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Spring Charm Bracelet

Materials

5 charms
1 lock
17cm chain
16 6mm jump rings
1 10mm jump ring
10 12mm settings
45 head pins
15 daisy spacers

10 12mm picture cabochons

5 6mm white faux pearl beads
5 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Crystal
5 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Opaque Turquoise
15 10mm Lucite-Style flower beads
5 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Crystal
5 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Opaque Light Blue
5 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Opaque Light Turquois

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Take the ten cabochons and the ten cabochon settings. Glue one cabochon to each setting.

2. Create the following beaded-dangles
A: Fifteen small flower beaded-dangles : One daisy spacer & one flower bead
B: Five large crystal beaded-dangle: One 6x8mm crystal rondelle bead
C: Five large light blue beaded-dangle: One 6x8mm light blue rondelle bead
D: Five large light turquoise beaded-dangle: One 6x8mm light turquoise rondelle bead
E: Five pearl beaded-dangles: One pearl bead
F: Five small crystal beaded-dangle: One 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead
G: Five small opaque turquoise beaded-dangles: One opaque turquoise bead

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.

3. 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.

4. 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). Cluster all the items on one jump ring for each link (pictures 4a & 4b).

LINK 1: One charm, one large light turquoise beaded-dangle (step 2D), one large crystal beaded-dangle (step 2B) and one small crystal beaded-dangle (step 2F)

LINK 3: One setting (step 1), one small flower beaded-dangles (step 2a), one pearl beaded-dangles (step 2E) and small opaque turquoise beaded-dangles (step 2G)

LINK 5: One setting, two small flower beaded-dangles and one large light blue beaded-dangle: (step 2C)

Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 5 four more times to complete the bracelet.