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Byzantine Royalty Bracelet

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Byzantine Royalty Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

It's easy to believe in magic with this fantastical design. Sparkling dangles, along with hints of nocturnal woodland beauty, create hypnotizing wonder, all accented with shining glints of copper. The elegant mix of colors allows you to dress up any look just by slipping this bracelet on your wrist.

Step one:
You are going to create dangles for your bracelet. The first dangles you make will be called Olivine dangles. Thread a Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Olivine onto a 2-inch copper 22 gauge eye pin. Repeat this step thirteen times and set these Olivine dangles aside. You will finish them with wrapped loops later.

Step two:
Next, create short Purple Velvet dangles. Thread a Nunn Design 6mm antique copper-plated pewter daisy bead cap onto a head pin, followed by a Swarovski 8mm faceted round in Purple Velvet, another bead cap and a Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal Luminous Green. Repeat this step once more and set these short Purple Velvet dangles aside.

Step three:
Now you are going to create long Purple Velvet and Copper dangles. Thread a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Copper onto a 2-inch copper 22 gauge eye pin, followed by a bead cap, a Purple Velvet round, another bead cap and another Copper pearl. Set aside. Thread a Crystal Luminous Green round onto a head pin and attach it to the end of the eye pin by creating a wrapped loop. See our Handy Tip for more instruction on how to make a wrapped loop. Do not cut the wire after wrapping, keep wrapping on top of the beads to create a capped effect. Repeat this step four times and set these long Purple Velvet and Copper dangles aside.

Step four:
You are now going to create a dragonfly dangle. Thread a Crystal Luminous Green round onto an eye pin and attach the Kabela Design antique brass small dragonfly charm to the end of the eye pin using a 4mm copper 20 gauge open jump ring. Watch our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings. Set this dragonfly dangle aside.

Step five:
Now you are going to create a scarab dangle. Thread a Crystal Luminous Green round onto an eye pin and attach the Kabela Design antique brass lil scarab link to the end of the eye pin using a 6mm copper 18 gauge open jump ring. Set this scarab dangle aside.

Step six:
Next you are going to construct a moon dangle. Thread a Crystal Luminous Green round onto an eye pin and attach the Kabela Design small crescent moon charm to the end of the eye pin using a 6mm open jump ring. Set this moon dangle aside for now.

Step seven:
Finally, you will create your center dangle. Thread two beads caps stacked onto each other so all the petals show onto a head pin, followed by a Purple Velvet round, another bead cap and a Crystal Luminous Green round. Set this center dangle aside for now.

Step eight:
Cut a length of antique copper-plated textured double oval link chain approximately seven inches or 20 links long. Add one half of the TierraCast 5/8-inch antique copper-plated Anna's toggle clasp to one end of the chain and the other half to the other end.

Step nine:
Use a Chain Stä to hold your bracelet up as you add dangles. You can start from the center and work out toward the left and then the right. Add the center dangle to the approximate center link of your bracelet by creating a wrapped loop at the top of the head pin. Again, when finishing the wrapped loops, just keep wrapping over the bead instead of cutting the wire. You will do this for all of the dangles. Because this is double oval link chain, there should be another open link in the center. Attach an Olivine dangle to this link by creating a wrapped loop.

Step ten:
Add dangles in a random order, working from the center dangle toward the left side of the bracelet. We added an Olivine dangle, followed by the scarab dangle, a long Purple Velvet and Copper dangle, a short Purple Velvet dangle, two Olivine dangles and a long Purple Velvet and Copper dangle, the Moon dangle, a TierraCast antique copper ivy leaf charm attached to the chain using a 6mm open jump ring, a long Purple Velvet and Copper dangle and three Olivine dangles attached to one link using an 8mm 18 gauge open jump ring.

