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Costa Rica Sunset Bracelet Tutorial
This style of jewelry has a variety of names, including "hand chain" and "pirate bracelet". Whatever the name, we think you'll love the colors!
Created by: Veronica Greenwood
Cut 2 feet of wire, and wrap (lash) around one side of cut-out on connector. Add one 4mm round crystal and wrap wire 3 times. Add one 3mm crystal, wrap 3 times, add another 4mm round, wrap 3 times, add final 3mm crystal, wrap 3 times, trim end, and tuck in neatly where it won't catch or scratch. Repeat on the other side.
Wire wrap links of 4mm larimar, 4mm crystal, and rice pearl at each end of connector until you reach the desired bracelet length. Add the lobster clasp to the last link on one side.
Wire wrap links of 4mm larimar, 4mm crystal and rice pearl from center of connector. Continue wrapping links until you have a comfortable length, and attach the last link to the stacking ring.
New to jewelry-making? For step-by-step instructions on wire-wrapping links, and most secure way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Not sure what size ring you need? If in doubt, go for a larger ring, rather than a smaller ring -- this style of bracelet helps keep your ring on, even when you're swimming in coastal waters. For other sizes of rings, click into the "Related Products" tab of the size 9 ring linked here.