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Crystal Garden Bracelet

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Crystal Garden Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This Crystal Garden bangle uses tropical blues, oranges and pinks for a bold accessory fit for summer parties. Our designers thought out of the box to bring you this exciting creation.

To make this bangle, you'll need to purchase teal acrylic craft paint and sandpaper from your local store. You may want to take the blue zircon rhinestones with you to match their color to the paint. The rest of the supplies can be found here at Artbeads.com.

This project will take time to dry, so be prepared to create it in several sessions. It's worth the wait!

Step one: Lightly sand down the lacquered natural plain wood bangle until the lacquer finish loses its shine. Wipe off any residual dust and paint the bangle with acrylic paint. Let the bangle dry. We applied two coats. Apply a thin coat of glossy accents over the entire bangle. You may need to apply the glossy accents in two sessions, first to the inside and second to the outside. Let the bangle dry.

Step two: What you do next depends on your preferences. If you prefer to make color and design decisions as you go, skip to step three. If you want to speed up drying time, lay the matte rose resin daisy flowers, the matte aquamarine resin daisy flowers and the matte peach resin daisy flowers on a sheet of paper. Then, glue the Sun Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback rhinestones, the Indian Pink Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback rhinestones and 21 of the Blue Zircon Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback rhinestones to the centers of the resin flowers using Gem-Tac permanent adhesive. Let the rhinestones dry.

Step three: Find something to prop up the bangle so that it will stay in place as you work. We used the acrylic paint bottle and some books, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Glue the resin flowers in a random pattern to the bangle using Gem-Tac. You will need to do this in three sections, as the flowers will not stay in place once the curve of the bangle becomes steep. Do one section, let it dry, and then turn the bangle to do the next section.

Step four: If you chose to do step two, you can skip to step five. Otherwise, set aside 39 of the Blue Zircon rhinestones and begin applying the remaining rhinestones to the centers of the flowers in a pattern that seems pleasing to you. You will need to do this in three sections as well, letting each section dry before you begin the next.

Step five: Once everything is dry, strategically fill in any gaps with the remaining Blue Zircon rhinestones. If you have extras, you can glue them randomly along the edges of the bangle. Let the bangle dry.
Estimated time: 1 hour (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
Glossy accents (ACCENT-02)
List of Components:
Matte rose resin daisy flower (RESFL043, qty 20)
Matte aquamarine resin daisy flower (RESFL034, qty 21)
Matte peach resin daisy flower (RESFL041, qty 22)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 2058 ss16 XILION rose flatback Sun (2058-SUN16, qty 22)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 2058 ss16 XILION rose flatback Indian Pink (2058-INP16, qty 20)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 2058 ss16 XILION rose flatback Blue Zircon (2058-BLZ16, qty 60)
Wood plain bangle-lacquered natural (WD-BNGL01, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Matte Rose Resin Daisy Flower
Code: RESFL043
Length 3mm, Width 10mm 
Price: $0.16
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Matte Aquamarine Resin Daisy Flower
Code: RESFL034
Length 3mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.13
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Matte Peach Resin Daisy Flower
Code: RESFL041
Length 3mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.13
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Sun
Code: 2058-SUN16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Indian Pink
Code: 2058-INP16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Blue Zircon
Code: 2058-BLZ16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
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Wood Plain Bangle - Lacquered Natural
Code: WD-BNGL01
Diameter 2 5/8 inches, Width 1 inch 
1-34-78+
$5.58 $4.18$5.19 $3.89$4.83 $3.62
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Alternate Components

Matte Ruby Resin Daisy Flower
Code: RESFL044
Length 3mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.11
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Matte Amethyst Resin Daisy Flower
Code: RESFL033
Length 3mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.13$0.17 $0.12$0.15 $0.10
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $2.23
Price: $2.48
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Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.35 $12.91$13.37 $12.03$12.46 $11.21
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Glossy Accents
Code: ACCENT-02
2 Fl. Oz. Fine Tip 
1-34-78+
$6.09$5.49$4.99
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