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Bohemian Balance Bracelet

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Bohemian Balance Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The shape of the Czech glass button beads gives these bracelets a unique ridged texture, while the beads beautiful coloring looks like natural gemstone. Each chic bracelet is understated enough to be worn daily.

Step One: Cut a 10-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wire to the loop end of the antique silver large tapered clasp set using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Trim any excess wire. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: On the wire, thread three Czech glass button beads in green turquoise and three Czech glass button beads in red tiger eye. Repeat this pattern four times. Finish by threading three green turquoise beads on the wire.

Step Three: Crimp the end of the wire to the bar end of the toggle clasp using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.

To create the other design, simply swap the 16.1mm sterling silver oval trigger clasp and the 8mm sterling silver closed jump ring for the toggle clasp, and use the Czech glass button beads in olive and orange silk/picasso instead of the green turquoise and red tiger eye beads.
Approximate size: 7 ¼ inches
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Czech glass bead green turquoise button (CR-BT040, qty 18)
Czech glass bead red tiger eye button (CR-BT031, qty 15)
Antique silver large tapered clasp set (SA-6067, qty 1)
Sterling 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Czech glass bead orange silk/picasso button (CR-BT018, qty 15)
Czech glass bead olive button (CR-BT026, qty 18)
16.1mm oval trigger clasp-sterling silver (SS-CL17, qty 1)
Sterling silver medium closed jump ring (0.76x8mm) (SS-CJR-MG, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set
Code: SA-6067
Loop 16mm, Bar 25mm 
$2.49 $2.16$2.35 $2.04$2.22 $1.93
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12

Alternate Components

16.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
Code: SS-CL17
Length 16.1mm 
$4.70 $3.80$4.45 $3.60$4.21 $3.41
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76 x 8mm)
Diameter 8mm, 21 gauge 
$0.55 $0.44$0.52 $0.41$0.48 $0.38
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Wrapped Clasp Set
Code: CA-6019
Loop 9mm, Bar 14mm 
$1.75 $1.45$1.64 $1.36$1.54 $1.27
7mm Sterling Spring Ring Clasp (Closed Loop)
Code: SS-SPR7
$0.93 $0.75$0.88 $0.71$0.82 $0.66

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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