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Vintage Rhinestone Charm Bracelet

Materials

17cm chain
1 26mm brass heart lobster clasp
1 10mm cast metal plain ring
5 rhinestone charms
2 rhinestone rondelles
8 bead caps
45 head pins
7 head pins with ball
38 6mm jump rings

35 6mm South Sea pearl beads
7 8mm South Sea pearl beads
2 12x11mm Czech wide bell flower beads
3 11mm lampwork rondelle beads
2 3x4mm Imperial Crystal rondelle Beads white
10 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle Beads pink
2 8x10mm Imperial Crystal rondelle Beads crystal

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Three lampwork beaded-dangles (use head pin with ball): One bead cap, one lampwork bead & one bead cap
B: Two large rondelle beaded-dangles (use head pin with ball): One bead cap& one 8x10mm rondelle bead
C: Two pearl rhinestone beaded-dangles (use head pin with ball): One 8mm pearl, one rhinestone spacer & 3x4mm crystal rondelle bead
D: Thirty small pearl beaded-dangles (use short head pin): One 6mm pearl bead
E: Five medium pearl beaded-dangles (use short head pin): One 8mm pearl bead
F: Ten crystal beaded-dangles (use short head pin): One 6x8mm rondelle 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.

STEP 2 Take one short head pin and thread one 6mm pearl bead and one bellflower bead. Bend the head pin so it sits at a 90 degree angle at the back of the bead. Create a loop making sure the loop will sits on the back of the bead. Now take one 6mm jump ring and attach it to the loop. Repeat this step to create a second flower beaded-dangle.

STEP 3 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of the 17cm length of chain and attach the clasp. Take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the 10mm ring to the other side.

STEP 4 Take all the rhinestone charms except the doughnut shaped charm and four jump rings. Attach a jump ring to the remaining four charms.

STEP 5 Take the two pearl rhinestone beaded-dangles step 2C and two jump rings. Attach a jump ring to each beaded-dangle

STEP 6 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

LINK 1: One charm (step 4, thread the attached jump ring if one), two small pearl beaded-dangles (step 1d) and one crystal beaded-dangles (step 1F)

LINK 3: One flower beaded-dangle (step 2, thread the attach jump ring), two small pearl beaded-dangles and one crystal beaded-dangle

LINK 5: One lampwork beaded-dangle (step 1A), two small pearl beaded-dangles and one medium pearl beaded-dangle (step 1E)

LINK 7: Repeat link 1

LINK 9: One pearl rhinestone beaded-dangle (step 5, thread the attach jump ring) two small pearl beaded-dangles and one crystal beaded-dangles

LINK 11: One large rondelle beaded-dangle (step 1B), two small pearl beaded-dangles and one medium pearl beaded-dangle (step 1E)

For Link 13 to 23 Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 11 two more times

For Link 25 to 29 Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 5