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La Fleur Bracelet Tutorial
By creating a pattern with the assorted Swarovski crystal pearls, but randomly assorting the colors of crystal bicones, this bracelet design is both balanced and spontaneous.
This project uses Swarovski crystals. Created by: Rita Hutchinson
By creating a pattern with the pearls, but randomly assorting the colors of crystal bicones, this design is both balanced and spontaneous.
Knotting can be done by hand or with a cord knotter. The key to good knotting is to make sure the knot is as close to the beads as possible, so the beads don't move.
Adjust the finished bracelet length by varying the pattern or using an adjustable length clasp. The finished length of this bracelet is 8.5".
The pearl assortment (mix) originally used for this bracelet is no longer available, but all the colors (plus many more!) are available separately. 3 sizes of Rosaline crystal pearls are shown in the linked parts, or for other colors, see our full selection of Swarovski Pearls to pick your personal favorites.
1 each [use 17 beads] #05-810-00-205 Bead, Round, Pearl, Size Assortment - Rosaline (The size assortment is no longer available, so the individual sizes are shown in the linked parts. The designer used six 4mm pearl beads, eight 6mm pearls beads, and three 8mm pearl beads.)
1 gross [use 16 beads] #05-328-04-913 Crystal Jams™ Assortment, Faceted Bicone, 4mm or 1 dozen of each color (use 2 or 3 beads of each color), various pink shades shown in linked parts above.
1 each #61-310-19 The BeadSmith Silk Thread, Size E, 0.5oz Spool - Pink (Pink is no longer available; possible substitute colors are linked) - Or - use size #4 (approx. 0.6mm) NeedleEnd Silk Cord (with a built-in twisted brass needle).
#69-021-8 Needle, Steel, Twisted, Size 8 - or - Igolochkoy threader / needle. It's a bit more fragile, but if you have a hard time threading needles, you'll love the Igolochkoy "long-eye" needle as long as you handle it gently when pulling through your beads.