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Alpine Paradise Bracelet

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Alpine Paradise Bracelet
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This bracelet will inspire you to dance in the forest with its leafy colors and shining accents. Leafy details mingle with hints of fiery sparkle and drops of crystal in pure colors like green, watermelon pink and pale yellow. This bracelet offers all the colors of the forest along with the added magic of Swarovski crystal!

Step one:
String a Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Padparadscha onto a 1 1/2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver eye pin and create a simple loop to finish the link. Our Handy Tip offers more instruction on how to make a simple loop. Repeat this step 11 times. We will call these the Padparadscha links. Set aside for now.

Step two:
String a TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter granulated bead onto an eye pin, followed by a Swarovski 6mm crystal globe bead in Peridot and another granulated bead. Create a simple loop to finish the link. Repeat this step 17 times. We will call these the Peridot links. Set aside for now.

Step three:
Create a strand for your bracelet using this pattern:
  • Padparadscha link
  • Peridot link
  • Swarovski 6mm silver-plated channel link in Jonquil
  • Peridot link
Repeat this pattern two more times and then finish with a Padparadscha link. Repeat this step two times to create three link strands.

Step four:
Cut a length of the silver-plated leaf chain approximately 7 1/2 inches long. String a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Fire Opal onto a 1 1/2-inch 24 gauge sterling silver head pin. Attach it to the leaf chain by creating a wrapped loop. See our Handy Tip for more information on how to make a wrapped loop. There will be fifteen of these Fire Opal dangles attached to the chain in clusters of three, spaced out evenly on the chain. Repeat this step once more to create two leaf chain strands.

Step five:
Attach one of the link strands to the end loop on one half of the silver-plated 30x10mm 5-ring magnetic tube clasp using a 4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring. Attach the other end of the strand to the other half of the clasp using another jump ring. Repeat this step to connect all the strands to the clasp, alternating between the link strands and the leaf chain strands.
Approximate size: 7 ½ inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Taper Cutters Full-Relief with Ergonomic Handle - Razor Flush (TOOL-609)
Chain Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-613)
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)

List of Components:
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Fire Opal (5328-FIRE4, qty 30)
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot (5028-PER6, qty 18)
Swarovski 57700 6mm Silver-Plated Channel Link Jonquil (57700-JON6-2, qty 9)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Padparadscha (5000-PAD6, qty 12)
Silver-Plated Leaf Chain (SPCH34, qty 2)
Silver-Plated 30x10mm 5-Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp (CLASP-0164, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Granulated Bead (SA-0447, qty 36)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP4X, qty 30)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 10)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP23, qty 30)



Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Blue Shade (5328-BLS4)
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal AB (5028-CAB6)
Swarovski 57700 6mm Silver-Plated Channel Link Blue Zircon (57700-BLZ6-2)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look (5810-TAHI6)
6x8mm Gunmetal-Plated Shell Chain (BTF-0152)
Jill MacKay Stainless Steel Squiggle Seed Bead Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0323)
TierraCast 3m Black Finish Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (BKO-0439)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP4X)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP23)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Fire Opal
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Fire Opal
Code: 5328-FIRE4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot
Code: 5028-PER6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27 $0.20$0.24 $0.18$0.22 $0.16
Qty>
Swarovski 57700 6mm Silver-Plated Channel Link Jonquil
Swarovski 57700 6mm Silver-Plated Channel Link Jonquil
Code: 57700-JON6-2
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.68 $0.57$0.60 $0.50$0.54 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Padparadscha
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Padparadscha
Code: 5000-PAD6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.48 $0.43$0.42 $0.37$0.38 $0.34
Qty>
Silver-Plated Leaf Chain
Silver-Plated Leaf Chain
Code: SPCH34
Leaf Size-Height 9mm, Width 3.5 
1-23-56+
$14.99 $13.49$13.99 $12.59$11.79 $10.61
Qty>
Silver-Plated 30x10mm 5-Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp
Silver-Plated 30x10mm 5-Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp
Code: CLASP-0164
Length 10mm, Width 30mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$3.19 $2.74$2.89 $2.48$2.59 $2.22
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Granulated Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Granulated Bead
Code: SA-0447
Length 3mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP23
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.50 $0.45$0.43 $0.38$0.39 $0.35
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Blue Shade
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Blue Shade
Code: 5328-BLS4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal AB
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5028-CAB6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27 $0.19$0.24 $0.17$0.22 $0.16
Qty>
Swarovski 57700 6mm Silver-Plated Channel Link Blue Zircon
Swarovski 57700 6mm Silver-Plated Channel Link Blue Zircon
Code: 57700-BLZ6-2
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.68 $0.61$0.60 $0.54$0.54 $0.48
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look
Code: 5810-TAHI6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
6x8mm Gunmetal-Plated Shell Chain
6x8mm Gunmetal-Plated Shell Chain
Code: BTF-0152
Link 5mm, Total Height 7mm, Width 6mm 
1-23-56+
$14.99 $12.59$13.99 $11.75$11.67 $9.80
Qty>
Jill MacKay Stainless Steel Squiggle Seed Bead Toggle Clasp
Jill MacKay Stainless Steel Squiggle Seed Bead Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0323
Loop Length 12.5-13mm/Bar Length 24mm/Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$11.99 $10.07$10.37 $8.71$9.37 $7.87
Qty>
TierraCast 3m Black Finish Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
TierraCast 3m Black Finish Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: BKO-0439
Length 1.5mm, Width 3mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Tronex Taper Razor Flush Cutters Full Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Tronex Taper Razor Flush Cutters Full Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-609
Sale Price: $68.39
Price: $75.99
Qty>
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-613
Sale Price: $50.39
Price: $55.99
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Sale Price: $50.39
Price: $55.99
Qty>



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