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On The Bayou Bracelet

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On The Bayou Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This eclectic bracelet is perfect for spring with its bright green and blue colors and fun nature-inspired charms and beads. With its bold look, this bracelet will spruce up any outfit. When creating this bracelet, simply place each dangle where you think it will look best, no particular order is better than another.

Do you love this bracelet, but feel drawn to a simpler aesthetic? Then consider creating our Bayou Bracelet which offers all the beauty of this bracelet in a pared down format.

Step One: Cut approximately 7 inches of open cable chain. Use a sterling silver open jump ring to attach the antique silver three leaf clasp set to the ends of the chain. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: String a 3mm faceted round in indicolite on a 1-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop to create a small dangle. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat eight times. Set aside. String a 3mm faceted round in jonquil ab on a 1-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat six times. Set aside. String a 3mm faceted round in peridot on a 1-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat six times. Set aside. String a 3mm faceted round in light Siam on a 1-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat eight times. Set aside.

Step Three: On a 1 1/2-inch head pin string a light Siam round, a Czech glass small bell flower in gaspiate/olivine and an 8mm leaf bead cap. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat two times. Set aside. String a light Siam round, a gaspiate/olivine flower and an antique silver beaded star bead cap on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat three times. Set aside.

Step Four: String a light Siam round, a Czech glass small bell flower in turquoise/amber and a beaded star bead cap on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat four times. Set aside. On a 1 1/2-inch head pin string a light Siam round, a turquoise/amber flower and a leaf bead cap. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Five: On a 1 1/2-inch head pin string a light Siam round, a 6x9mm two-tone glow small bell and a beaded star bead cap. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat two times. Set aside. String a light Siam round, a two-tone glow small bell and a leaf bead cap on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat three times. Set aside.

Step Six: Create a cluster of three flower dangles by choosing one each from steps three, four and five. Use a jump ring to attach the cluster to the chain. Repeat six times attaching the clusters approximately an inch apart.

Step Seven: String a 4mm antique silver scalloped bead cap, a 7mm textured barrel bead in green on black glass and a scalloped bead cap on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to the chain using a jump ring. Repeat three times.

Step Eight: String the following items on a 1 1/2-inch head pin and attach them to the chain using a wrapped loop: antique silver monarch butterfly bead, antique silver frog bead, antique silver wild rose bead, antique silver trillium bead and antique silver frog with flute bead.

Step Nine: On a 1 1/2-inch head pin string a leaf bead cap and a 6mm faceted cube in jonquil ab. Finish with a wrapped loop. Use a jump ring to attach the dangle as well as two peridot round dangles and one indicolite dangle to the chain.

Step Ten: String a leaf bead cap, a 6mm faceted cube in peridot and a beaded star bead cap on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Use a jump ring to attach it, two light Siam round dangles and a jonquil ab round dangle to the chain.

Step Eleven: On a 1 1/2-inch head pin string a peridot round, a beaded star bead cap and a 6mm faceted cube in indicolite. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach it to the chain along with two jonnquil ab round dangles and a peridot round dangle using a jump ring.

Step Twelve: String a light Siam round, a scalloped bead cap and a jonquil ab cube on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Combine with a light Siam round dangle and two indicolite round dangles to attach to the chain using a jump ring.

Step Thirteen: On a 1 1/2-inch head pin string a scalloped bead cap and an indicolite cube. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach it to the chain with two light Siam round dangles and one peridot round dangle using a jump ring.

Step Fourteen: String a scalloped bead cap, a jonquil ab round, a peridot cube, a jonquil ab round and a scalloped bead cap on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Use a jump ring to attach it, two indicolite round dangles and a jonquil ab round to the chain.

Step Fifteen: Attach the following items to the chain wherever you choose using a jump ring: antique silver made with love charm, antique silver open daisy link, sterling silver morpho butterfly charm, antique silver bell flower charm, sterling silver alligator charm, small antique silver dragonfly charm, antique silver violet leaf charm, sterling silver butterfly outline charm, antique silver clover leaf link and antique silver oak leaf charm.

