Brown Owl Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Brown Owl Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

Cute owl glass beads are featured in this jump ring charm bracelet. Follow our instructions to learn how to make it yourself.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 44 head pins
  • 16 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 8 owl glass beads
  • 18 x 6mm glass pearl beads
  • 18 x 8mm round faceted glass crystals
  • 46 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 1 parrot clasp

TOOLS REQUIRED

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Owl Drop

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • a plain metal ball
  • an owl glass bead ("bottom down")
  • 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 all 8 of the glass owl beads (so that you have 8 altogether). Put aside.

Glass Pearl Drop

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • a 6mm glass pearl bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 18 glass pearl drops. Put aside.

Crystal Drop

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 18 crystal drops. Put aside.

Creating the chain

Open up one of the jump rings. As they are quite strong, you will need to use two sets of pliers (or a pair of pliers and a jump ring tool). Whilst it is open, thread on one of the crystal drops, and another jump ring. Close securely. Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a glass pearl drop, followed by another jump ring. Close securely. Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a crystal drop, followed by another jump ring. Close securely. Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a glass pearl drop, followed by another jump ring. Close securely. Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on an owl drop, followed by another jump ring.

[You should now have the main pattern of the bracelet: a chain of jump rings, with a drop coming from each jump ring. The drops should be (in order):

  • a crystal drop
  • a glass pearl drop
  • a crystal drop
  • a glass pearl drop
  • an owl drop]

Repeat this process until you have a chain with all 8 owl beads attached. Finish by repeating the pattern once more, minus the owl drop. In other words, finish with a section that has

  • a crystal drop
  • a glass pearl drop
  • a crystal drop
  • a glass pearl drop

To finish your bracelet, open up another jump ring. Whilst it is open, thread on the parrot clasp, and attach to one end of the chain. Open up the last jump ring and attach to other end of the bracelet. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

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