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One-color crystal bracelet

String faceted beads that shimmer and shine
One color crystal bracelet

Whether vintage or new, 12mm crystals demand attention. Their many facets shimmer and shine and often come in finishes, such as Aurora Borealis (AB), that reflect even more light. Though you may not find an exact contemporary match for vintage crystals, select your cubes and bicones to closely coordinate with the main crystal color for a monochromatic masterpiece.

Supplies

Crystals

            • 11–13 12mm faceted rounds

            • 10–12 8mm bicones

            • 20–24 4mm cubes

            • 4 4mm bicones

• 1g 11/0 seed beads

• 30–36 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8cm) head pins

• flexible beading wire,.014 or.015

• 2 crimp beads

• 10–12 4mm soldered jump rings

• toggle clasp

• chainnose and roundnose pliers

• crimping pliers

• diagonal wire cutters

Tip!

To hide the crimp bead, slide a crimp cover over the crimp bead and close it using the notch closest to the tip of your crimping pliers. A crimp cover looks like a round spacer bead when closed.

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