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Colorful bead cluster silver bracelet

Make a lavish bracelet with sparkling beads and silver charms
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Arrange a rainbow of Czech glass beads and splashes of silver to create a bright, bold bracelet like the one above.

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Or, use crystals with smaller spacers and charms to make this more delicate, monochromatic version on the right.

SUPPLIES

 blue-and-purple bracelet 7 1⁄2 in. (19.1cm)

  • 4mm crystals
    • 24 each colors A, J
    • 32 each colors B–I
  • 76 3mm silver beads
  • 304 2mm silver beads
  • 190 4mm spacers
  • 38 silver charms
  • toggle clasp with chain
  • 9 1⁄2 ft. (2.9m) 22-gauge wire
  • 7 in. (18cm) chain, 6mm links (35 links total)
  • 266 1-in. (2.5cm) head pins
  • 38 6mm jump rings
  • 4mm jump rings
  • chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

blue-and-purple bracelet

The key design trick in this bracelet is arranging the ten colors in a spectrum, starting with color A and ending with color J. Refer to PHOTO A in steps 1–3.

ColorfulbeadclusterandsilverbraceletPhotoA
PHOTO A

1. String beads on head pins as follows, and make a plain loop above the top bead. Make six of each dangle for colors A and J. Make eight of each dangle for colors B–I:

  •  crystal
  • 2mm bead, crystal, 2mm
  • 4mm spacer, crystal, 4mm spacer, 2mm

2. To make a jointed dangle, cut a 1-in. (2.5cm) piece of wire, and make a plain loop on one end. String a crystal, and make a loop in the same plane as the first.
On a head pin, string a 3mm bead, a 4mm spacer, and a 2mm. Make a plain loop. Open the loop, and attach it to a loop on the first component. Make a total of three jointed dangles each for colors A and J. Make four each for colors B–I.

3. To make a charm dangle, cut a 2-in. (5cm) piece of wire, and make a plain loop on one end. String a 2mm, a 3mm, and a crystal, and make a second loop. Open the bottom loop, attach a charm, and close the loop. Make a total of three charm dangles each for colors A and J. Make four each for colors B–I.

ColorfulbeadclusterandsilverbraceletPhotoB
PHOTO B
ColorfulbeadclusterandsilverbraceletPhotoC
PHOTO C

4. Open a 6mm jump ring, and string eight dangles as in PHOTO B. Make a total of three jump ring units each for colors A and J. Make four each for colors B–I.

5. Attach a color A jump ring unit to an end link of chain. Close the jump ring.

6. Attach another A jump ring unit to the other side of the same chain link (PHOTO C). Skip a link, and attach the remaining A jump ring unit to the next link.

ColorfulbeadclusterandsilverbraceletPhotoD
PHOTO D
ColorfulbeadclusterandsilverbraceletPhotoE
PHOTO E

7. Attach a color B jump ring unit to the other side of the last link used in step 6. Skip a link, and attach two B jump ring units. Skip a link, and attach the fourth B jump ring unit. Continue attaching jump ring units to each side of every other link (PHOTO D), ending with color J.

8. Open a 4mm jump ring, and attach a clasp half to an end chain link between the jump rings (PHOTO E). Repeat on the other end.

Click here for instructions and supply list to make the Rainbow bracelet.

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