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Blue Forest Bracelet

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Blue Forest Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Images of floating mountains, brilliantly green forests and blue waters inspired this bracelet design. Full of fluidity, this bracelet is a sparkling ode to the beauty one finds in nature.

Step One: Cut three 9-inch pieces of ZambaPro 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wires to a 5.8mm sterling silver open jump ring using a 3x3mm sterling silver crimp tube. Instead of a crimping tool, we used a pair of chain nose pliers to flatten the crimp. Trim any excess wire.

Step Two: On one wire, string a 6mm Swarovski faceted round in capri blue, a 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone in lime, a 3mm Swarovski faceted round in capri blue, a 3mm bright sterling silver roundel bead and a 3mm Swarovski faceted round in olivine. On another wire, string a 3mm capri blue round, a lime bicone and an olivine round. On the last wire, string a silver roundel, a lime bicone, an olivine round, a 6mm capri blue round and an olivine round.

Step Three: String all three wires through a 23mm Swarovski wing bead in capri blue. Thread an olivine round on each wire and then thread all three wires through a capri blue wing bead.

Step Four: On one wire thread an olivine round, a 6mm capri blue round, a sterling silver roundel, an olivine bicone, a 4mm Swarovski faceted round in capri blue, a silver roundel, an olivine round and a 3mm capri blue round. On another wire, thread an olivine round, a lime bicone, a 3mm capri blue round, a silver roundel, a 6mm capri blue round, an olivine bicone , a 3mm capri blue round and an olivine round. On the last wire, thread an olivine round, a silver roundel, a 4mm capri blue round, a lime bicone, a 4mm capri blue round, a silver roundel, a 6mm capri blue round and an olivine round.

Step Five: Thread all three wires through a silver roundel, a deep blue ocean pillow bead and a silver roundel.

Step Six: On one wire, thread an olivine round, a 3mm capri blue round, a 4mm capri blue round, a silver roundel, an olivine round, a 3mm capri blue round, a silver roundel, a 6mm capri blue round, an olivine round, two 6mm capri blue rounds, an olivine round, a silver roundel and a lime bicone. On another wire, thread an olivine round, a 3mm capri blue round, an olivine round, a silver roundel, a 4mm capri blue round, a silver roundel, a lime bicone, an olivine round, a 6mm capri blue round, a lime bicone, an olivine round, a lime bicone and a 6mm capri blue round. On the last wire, thread a 3mm capri blue round, an olivine round, a 6mm capri blue round, a silver roundel, a lime bicone, a 6mm olivine round, a silver roundel, a 4mm capri blue round, a lime bicone, a silver roundel, an olivine round, a 6mm capri blue round and a lime bicone. Crimp all three wires to a 5.8mm jump ring with a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.

Step Seven: Attach a 23mm Swarovski wing pendant in capri blue to the left wire between the two 6mm capri blue rounds using a 7.35mm sterling silver open jump ring. Repeat. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Eight: Attach the spiral stamped toggle to the jump rings already connected to the ends of the bracelet.
Approximate size: 7 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
CRYSTALLIZED™ 6690 23mm wing pendant capri blue (6690-BLU23, qty 2)
Deep ocean blue pillow bead (LMP-0154, qty 1)
Swarovski 5590 23mm wing bead capri blue (5590-BLU23, qty 2)
5000 3mm faceted round capri blue (5000-BLU3, qty 9)
5000 4mm faceted round capri blue (5000-BLU4, qty 6)
5000 6mm faceted round capri blue (5000-BLU6, qty 13)
5000 3mm faceted round olivine (5000-OL3, qty 23)
5328 4mm faceted bicone lime (5328-LIME4, qty 14)
3mm bright sterling silver roundel beads (STG-RNDL3, qty 17)
Spiral stamped toggle (HTS444, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x7.35mm) (SS-OJR35-G, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.0x5.8mm) (SS-OJR40-A, qty 2)
Sterling silver 3x3mm crimp tube (SS-CRM5, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Green with silver foil pillow bead (LMP-0151)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5590 23mm wing bead peridot (5590-PER23)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 3mm faceted round peridot (5000-PER3)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 3mm XILION bicone crystal copper (5328-COP3)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 4mm faceted round olivine (5000-OL4)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round fern green (5000-FGN6)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6690 23mm Wing Pendant Capri Blue
Code: 6690-BLU23
Height 23mm, Width 10mm 
1-45-910+
$3.79 $3.29$3.51 $3.05$3.26 $2.83
Qty>
Deep Ocean Blue Pillow Bead
Code: LMP-0154
Length 26-26.5mm, Width 25.5-26mm 
Sale Price: $12.23
Price: $15.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5590 23mm Wing Bead Capri Blue
Code: 5590-BLU23
Length 9.5mm, Width 23mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.19$3.79$3.39
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Code: 5000-BLU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.25$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Code: 5000-BLU4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Code: 5000-BLU6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.43$0.44 $0.39$0.40 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.25$0.27 $0.24$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Lime
Code: 5328-LIME4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
3mm Bright Sterling Silver Roundel Bead
Code: STG-RNDL3
Diameter 3mm, Length 1.6mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.23 $0.20$0.21 $0.18$0.19 $0.17
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Spiral Stamped Toggle Clasp
Code: HTS444
Loop 25x20.5mm, Bar 26mm 
Sale Price: $5.70
Price: $14.26
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .290 inches (0.90 x 7.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-G
Diameter 7.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51 $0.45$0.47 $0.42$0.43 $0.38
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-A
0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm) 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51 $0.45$0.46 $0.41$0.42 $0.37
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM5
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36 $0.32$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27
Qty>

Alternate Components

Green with Silver Foil Pillow Bead
Code: LMP-0151
Length 25.5-26mm, Width 25-26mm 
Sale Price: $12.69
Price: $15.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5590 23mm Wing Bead Peridot
Code: 5590-PER23
Length 10mm, Width 23mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $1.72
Price: $4.31
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Peridot
Code: 5000-PER3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.25$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Copper
Code: 5328-COP3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.27$0.30 $0.25$0.27 $0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.43$0.44 $0.39$0.40 $0.36
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.08
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.23
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01 $10.20$11.19 $9.51$10.43 $8.86
Qty>



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