Step eleven:
Now, work from the center dangle toward the right side of the bracelet, placing dangles in a random order. We added three Olivine dangles to an 8mm open jump ring and attached it to a link in the chain, followed by a long Purple Velvet and Copper dangle, an Olivine dangle, an ivy leaf charm attached to the chain using a 6mm open jump ring, the dragonfly dangle, another Olivine dangle, a short Purple Velvet dangle, a long Purple Velvet and Copper dangle and three Olivine dangles and an ivy leaf charm attached to one link using an 8mm open jump ring. Your Byzantine Royalty bracelet is now complete!
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time:2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
German Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-500)
German Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-502)
German Side Cutter (TOOL-503)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet (5000-PURV8, qty 8)
Nunn Design 6mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Daisy Bead Cap (FIND-1202, qty 16)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP6, qty 10)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Olivine (5000-OL6, qty 14)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green (5000-CLU6, qty 11)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Lil Scarab Link (FIND-0045, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper Ivy Leaf Charm (CA-2010, qty 3)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Crescent Moon Charm (BBA-CH071, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Dragonfly Charm (BBA-CH073, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain (BTF-0103, qty 1)
TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp (CA-6157, qty 1)
2-Inch Copper 22 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-1033, qty 22)
2-Inch Copper 22 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-1041, qty 8)
8mm Copper 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1052, qty 3)
6mm Copper 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1050, qty 4)
4mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1042, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Dark Indigo (5000-DKI8)
Nunn Design 6mm Sterling Silver Daisy Bead Cap (FIND-1205)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Petrol (5810-PET6)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Caribbean Blue Opal (5000-CBOP6)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Azore (5000-AZLT6)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Bird Charm (CHARM-1011)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Poppy Pod Charm (CHARM-1035)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Lily Flower Charm (CHARM-1023)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Flower Charm with Crystal (CHARM-1015)
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain (BTF-0105)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet
Code: 5000-PURV8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.69 $0.62$0.64 $0.57$0.59 $0.53
Qty>
Nunn Design 6mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Daisy Bead Cap
Code: FIND-1202
Length 5mm, Diameter 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.79 $0.67$0.72 $0.61$0.66 $0.56
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.41$0.44 $0.38$0.40 $0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 5000-CLU6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.50 $0.43$0.45 $0.39$0.41 $0.35
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Lil Scarab Link
Code: FIND-0045
Length 17.5mm, Width 10.5mm, Depth 2mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36 $1.67$2.18 $1.54$2.02 $1.43
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Ivy Leaf Charm
Code: CA-2010
Height 16mm, Width 8mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.98 $0.72$0.90 $0.66$0.82 $0.60
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Crescent Moon Charm
Code: BBA-CH071
Height 19mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.35 $2.06$2.17 $1.90$2.01 $1.76
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Dragonfly Charm
Code: BBA-CH073
Height 15mm, Width 16mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.35 $2.06$2.17 $1.90$2.01 $1.76
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0103
Link 10mm x 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.42 $4.66$5.04 $4.33$4.69 $4.03
Qty>
TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp
Code: CA-6157
Loop Length 21mm, Loop Width 16mm, Bar Length 25.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.16$1.94
Qty>
2-Inch Copper 22 Gauge Head Pin
Code: FIND-1033
Length 50mm, Wire Gauge .644mm/22 gauge, Head 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.28 $0.22$0.25 $0.19$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
2-Inch Copper 22 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-1041
Length 50mm, Wire Gauge 22, Opening Diameter 1.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
Qty>
8mm Copper 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1052
Diameter 8mm, Opening Diameter 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 8 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
6mm Copper 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1050
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-7980-159160+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
4mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1042
Diameter 4mm, Opening Diameter 2.5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Lil Scarab Link
Code: FIND-0045
Length 17.5mm, Width 10.5mm, Depth 2mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36 $1.67$2.18 $1.54$2.02 $1.43
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Dark Indigo
Code: 5000-DKI8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.69 $0.62$0.64 $0.57$0.59 $0.53
Qty>
Nunn Design 6mm Silver-Plated Daisy Bead Cap
Code: FIND-1205
Length 5mm, Diameter 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.79 $0.65$0.72 $0.59$0.66 $0.54
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Petrol
Code: 5810-PET6
L 6mm, DIA 6mm, HS .644m/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5000-CBOP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.41$0.44 $0.38$0.40 $0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Azore
Code: 5000-AZLT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.40$0.44 $0.37$0.40 $0.34
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Bird Charm
Code: CHARM-1011
Length With Bail/Loop 22.5mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.39 $1.62$2.21 $1.50$2.04 $1.38
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Poppy Pod Charm
Code: CHARM-1035
Length With Bail/Loop 20mm, Width 9mm, Hole Size 2.6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.87 $2.94$3.59 $2.72$3.33 $2.53
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Lily Flower Charm
Code: CHARM-1023
Length 17mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.53 $2.17$2.34 $2.01$2.16 $1.85
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Flower Charm with Crystal
Code: CHARM-1015
Length With Bail/Loop 18mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-45-910+
$4.52 $3.93$4.19 $3.64$3.89 $3.38
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0105
Link 10mm x 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.42 $4.76$5.04 $4.43$4.69 $4.12
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $18.03
Price: $20.49
Qty>
German Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-502
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $18.03
Price: $20.49
Qty>
German Side Cutter
Code: TOOL-503
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $23.29
Price: $25.88
Qty>
Chain Stä
Code: CHNSTAY
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99
Qty>



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