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October 2008 Featured Project!
From our imagination to yours... It’s my favorite time of year! Inspired by the warm colors of the fall leaves and the tiny chill in the evening breeze makes you want to cozy up to the one you love!
Natural brass beads & findings:
BC20- 7.5mm Ornate Bead Cap
BC60- 7mm Flower Petal Bead Cap
BC150- 7mm Hobnail Bead Cap
BC160- 8mm Foliage Bead Cap
EP1- 1” Eye Pin
HPF15- 1.5” Pearl Head Pin
JR10- 4mm Jump Ring
JR40- 8mm Jump Ring
JRD10- 9.5mm Etched Jump Ring
P120- 23mm LOVE Affirmation Ring
P121- 23mm Dream Affirmation Ring
P123- 23mm Believe Affirmation Ring
TB30- 7 x 29mm Etched Toggle Bar
Tools & Supplies:
TS-03 - Ergonomic Rosary Plier, Round with Cutter
TS-04 - 2 Pairs of Ergonomic Chain Nose Plier with Cutter
Magikal Glassworks, Lampwork glass rondelle bead,
available at! www.magikalglassworks.com
Wynwoods Gallery & Bead Studio, Hand dyed vintage Lucite leaf,
available at! www.wynwoods.com
Unicorne Beads, Lampwork glass square bead
available at! www.unicornegifts.com
STEP by STEPS
Step 1: Create Bead Links & Drops
A. Embellish beads with layers of bead caps; Use the basic linking technique to secure your beads onto eye pins.
B. For crystals and seed beads on toggle bar: String your beads onto one 1.5” pearl head pins. Form a wrapped loop. 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.
Step 2: Connect Affirmation Rings.
A: Using 8mm jump rings connect a bead link to the center of the affirmation ring.
B. On each side of the center bead link attach an additional 8mm jump ring to the affirmation ring. You should have a total of three 8mm jump rings; repeat on opposite side.
C. Secure the 8mm jump rings by attaching a 10mm jump ring through all three.
D. Complete section by adding your next bead link to the 10mm jump ring and close to secure.
Step 3: Finishing Touches!
A. Attach the Love affirmation ring to one end of the linked bracelet.
B. Using an eye pin attach the Swarovski crystal and seed bead drops to the etched toggle bar to create a decorative toggle clasp!
Your bracelet is complete, Enjoy!
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Techniques: Linking, Materials: Pearls, Crystals, Art glass, Faceted glass, Gemstones,
The Girls at Vintaj!
"Inspiration in Every Finding"
Materials: Pearls, Crystals, Art glass, Faceted glass, Gemstones,