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Down by the Sea Shore Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
Add a 4mm Aurora Borealis (AB) crystal rondelle bead and a center-drilled keishi pearl to a head pin. Make a wrapped loop. For detailed instructions on making head pin loops, and opening and closing jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Add a 4mm AB crystal rondelle bead and a center-drilled keishi pearl to a head pin. Attach this to the left of one of the bracelet coils with a wrapped loop. Note: In the photo, this coil is hidden in the cluster of pearls.
Cut a 2-3" piece of 22-gauge wire, and begin a wire-wrapped loop/bail (see inset photo) for the tip-drilled keishi pearl. Before you close the loop, add this next to the previous pearl, to the left of the bracelet coil.
Designer Tips, continued:
Add a 4mm AB rondelle to a head pin, and make a small wrapped loop.
Add a 6mm metallic sunshine rondelle bead to a head pin, and make a small wrapped loop.
Set the crystal sea urchin into the setting, and carefully press the prongs down using chain-nose pliers or a burnishing tool.
Add the crystal sea urchin and the previous 2 crystals to a jump ring, and attach to bracelet (between the 2 bracelet coils).
Take another jump ring and use it to attach the first beaded head pin you made, and the sterling starfish charm, to the bracelet between the 2 coils.
The above 2 sets of charms will swing freely between the bracelet coils, and yet still allow the bracelet to expand to fit over a wide hand.
Cut a 5-7" piece of wire. Trim the ends neatly (or use a cup bur) so the wire won't snag. On the left side of the bracelet, just past the first beaded head pins, wrap a few coils around the bracelet to secure the wire. Add a 4mm metallic sunshine rondelle, another wrap, a 4mm AB rondelle, another wrap, a 4mm metallic sunshine rondelle and a few more wraps to secure the wire. Trim neatly and smooth in flush to the bracelet.
1 each #51-670-03 1/20, 14kt Gold-Filled Adjustable Wire Bracelet with Double Loop