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Silver multi-strand bracelet

Combine smooth and textured strands and different types of beads to create this elegant bracelet
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A single chain, dainty cones, and a pearl-encrusted box clasp bestow a bit of formality to this fashion-forward piece.

SUPPLIES 

  • 10 g 2–4 mm silver beads, in three shapes
  • flexible beading wire, .010 or .011
  • 6 in. (15 cm) 20-gauge half-hard wire
  • 5–7 in. (13–18 cm) chain, 7–9 mm links
  • 4 4 mm oval jump rings
  • 2 cones
  • 6 crimp beads
  • box clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

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1. Cut two 3-in. (7.6 cm) pieces of 20-gauge wire. On one end of each, make a wrapped loop. Set one aside for step 5.
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2. Cut a 16-in. (41 cm) piece of beading wire. Center the loop on the beading wire. Over both ends, string a crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead.
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3. On each end, string beads until each strand is within 2 1⁄2 in. (6.4 cm) of the finished length.
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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice. Check the fit, allowing 2 1⁄2 in. (6.4 cm) for finishing, and add or remove beads if necessary.
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5. On a pair of strands, string a crimp bead and the wrapped loop from step 1. Go back through the crimp bead and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess wire. Repeat with the remaining pairs of strands.
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6. Cut a 5–7-in. (13–18 cm) piece of chain. Open a jump ring and attach an end link and a wrapped loop. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other end.
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7. On each end, string a cone and a bead. Make a wrapped loop. Use a jump ring to attach half of a clasp.
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Make earrings to mimic the pattern in your bracelet. Or, punctuate a line of tube beads with a pearl.
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