Golden Lotus Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
- For step-by-step instructions on crimping, wire wrapping and using jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
- Place a wire guard on the hammered round link.
- Crimp about 1 foot of Soft Flex wire through wire guard.
- String a bead cap, a 6mm crystal, a bead cap, 3 gemstone beads, a spacer, a 4mm crystal, a spacer, 3 gemstone beads, a bead cap, a 6mm crystal, a bead cap, a spacer, a 4mm crystal, and a final spacer.
- Use another wire guard and crimp tube, and crimp to one side of the clasp.
- Repeat steps #2 - #5 for the other side of the bracelet.
- This makes an approximately 6.5" bracelet. If you need it longer, just add more crystal and gemstone beads.
Designer Tips - Continued
- On the hammered round link, use a jump ring to add add the pear shape crystal.
- On the hammered round link, wrap a head pin with a 4mm crystal, a bead cap, and a 6mm crystal.
- Take your lotus charm and use your cutters to cut the soldered ring into a jump ring. Place the charm on the round link.
- This design also makes a beautiful necklace; just keep adding to the pattern until it is the length desired!
- 1 strand #21-884-198 Red Creek Jasper Gemstone Beads, Round, 4mm
- 1 each #06-106-16-50 Swarovski 6106 Pear Pendant, 16mm - Light Topaz
- 1 dozen #06-000-06-50 Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round Beads, 6mm - Light Topaz
- 1 dozen #05-000-04-50 Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round Beads, 4mm - Light Topaz
- 1 each #44-050-76-81 12kt Gold-Filled Jewelry Link, Hammered Round, 15mm
- 1 each #39-655 Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp, Tiny, 9mm
- 1 pack #43-129-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Bead Caps, Cast, Leaf Small
- 1 pack #49-954-03-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Beads, Cast, Beaded 3x1mm
- 1 pack #37-612 1/20, 12kt Gold-Filled Head Pin, 2", Gold-filled, 0.025" Diameter
- 1 pack #37-391-550 Gold-Filled Jump Ring, Round - 5mm, 19.5-gauge
- 1 pack #41-046 Cable Thimble, Gold Filled
- 1 pack #41-659 1/20, 14kt Gold-Filled Crimp Tube, 2x2mm, "Size 2"
- 1 spool #61-768-19-88 Soft Flex Extreme Flex Beading Wire, 0.014", 19 strand, 10' - Gold Plated
- 1 each #88-801-10-0 Nina Designs Natural Bronze Charm, Disk with Lotus Flower ... no longer available. See other options linked in above.
- Basic Jewelry Tools (Cutters, Round-Nose Pliers, Chain-Nose Pliers, Standard Crimping Pliers)
- Bead Stoppers
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