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Carrie's Bridal Bracelet

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Carrie's Bridal Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

We used a mix of gemstones, shells, pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver beads and charms and some Czech glass in beautiful blues and browns for this fabulous cuff bracelet. We also included a dragonfly charm, which is Carrie's favorite, and a photograph of Carrie's mother, who passed a few years ago. She was able to be at the wedding in spirit and glowing memory.

The sterling silver bangle bracelets have sixteen closed rings or loops on them. We used sixteen 2-inch sterling silver 22 gauge eye pins and stacked each one with a mix of our beads, finished with a simple loop and then connected the two bangles together with these beaded eye pins.

Step one: Spread some Gem-Tac permanent adhesive on a piece of beach glass. Place a photo so that the image is face down on the glass facing through. Apply more adhesive to seal the picture including the edges. Set aside to dry. Use a piece of 24 gauge silver non-tarnish artistic wire to wrap around the beach glass. This will later attach to the bangle with a wrapped loop. For help making Wrapped Loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step two: Attach the 4.3mm sterling silver jump ring to the sterling silver dragonfly pendant. Set aside to attach later to the bracelet

Step three: On the sterling silver 1¼ -inch ball head pin add the Czech glass large alexandrite bellflower. This will later attach to the bracelet with a wrapped loop.

Step four: On a 2-inch sterling silver 22 gauge eye pin string a mix of beads. Finish with a simple loop. For help making Simple Loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Repeat fifteen more times, mixing up the shapes, colors and materials on each eye pin.

Step five: Connect the sixteen beaded eye pins to the loops on one of the sterling silver beading bangles. Attach the sixteen beaded eye pins to the loops on the other bangle working your way around the bracelet.

Step six: Add the beach glass photo pendant, the dragonfly charm and the alexandrite bellflower to the bracelet.
Approximate size: 2 inch wide bangle
Estimated time: An afternoon
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters- semi-flush (TOOL-131)
24 gauge silver non-tarnish artistic wire, 10 yd spool (AWR24SVR10)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components:
Sterling silver beading bangle w/16 closed rings (SS-BNGL1, qty 2)
Crystal chip gemstone strand (R-CRYS-CHP, qty 1)
10x14mm black/white flat oval shells - strand (SHLSTR019, qty 1)
White large nugget pearls (P-WHT8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 12mm faceted round crystal ab (5000-CRYSAB12, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 12mm faceted round crystal ab (5000-BLU7, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 10mm faceted round light sapphire (5000-SAPLT10, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 8mm faceted round mocca (5000-MOC8, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 8mm faceted round sapphire ab (5000-SAPAB8, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 7mm faceted round aquamarine ab (5000-AQUAAB7, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round mocca (5000-MOC6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5150 15x7mm modular aquamarine (5150-AQU15, qty 2)
Swarovski 5040 6mm faceted roundelle mocca (5040-MOC6, qty 1)
6mm silver and crystal roundelle (RDS-CRYS6, qty 7)
Hill Tribe silver small bell-shaped flower (HTS049, qty 2)
Bali barrel bead with swirls (BBZ0051, qty 1)
Bali bicone bead with wire work (BBZ0070, qty 2)
Bright 4x6mm sterling oval s-cut bead (STG-OVAL4-SC, qty 5)
Sterling silver dragonfly pendant (SS-PEND089, qty 1)
8mm smokey quartz/aqua deep cut nugget (CR-NG018, qty 2)
Czech glass large bellflower alexandrite (CR-FL174, qty 1)
2-inch eye pin 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP22, qty 16)
1¼-inch ball head pin .020 dia. (sterling silver) (SS-BHP07, qty 1)
Sterling silver oval jump ring (3.6x5.5mm) (SS-OJR-OV3, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75 x 4.30mm) (SS-OJR30-D, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Small Sterling Silver Beading Bangle with 16 Closed Rings
Code: SS-BNGL1
Inside Diameter 2.5 inches 
Price: $20.14
White Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-WHT8
16 inch strand, Length 8-11mm, Width 8-11mm 
Sale Price: $54.02
Price: $75.04
Swarovski 5000 12mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB12
Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
$1.81 $1.35$1.71 $1.28$1.61 $1.20
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Mocca
Code: 5000-MOC8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
$0.73 $0.54$0.68 $0.51$0.64 $0.48
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Mocca
Code: 5000-MOC6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.50 $0.37$0.47 $0.35$0.44 $0.33
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Mocca
Code: 5040-MOC6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$0.56 $0.42$0.52 $0.39$0.49 $0.36
Beadelle 6mm Silver-Plated Crystal Roundel Bead
Length 3mm, Width 6mm 
Sale Price: $0.18
Price: $0.46
Hill Tribe Silver Small Bell-shaped Flower
Code: HTS049
Approx. Height 8mm, Width 7mm 
Sale Price: $2.83
Price: $3.63
Bali Silver Bicone Bead with Wire Work
Code: BBZ0070
Length 9mm, Width 8.5mm 
$7.11 $5.26$6.74 $4.98$6.38 $4.72
JBB Sterling Silver Dragonfly Pendant
Code: SS-PEND089
Height 15.5mm, Width 22mm 
$5.15 $3.70$4.88 $3.51$4.62 $3.32
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP22
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.39 $0.34$0.34 $0.30$0.29 $0.25
Sterling Silver 1.25-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Code: SS-BHP07
Length 1 1/4 inches, 24 gauge 
$0.48 $0.37$0.45 $0.35$0.42 $0.32
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 3.6 x 5.5mm, 20 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV3
.142x.217 (3.6x5.5mm), 20 gauge 
$0.32 $0.27$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .170 inches (0.75 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-D
Diameter 4.3mm, 21 gauge 
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.17

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
24 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 10 Yard Spool
Code: AWR24SVR10
24 gauge, 10 yards 
$4.49 $3.95$4.19 $3.68$3.89 $3.42
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
4 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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