Amber Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Amber Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

Featuring amber glass crystal beads, this elegant charm bracelet is great practice for turning loops and joining components with jump rings.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 9 eye pins
  • 50 plain metal balls
  • 17 x 4mm bicone crystal beads
  • 16 head pins
  • 8 x 6mm bicone crystal beads
  • 13 x 6mm jump rings
  • 1 parrot clasp

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

note: these quantities make an 18cm (small) bracelet. To make a larger bracelet, simply add more beads. Our bracelet was made with copper coloured findings and amber crystal bicone beads.

Take an eye pin and thread up with:

  • a plain metal ball
  • a 4mm bicone crystal bead
  • a plain metal ball

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with 8 of the 4mm bicone crystal beads (so that you have 9 altogether). Put aside.

Pick up one of the headpins and thread up with:

  • a plain metal ball
  • a 4mm bicone crystal bead
  • a plain metal ball

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with 7 of the 4mm bicone crystal beads (so that you have 8 altogether). Put aside.

Pick up one of the headpins and thread up with:

  • a plain metal ball
  • a 6mm bicone crystal bead
  • a plain metal ball

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with the rest of the 6mm bicone crystal beads (so that you have 8 altogether). Put aside.

Open up one of the jump rings and thread onto it:

  • one of the eye pins
  • one of the 4mm bicone head pins
  • one of the 6mm bicone head pins
  • another 4mm bicone eye pin

Close the ring securely. Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of one of the eye pins from your first set. Then thread on:

  • a 4mm bicone head pins
  • one of the 6mm bicone head pins
  • another 4mm bicone eye pin

Close securely. Repeat this process until you have used up all your pieces. On both ends you should finish with a 4mm bicone crystal eye pin.

Open up one of the jump rings (as they are quite strong, you will need to use 2 sets of pliers) and thread on the parrot clasp. Thread through one of the eye pin loops on the end of your chain bracelet. Close the jump ring securely. To create a small adjustable chain on the other end, open up another jump ring and thread onto the other end of your chain bracelet and close securely. Repeat until you have about 3 or 4 jump rings on the end of your bracelet. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

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