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Vintage Snowflake Charm Bracelet

Materials

1 heart clasp
18cm chain
8 small snowflake charms
5 vintage rhinestone charms
26 6mm jump rings
4 10mm jump rings
4 head pins
8 eye pins
2 8mm daisy spacers
4 bead caps
1 6mm rhinestone rondelle
3 3mm spacer beads

2 8x10mm crystal rondelles
13 6mm south sea shell bead
1 8mm south sea shell bead

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Take one head pin and thread one 8mm pearl bead, one bead cap, one rhinestone rondelle one bead cap (thread upside down see picture) and one 3mm spacer bead. Trim 1mm from the last bead and form a loop.

STEP 2 Take one head pin and thread one 8x10mm crystal, one 8mm daisy spacer, one bead cap (thread upside down see picture) and one 3mm spacer bead. Trim 1mm from the last bead and form a loop. Repeat this step again so you have in total two crystal beaded-dangles.

STEP 3 Take one eye pin and thread two 6mm pearl bead. Trim 1mm from the last bead and form a loop. Repeat this step four times so you have in total five double beaded-connectors.

STEP 4 Take one eye pin and thread one 6mm pearl bead. Trim 1mm from the last bead and form a loop. Repeat this step three times so you have in total four single beaded-connectors.

STEP 5 Create a beaded chain by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 3 and step 4 in the following order: *One double pearl beaded-connector (step 3) and single beaded-connector (step 4)** repeat from * to ** three times. Take two 6mm jump rings and attach one to each end of the beaded-chain.

STEP 6 Take one head pin and thread one 6mm pearl bead. Trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop.

STEP 7 Cut chain 29 links long. Take one 10mm jump ring and thread one end of the chain and one end of the beaded-chain from step 5. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the 10mm jump ring and the clasp (Picture 7A). Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread the other two open end of chain. Take one more 10mm jump ring and attach to the previous jump ring. Take one final 10mm jump ring and thread the previous jump ring and the beaded-dangle from step 5 (Picture 7B).

STEP 8 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 snowflake charm
LINK 3 One Rhinestone charm
LINK 5 One snowflake charm
LINK 7 One beaded dangle step 2
LINK 9 One snowflake charm
LINK 11 One rhinestone charm
LINK 13 One snowflake charm
LINK 15 One beaded dangle step 2

Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 13 to finish the bracelet.

STEP 9 Take one 6mm jump rings and attach the heart charm to the same 10mm jump ring that the clasp is attached to .