Satsuma Surprise Bracelet Tutorial

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Designer Tips

  • Using alcohol wipes, clean all the settings and set aside to dry.
  • Using one flatback stone, glue into one setting and set aside for 24 hours to dry. Repeat 5 more times.
  • Using one jump ring, attach to one setting. Repeat 5 more times and set aside. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Using memory wire, make a double loop at one end. Memory wire is very tough -- we recommend using heavy-duty cutters and memory wire pliers, to avoid damage to your other pliers and cutters.
  • Slide on two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, one Botanical bead, one 4mm bicone bead, one flatback setting with Tangerine flatback, one Botanical bead...

 

  • two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, three metal seed beads, two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, one Botanical bead, one 4mm bicone bead, one flatback setting with Tangerine flatback, one Botanical bead,
  • ... two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, three metal seed beads, one flatback setting with Peach Delite, three metal seed beads,
  • ... two 4mm bicone beads, once 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, one Botanical bead, one 4mm bicone bead, one Botanical bead,
  • ... two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, three metal seed beads, one flatback setting with Peach Delite, three metal seed beads,
  • ... two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, one Botanical bead, one 4mm bicone bead, one Botanical bead,
  • ... two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, two 4mm bicone beads, three metal seed beads, two 4mm bicone beads, one 6mm bicone bead, and two 4mm bicone beads.
  • Trim the ends of the wire and make a double loop at the end.
  • Add one flatback setting at each end of the bracelet.

Suggested Supplies

  • Note: The parts with *'s are alternate parts, similar to but not quite the same as pictured in the bracelet above.
  • 4 dozen (use 40 pieces) #05-328-04-421 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Tangerine
  • 1 dozen (use 9 pieces) #05-328-06-421 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 6mm - Tangerine
  • 1 6-pack (use 3 pieces) #02-088-34-153 Swarovski 34ss Fireopal Xirius Rose Flat-Back Crystals, No Hotfix *
  • 1 6-pack (use 3 pieces) #02-078-34-479 Swarovski 34ss Peach DeLite 2078 Xirius Rose Flat-Back Crystals, Hotfix *
  • 8 each #26-750-32-AB TierraCast 13mm Botanical Bead - Antiqued Brass Plated
  • 6 each #41-864-12-6 TierraCast Charm, Stepped Round Bezel Setting w/ In-Line Loop - Antiqued Brass Plated *
  • 1 100-pack (use 18 beads) #49-960-01-AB TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Seed Bead
  • 1 ounce (use 4 pieces) #37-133-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Jump Ring, Round, Heavy, 4.5mm
  • 1 ounce (use 2-1/2 coils) #61-177 22ga Beadalon Stainless Steel Memory Wire Coil, Bracelet, 1oz
    or, for a larger wrist or a looser fit:
    1 ounce (use 2-1/2 coils) #61-167 22ga Beadalon Stainless Steel Memory Wire Coil, Anklet/ Lg Bracelet, 1oz
  • 1 #60-215-100 Swarovski 2-Part Epoxy Adhesive, 9030 CG500

Tools

  • Memory Wire Bending Pliers (tough short-tipped mandrel pliers, perfect for making consistent-sized loops with memory wire)
  • Heavy-Duty Flush Cutters (Memory wire is tough, and will damage most other jewelry pliers).
  • For opening and securely closing the jump rings, we recommend one pair of round-nose and one pair of bent chain-nose pliers, but each jeweler has their preference for the perfect pair -- or 2 pairs -- of pliers for opening and closing jump rings.
Other Supplies
  • Alcohol Wipes