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Autumn Charm Bracelet

Materials

1 clasp
18cm Oval Chain
3 cast metal tree charms
60 small head pins
8 medium head pins
4 4mm daisy spacer beads
20 6mm jump rings
2 10mm jump rings
8 13x18mm setting
2 14mm Czech glass round tree beads
4 10x13mm Czech glass maple leaf beads
2 12x14mm Kashmiri Style seed bead
8 13x18mm Altered-Art tree cabochons
4 11mm Glass flower beads
15 4x6mm Imperial Crystal topaz beads
15 4x6mm Imperial Crystal peridot beads
15 6x8mm Imperial Crystal opaque green beads
7 8mm Howlite white beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Take eight cabochon and eight settings. Glue a cabochon to each setting.

STEP 2 Create the following beaded-dangles.
Using the small head pins:
A: Fifteen small peridot beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm peridot crystal rondelle bead
B: Fifteen small topaz beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm topaz crystal rondelle bead
C: Fifteen medium green beaded-dangles: One 6x8mm green crystal rondelle bead
D: Seven medium white beaded-dangles: One 8mm white howlite bead
Using the medium head pins
E: Two green beaded-dangles: One 14mm Kashmiri Seed bead
F: Two tree beaded-dangles: One Czech tree bead
G: Four flower beaded-dangles: One 4mm daisy spacer & one flower bead
H: Four maple beaded-dangles: One Czech mapple leaf

NOTE: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then trimming the head pin 1cm from the last bead. Then take your round-nose pliers and form a loop on the end.

STEP 3 Take the two green beaded-dangles (step 2E) two tree beaded-dangles (step 2F) and four jump rings. Attach one jump ring to each beaded-dangle.

STEP 4 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of the 17cm length of chain and attach the clasp. Take one 10mm jump ring and attach to the other end of the chain. Take one further 10mm jump ring and thread the previous jump ring.

STEP 5 Attach the charms and beaded-dangles to the bracelet base by using 6mm jump rings in the following order (start on the first link next to the jump ring attaching the clasp and keep adding charms every second link). Thread the items on one jump ring then thread the link before closing the ring.

LINK 1: One small peridot beaded-dangle (step 2A), one small topaz beaded-dangle (step 2B), one medium green beaded-dangle (step 2C), one flower beaded-dangle (step 2G) and one setting (step 1).
LINK 3: One small peridot beaded-dangle, one small topaz beaded-dangle, one medium green beaded-dangle, one medium white beaded-dangle (step 2D) and one green beaded-dangle (step 2E – thread the attached jump ring)
LINK 5: One small peridot beaded-dangle, one small topaz beaded-dangle, one medium green beaded-dangle (step 2C), one maple beaded-dangle (step 2H) and one setting.
LINK 7: One small peridot beaded-dangle, one small topaz beaded-dangle, one medium green beaded-dangle, one medium white beaded-dangle and one tree charm
LINK 9: Same as LINK 1
LINK 11: One small peridot beaded-dangle, one small topaz beaded-dangle, one medium green beaded-dangle, one medium white beaded-dangle and one tree beaded-dangle (step 2F – thread the attached jump ring)
LINK 13: Same as LINK 5
LINK 15: Same as LINK 7
Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 13 to finish the bracelet.