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Vintage Spring Charm Bracelet

Materials

1 heart clasp
18cm chain
2 8mm cast metal twisted rings
19 jump rings
32 head pins
5 head pin with ball
4 6mm rhinestone rondelle
2 bead caps
4 cast metal rhinestones charms
8 14mm synthetic carved coral roses

2 12mm synthetic acrylic coral carved round beads
2 14mm Imperial glass flat round beads
17 6mm round South Sea shell pearl beads
8 6x8mm Imperial crystal rondelle beads – Crystal ab
4 3x4mm Imperial crystal rondelle – Opaque white

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-dangles using small head pins:
A: Eight flower beaded-dangles: One flower bead
B: Sixteen pearl beaded-dangles: One 6mm pearl bead
C: Eight crystal beaded-dangles: One 6x8mm crystal rondelle
Create the following beaded-dangles using head pins with ball:
D: Two ball beaded-dangles: One 3x4mm rondelle bead, one rhinestone rondelle, one 14mm carved round bead & one bead cap.
E: Two ornate beaded-dangles: One 3x4mm rondelle bead, one rhinestone rondelle & one 14mm flat round bead

NOTE: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then either finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop or a round loop.

2 Make up the bracelet base by taking one 6mm jump ring and threading the end of the 18cm length of chain and attaching the clasp. Take one new 6mm jump ring and attach the 8mm twisted close ring to the other side of the chain. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the previous twisted ring and one new twisted ring. Take one head pin with ball and thread one 6mm pearl bead. Trim 1cm from the bead and start to form a loop. Before closing the loop attach to the last twisted ring (more advance beaders can use a wrapped loop to do this).

3 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 1A flower beaded-dangle
Link 3 One square rhinestone charm, two 1B pearl beaded-dangles and one 1C crystal beaded-dangle.
Link 5 One 1A flower beaded-dangle
Link 7 One 1D ball beaded-beaded-dangle two 1B pearl beaded-dangles and one 1C crystal beaded-dangle.
Link 9 One 1A flower beaded-dangle
Link 11 One heart rhinestone charm, two 1B pearl beaded-dangles and one 1C crystal beaded-dangle.
Link 13 One 1A flower beaded-dangle
Link 15 One 1E ornate beaded-dangle , two 1B pearl beaded-dangles and one 1C crystal beaded-dangle.
Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 15