Costa Rica Sunset Bracelet Tutorial

Written by
Veronica Greenwood
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

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



Designer Tips

  • 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.

  • See alternate / close-up image below.
  • To wear, put on ring first, then bracelet.
  • See Wire Lashing blog article for tips on successful wire lashing.
  • 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.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 dozen (use 7 beads) #05-000-04-413 Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round Beads, 4mm - Light Turquoise
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-03-409 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Rose Peach
  • 1 dozen (use 3 beads) #05-328-04-409 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Rose Peach
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-03-660 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Peridot Shimmer 2X
  • 1 dozen (use 1 bead) #05-328-04-660 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Peridot Shimmer 2X
  • 1 strand (use 7 beads) #21-894-286 Larimar 4mm Faceted Round Gemstone Beads
  • 1 strand (use 4 beads) #20-612-011 Freshwater Pearl Beads, Rice, 2-2.5mm - White
  • 1 each #88-400-001-4 50x20mm Pewter Connector, Arc Cutout Link - Satin Gold Plated
  • 1 each #39-648 1/20, 14kt Gold-Filled Lobster Clasp, 10mm
  • 1 each #61-605-51-9 1/20, 14kt Gold-Filled Plain Wire Stacking Ring, Size 9
  • 1 each #46-404-27 Artistic Wire Tarnish Resistant Brass Jewelry Wire, 24ga, 60ft

Tools

  • #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • #69-275-03 Wubbers Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #69-275-02 Wubbers Round-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #66-214-18 Beading Mat-keep your beads from rolling away from you while you work! (Optional)