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Fat Tuesday Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Tiffany White
Assemble all glass, brass and pearl beads on head pins. (Use round glass beads or Swarovski crystal beads, or both.) Secure with wrapped loops.
Attach all charms to round brass jump rings.
Attach charms and bead dangles to bracelet one at a time using oval jump rings: Place two brass dangles on an oval jump ring. On the next jump ring place one of each color glass dangles. On the next link, place one brass dangle and one fleur-de-lis charm. Repeat pattern until complete.
Finish with toggle clasp.
For coordinating earrings, see Mardi Gras Earrings. There is no coordinating necklace, since your neck will already be adorned with Mardi Gras beads!
1 pkg of 100 [use 55] #37-099-15-4 Head Pin, 1.5", Standard, Ball End
1 oz [use 32] #37-147-2 Jump Ring, Oval, 5x7mm
1 oz [use 6] #37-133-0 Jump Ring, Round, Heavy, 4.5mm
Other Supplies / Notes
The original bracelet photographed here was created with dyed freshwater pearls in purple and green. However, after receiving to many bad batches of dyed freshwater pearls, we've switched more towards the reliable quality and consistent colors of Swarovski crystal pearls.