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Contemporary Crystal Bracelet Project
Contemporary Crystal Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

When I think about crystals and pearls together, I almost always think of wedding jewelry but when I paired those elements with copper, I discovered that the result was a modern and versatile bracelet that can be worn with anything!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


1. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 10 inches. String a crimp bead toward one end. Run the wire through half of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Secure the crimp bead. Apply your crimp cover (if using).

2. String your beads in the following order: 4mm copper round, 6mm bicone, bead cap (cupping the bicone), pearl, bead cap (turned away from the pearl), bicone, heishi, pearl, heishi, 8mm round crystal, bead cap (cupping the crystal), pearl, bead cap (turned away from the pearl), 8mm round crystal, heishi, pearl, heishi, 10mm round crystal.

3. The 10mm round is the center of the bracelet. Use the first half of the bracelet as a guide to finish the piece by mirroring the work you have already done.

4. String a crimp bead. Run your wire through the other half of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Secure the crimp bead. Apply your crimp cover (if using).

Materials and Tools Needed:

8mm Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Cream (1 Strand, 8 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 10mm Round, Faceted, Crystal (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Round, Faceted, Crystal (4 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 6mm Bicone, Crystal (4 pieces)
Antique Copper Plate Nugget Heishi, 5mm (8 pieces)
Antique Copper Plate Leaf Bead Cap (8 pieces)
Bright Copper Round Beads, 4 mm, Bag of 25 (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Plate Toggle, Large Keepsake
Antique Copper Plate Crimp Bead, 2 x 2 mm, Bag of 50 (2 pieces)
Copper Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, Bag of 10 (2 pieces - optional)
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018 (about 10 inches)
Nipper Tool
Designer Crimper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers (if using crimp covers)

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 6mm, Crystal, 10pc
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 6mm, Crystal, 10pc
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TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm
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8mm Glass Pearl Round Bead Strand, Cream
8mm Glass Pearl Round Bead Strand, Cream
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 10mm, Crystal
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 10mm, Crystal
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Crystal
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Crystal
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TierraCast Antique Copper 5mm Nugget Heishi Beads, Bag of 10
TierraCast Antique Copper 5mm Nugget Heishi Beads, Bag of 10
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Bright Copper Round Beads, 4 mm, 25pc
Bright Copper Round Beads, 4 mm, 25pc
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TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp Beads, 50pc
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp Beads, 50pc
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Copper Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, 10pc
Copper Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, 10pc
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Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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Customer Reviews
5/5
Rating Contemporary crystal bracelet
 
I made this design using rose gold pearls and copper crystals - wow, really nice single strand bracelet. I am now thinking of making a similar pearl and crystal two-strand using the lapis pearls and haven't decided on the color of the crystals yet - maybe green. I will just have to start a strand and try some combinations until I see what I like best. I do like the bead caps and toggle in antique copper.
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Reviewed by:  from Oklahoma. - 10/11/2013
5/5
Rating Interesting idea - love it!
 
I too usually think of crystals and white pearls together as wedding jewelery. This was an amazing idea. I made the bracelet, and made a matching pair of earrings too. I can wear it almost with anything and anywhere. Thanks for sharing this design
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Reviewed by:  from Pennsylvania. - 8/25/2011
5/5
Rating Contemporary Crystal Bracelet
 
I absolutely love this bracelet! I had to do some substituting because everything was out of stock, but I actually ended up liking mine better! Thanks for another beautiful design!!
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Reviewed by:  from IN. - 2/5/2011
5/5
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This bracelet is so easy to make and absolutely stunning to wear!! I made it for myself to wear at my own wedding and am making one for my stepmom-to-be! Definitely a timeless classic!
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Reviewed by:  from Virginia. - 12/31/2010
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