Concord Crystal Bracelet
The color scheme in this bracelet reminded me of grapes so the word Concord came to mind. So I looked it up and was shocked to discover that concord also means harmony. I thought it was a great description for this piece, which includes several of my favorite things: Swarovski rounds, rondelles, bicones, and helix beads, as well as copper findings.
Shanna Steele, Auntie's Beads Designer
1. Cut a strand of beading wire measuring about 10 inches. String a crimp bead. Run your wire through one half your toggle, then back down through the crimp bead. Secure the crimp bead using your Designer Bead Crimper.
2. String your beads in the following pattern: 5mm round, leaf bead cap, helix bead, leaf bead cap, Olivine bicone, 2 Bali spacers, Amethyst round, copper fancy bead, Olivine round, 2 Bali spacers, Amethyst bicone.
3. String a petal bead cap, your 12mm rondelle, and another bead cap. Make sure the bead caps are strung so they are "hugging" the bead.
4. Repeat step 2 but in reverse order. You want to mirror the work you did on the other side of the bracelet.
5. String a crimp bead. Run your wire through the other half of your toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Secure the crimp bead with your Designer Bead Crimper.
Materials and Tools Needed:
Swarovski Crystal, 12mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal Golden Shadow (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Bicone, Amethyst (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Bicone, Olivine (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Round, Faceted, Amethyst (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Round, Faceted, Olivine (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Helix Bead, 8 mm, Golden Shadow (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 5mm Round Faceted, Light Colorado Topaz (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 4mm Round, Golden Shadow (2 pieces)
Copper Bali Dotted Petal Bead Cap, 13mm (2 pieces)
Copper Bali Fancy Design Bead, 14mm (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Plate Leaf Bead Cap (4 pieces)
Antique Copper Plate Beaded Heishi Flat Bali, 3 mm, Bag of 25 (8 pieces)
Copper Elongated Bali Toggle, 11mm
Soft Flex 49-Strand Wire, 30ft., .019, Copper (10 inches)
Antique Copper Plate Crimp Bead, 2 x 2 mm, Bag of 50
Beadalon Designer Bead Crimper
Copper Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, Bag of 10