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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.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
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
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