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Lacewing Bracelet

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Lacewing Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Let love fly with this darling bridal bracelet! Its cream pearls and hush blue tones reflect the emerging wedding trend of incorporating subtle touches of color into bridal gowns. This three-strand idea makes the perfect accessory on your special day.

Please Note: This bracelet features a special clasp that allows the strands to tier together when faced correctly. In our idea, the bracelet should be worn with the larger set of butterfly wings pointing towards your fingers, as if the butterfly is flying away from you. If you would like the butterfly to face the other way, the strand that attaches to the top set of wings will need to be slightly shorter.

Step one:
Cut three strands of jewelry wire approximately 9 inches long. Attach one end from each strand to one half of the JBB sterling butterfly 3-strand hook and eye clasp using sterling 2x2mm crimp tubes. If you need help on how to use crimp tubes, read our Handy Tip available in the Learning Center.

Step two: String the following pattern onto each strand:
  • one TierraCast® 3mm silver-plated pewter heishi spacer
  • one Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Chrysolite Opal
  • one spacer
  • three Swarovski 6mm round pearls in Cream
  • one spacer
  • one Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Crystal AB
  • one spacer
  • three pearls
Repeat this pattern two more times. Finish the strand with a spacer, a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Chrysolite Opal and one more spacer. Use bead stoppers to keep your beads in place while working on your strands.

Step three:
Attach the open ends to the other half of the clasp with crimp tubes as before.

Approximate size: 7 ½ inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner


Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)

List of Components:
JBB Sterling Butterfly 3-Strand Hook and Eye Clasp (ISCL-0124, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream (5810-CRM6, qty 54)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB4, qty 9)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite Opal (5000-CHO4, qty 12)
TierraCast® 3mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (S-0439, qty 42)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 6)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
JBB Sterling Silver Center-Drilled Butterfly Toggle Clasp (ISCL-0069)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Azore (5000-AZLT4)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Crystal Vintage Gold (5810-VGD6)
TierraCast® Silver 4mm Twist Heishi Spacer (S-0412)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Sterling Butterfly 3-Strand Hook and Eye Clasp
JBB Sterling Butterfly 3-Strand Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0124
Total Length 44mm, Width 28.5mm 
1-23-56+
$36.99 $32.55$32.99 $29.03$29.99 $26.39
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite Opal
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite Opal
Code: 5000-CHO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>
TierraCast 3mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
TierraCast 3mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0439
Length 2mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Gauge 18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.10$0.14 $0.09$0.13 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

JBB Sterling Silver Center-Drilled Butterfly Toggle Clasp
JBB Sterling Silver Center-Drilled Butterfly Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0069
Loop 20.5x17.5mm, Bar 29mm 
1-23-56+
$10.99 $9.67$9.29 $8.17$8.39 $7.38
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Azore
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Azore
Code: 5000-AZLT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.27$0.29 $0.24$0.26 $0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Vintage Gold
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Vintage Gold
Code: 5810-VGD6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
TierraCast Silver 4mm Twist Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Silver 4mm Twist Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0412
Length 1mm, Width 4-4.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.59
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.10
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-56-1112+
$4.32 $3.88$3.92 $3.52$3.52 $3.16
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $8.99$10.99 $8.24$9.99 $7.49
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