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Vintage Pink Pearl Bracelet

Materials

3 rhinestone charms
6 links of 7x5mm chain
1 large heart clasp
12 eye pins
10 head pins
21 6mm jump rings
2 10mm jump rings
4 6mm rhinestone rondelle beads
4 lampwork rondelle beads
18 6mm south sea shell pearl beads
8 8mm south sea shell pearl beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Four pearl rhinestone beaded-connectors: One 8mm pearl bead, one 7mm rhinestone spacer bead and one 8mm pearl bead.
B Four double pearl beaded-connectors: Two 6mm pearl beads
C Four lampwork beaded-connectors: One lampwork rondelle bead

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

2 Take ten head pins and ten 6mm pearl beads. Create beaded-dangles by placing a bead on each head pin and then trim the pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop.

3 Make up the first bracelet strap by sing 6mm jump ring join up the beaded-connectors in step 1 in the following order: *one double pearl beaded-connector (step 1B), one pearl rhinestone beaded-connector (step 1A), one lampwork beaded-connector**, repeat sequence from * to **. Now take two 6mm jump rings and attach one to each open end.

4 Make up the second bracelet strap by sing 6mm jump ring join up the beaded-connectors in step 1 in the following order: *one pearl rhinestone beaded-connector (step 1A), one lampwork beaded-connector, one double pearl beaded-connector (step 1B),**, repeat sequence from * to **. Now take two 6mm jump rings and attach one to each open end.

5 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread through the two jump rings at one end of each of the bracelet straps from step 3 & 4 and the last link of the six-links of chain. On the other side of the chain thread one 10mm jump ring. Now thread a 6mm jump ring on the 10mm jump ring. Take one last 10mm jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring and one beaded-dangle from step 2.
Finish the bracelet base by taking one 6mm jump ring and threading the two jump rings at the open end of the two bracelet straps and one clasp.

6 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the first link of the chain next to the beaded-bracelet straps. On that same jump ring thread one rhinestone charm and three beaded-dangles from step 2. Repeat this step on the third and fifth link of the chain.