Christmas Pearl Bracelet: Project Instructions

Christmas Pearl Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 18th Mar 2019

Make an elegant Christmas Bracelet using glass pearls, jingle bells and glass crystals. This project works with jump rings, crystals and head pins - great for practicing turning loops.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 64 x 6mm jump rings
  • 1 toggle clasp
  • 12 x 50mm eye pins
  • 24 small star bead caps
  • 36 x 50mm head pins
  • 24 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 12 small silver jingle bell
  • 12 x 10mm white glass pearls
  • 12 x 7mm dark siam red helix crystals
  • 12 x 4mm crystal clear round crystals
  • 12 x 6mm crystal clear rondelle crystals
  • 12 x 7mm crystal clear helix crystals

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirlie Wirlies
  • Wire Cutters
  • Plooper
  • Crimping Pliers

Please Note: If you happen to have a pair of the Beadsmith 1 Step Original Looper "Ploopers", you can use these instead of the twirlie wirlies to form the loops in your headpins - makes the project alot easier!

INSTRUCTIONS

We're going to start by making all of the components and then we will put the bracelet together at the end.

Drop A


Take a head pin and thread up with:



  • a small star bead cap

  • a 10mm glass pearl
  • a small star bead cap
  • 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 12 of the glass pearl beads (so that you have 12 altogether). Put aside.



Drop B


  • Take a head pin and thread up with:
  • a 7mm helix glass crystal bead
  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead



Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 12 crystal drops. Put aside.



Drop C

Take a eye pin and thread up with:



  • a 6mm rondelle faceted glass crystal



Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open up one of the jump rings. As they are quite strong, you will need to use two sets of pliers (we used a set of crimping pliers and a set of twirly wirlies). Whilst it is open, thread it through the loop on the eyepin and through one of the jingle bells and close.

Repeat until you have 12 crystal jingle bell drops. Put aside.

Drop D


Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • a 7mm helix glass crystal bead
  • a 3mm plain metal bead



Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 12 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 (we used a set of crimping pliers and a set of twirly wirlies). Whilst it is open, thread on one of the drop A's, and another jump ring. Close securely.

Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a Drop B, followed by another jump ring. Close securely.

Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a Drop C, followed by another jump ring. Close securely.

Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a Drop D, followed by another jump ring. Close securely.

Open up the jump ring just added, and thread on a Drop A, 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 Drop A
  • a Drop B
  • a Drop C
  • a Drop D
  • a Drop A]

Repeat this process until you have a chain with all 12 glass pearls attached. Finish by repeating the pattern once more, minus the pearl drop. In other words, finish with a section that has

  • a Drop B

  • a Drop C

  • a Drop D



To finish your bracelet, open up another jump ring. Whilst it is open, thread on the bar part of your toggle clasp (through the loop), and attach to one end of the chain. Open up another jumping and thread onto the circle part of your toggle clasp (through the loop) attach to other end of the bracelet. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

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