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Crystal and Druk Bracelet
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For this simple bracelet, we use PowerPro braided thread (BF28WH06), doubled (two strands are easier to knot). First, string a bead tip (SS-BDTIP2) and make a knot big enough to not go through the hole in the bead tip. Pull the knot into the bead tip and gently close the clam. To secure the knot, you could add a drop of glue before closing the bead tip. Add a closed jump ring (SS-CJR4) on the other side of the bead tip, and then with the round-nose pliers, bend the hook of the bead tip until it touches the clam. Now start stringing your beads. We first slide a 2mm sterling silver seamless round bead (SS-RND2), then a 4mm glass bead (DRUK-OLIV4), another 2mm silver round bead, and then a 3mm Swarovski crystal bead (5301-JET3). Repeat this pattern 15 more times. Finish with a silver bead, glass bead, then silver bead. For the closure, string the second bead tip and make a knot inside. Close the clam as before and attach the clasp to the bead tip's hook. The bracelet in the example shown is about 7 and a quarter inches. To learn how to make the matching necklace, click on Crystal & Druk Necklace.
Approximate cost: Under $10 (does not include stringing material)
List of Components: .06-inch 28 yards PowerPro thread (BF28WH06) 4mm glass beads (DRUK-OLIV4, qty 1 pack, 17 beads used in this design) 2mm sterling silver round beads (SS-RND2, qty 34) 3mm Swarovski bicone crystal beads (5301-JET3, qty 16) 4mm sterling closed jump ring (SS-CJR-FE, qty 1) 5mm sterling spring ring (SS-SPR5, qty 1) sterling silver bead tips(SS-BDTIP2, qty 2)