summer charm bracelet!
Natural brass beads & findings:
BC70- 6mm Scalloped Bead Cap
BC90- 6mm Daisy Bead Cap
BC140- 5mm Square Bead Cap
CL60- 21 x 9mm Swirl Clasp
DP20- 13 x 17mm Turtle Charm
DP50- 7 x 19mm Flip Flop Charm
DP60- 10 x 26mm Sea Horse Charm - double sided
DP80- 16 x 18mm Sand Dollar Charm
DP90- 20 x 23mm Star Fish Charm - double sided
DP370- 8 x 12mm Filigree Tear Drop
EP1- 1” Eye Pin
HPF15- 1.5” Pearl Head Pin
HP1- 1” Head Pin
JR20- 4.5mm Jump Ring
Tools & Supplies:
TS-03 - Ergonomic Rosary Plier, Round with Cutter
TS-04 - Ergonomic Chain Nose Plier with Cutter
STEP by STEPS
Step 1: Create Bead Links.
A. String beads onto individual 1” eye pins and set aside.
B. Use the basic linking technique to create 9 bead links.
C. Trim the straight end of the eye pins so that approximately ¼ inch remains above the top bead or bead cap.
D. Using your fingers, hold, securely, all the beads and bead caps onto the eye pin. Use the rosary pliers to grip the straight end of the eye pin. Pull the eye pin toward you, bending it between 45 and 90 degrees.
E. Continue by turning the eye pin away from you until you’ve completed 1 revolution of a simple loop, achieving plenty of tension on the beads and/or bead caps.
F. Set bead links aside.
Step 2: Create Bead Dangles.
A. String beads onto head pins and/or pearl head pins.
B. Using rosary pliers create a simple loop for all beads strung on 1” head pins. Set aside.
C. Using rosary pliers form a wrapped loop for all pearls and crystals strung on 1.5” pearl head pins. Begin with a 90 degree bend near the top of your bead. Use your rosary pliers to form a simple loop with the tail overlapping. Wrap the tail tightly down the neck of the wire to create coils. Set aside.
Step 3: Assemble your bracelet.
A. Using 2 pairs of chain nose pliers, attach the beaded links using 4.5mm jump rings.
B. Add each bead dangle and charm to an additional 4.5mm jump ring and attach them to the jump rings in between each bead link on the bracelet strand.
C.Attach a 4.5mm jump ring to both ends of a swirl clasp, and secure to the ends of the bracelet strand.
Your bracelet is complete, Enjoy!
See our ads featuring Oceans Bracelet in the July 2007 issues of BeadStyle, Stringing Summer & Step by Step Beads magazine!
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Techniques: Linking, Materials: Pearls, Crystals, Art glass, Faceted glass, Gemstones, Wood, Shell,
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"Inspiration in Every Finding"
Materials: Pearls, Crystals, Art glass, Faceted glass, Gemstones, Wood, Shell,