Step Sixteen: Create a cluster of three small round dangles using colors of your choosing from step two. Attach the three dangles to the chain with a jump ring. Repeat four times.
Approximate size: 7 1/2 inches
Approximate cost: $160
Estimated time: 2 1/2 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
List of Components:
7mm textured barrel green on black glass (39GB1, qty 4)
6x9mm two-tone glow small bell (CR-FL012, qty 7)
Antique silver frog bead (SA-5523, qty 1)
Antique silver made with love charm (SA-2180, qty 1)
Antique silver wild rose bead (SA-5612, qty 1)
Antique silver bell flower charm (SA-2189, qty 1)
Antique silver violet leaf charm (SA-2011, qty 1)
Antique silver monarch butterfly bead (SA-5520, qty 1)
Antique silver clover leaf link (SA-3009, qty 1)
Silver antique oak leaf charm (SA-2174, qty 1)
Antique silver 4mm scalloped bead cap (SA-5596, qty 12)
Antique silver beaded star bead cap (SA-5548, qty 14)
Antique silver 8mm leaf bead cap (SA-5608, qty 11)
Antique silver 3 leaf clasp set (RBA-6103, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5601 6mm faceted cube jonquil ab (5601-JONAB6, qty 2)
Sterling silver morpho butterfly charm (CHARM149, qty 1)
Antique silver trillium bead (SA-5613, qty 1)
Sterling silver alligator charm (CHARM684, qty 1)
Antique silver open daisy link (SA-3075, qty 1)
Silver antique small dragonfly charm (SA-2208, qty 1)
Antique silver frog with flute bead (SA-5681, qty 1)
Sterling silver butterfly outline charm (CHARM679, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5601 6mm faceted cube indicolite (5601-IND6, qty 2)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 3mm faceted round indicolite (5000-IND3, qty 9)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 3mm faceted round jonquil ab (5000-JONAB3, qty 9)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 3mm faceted round light siam (5000-SIALT3, qty 32)
Sterling silver oval jump ring 3.6x5.5mm, 20 gauge (SS-OJR-OV3, qty 32)
065 open cable chain (925CH18, qty 1)
1-inch head pin, 24 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP41, qty 33)
1 1/2-inch head pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP2X, qty 36)
Czech glass small bell flower gaspiate/olivine (CR-FL053, qty 7)
Czech glass small bell flower turquoise/amber (CR-FL051, qty 7)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5601 6mm faceted cube peridot (5601-PER6, qty 2)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 3mm faceted round peridot (5000-PER3, qty 9)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Paula Radke 7mm Dichroic Glowing Green Textured Barrel Bead
Code: 39GB1
Approx. 7x7mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.87$4.37$3.92
Qty>
6x9mm Two-Tone Glow Small Bell
Code: CR-FL012
Approx. Length 9mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Frog Bead
Code: SA-5523
Length 7mm, Width 12mm 
Price: $1.07
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Made With Love Charm
Code: SA-2180
Height 12.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.98$0.90$0.82
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Wild Rose Bead
Code: SA-5612
Length 10mm, Width 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95$0.88$0.80
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Bell Flower Charm
Code: SA-2189
Height 14mm, Width 9mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.98$0.90$0.82
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Violet Leaf Charm
Code: SA-2011
Height 19mm, Width 15mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.43$1.32$1.22
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Monarch Butterfly Bead
Code: SA-5520
Length 11mm, Width 16mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15$1.06$0.97
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Clover Leaf Link
Code: SA-3009
Length 9mm, Width 9mm 
Sale Price: $0.58
Price: $0.83
Qty>
TierraCast Silver Antique Oak Leaf Charm
Code: SA-2174
Height 10.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.62$0.57$0.52
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap
Code: SA-5596
Diameter 3mm, Depth 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.21$0.19$0.18
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Beaded Star Bead Cap
Code: SA-5548
Diameter 7mm, Depth 4mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.83$0.77$0.70
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 8mm Leaf Bead Cap
Code: SA-5608
Diameter 8mm, Depth 4mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.83$0.77$0.70
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 3 Leaf Clasp Set
Code: RBA-6103
Loop 14mm, Bar 18.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.21$2.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Faceted Cube Jonquil AB
Code: 5601-JONAB6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.53$1.37$1.23
Qty>
Sterling Silver Morpho Butterfly Charm
Code: CHARM149
Height 13.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97$6.48$6.03
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Trillium Bead
Code: SA-5613
Length 10mm, Width 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95$0.88$0.80
Qty>
Sterling Silver Alligator Charm
Code: CHARM684
Height 16.5mm, Width 15mm 
1-23-56+
$10.52$9.80$9.14
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Open Daisy Link
Code: SA-3075
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
Price: $0.95
Qty>
TierraCast Silver Antique Small Dragonfly Charm
Code: SA-2208
Height 15mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.98$0.90$0.82
Qty>
Antique Silver Frog With Flute Bead
Code: SA-5681
Length 13mm, Width 9mm, Depth 10mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.38$1.24$1.12
Qty>
Sterling Silver Butterfly Outline Charm
Code: CHARM679
Height 11.5mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.46$6.93$6.45
Qty>
5601 6mm Faceted Cube Indicolite
Code: 5601-IND6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.04$0.94$0.84
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Code: 5000-IND3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Jonquil AB
Code: 5000-JONAB3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 3.6x5.5mm, 20 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV3
.142x.217 (3.6x5.5mm), 20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>
065 Open Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH18
Link 4x3.5mm, 22 gauge 
1-23-56+
$15.09$14.06$13.10
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.45$0.41$0.38
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Gaspiate/Olivine
Code: CR-FL053
Approx. Length 5.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Turquoise/Amber
Code: CR-FL051
Approx. Length 5.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Faceted Cube Peridot
Code: 5601-PER6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.02$0.94$0.87
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Peridot
Code: 5000-PER3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Butterfly Charm
Code: CHARM125
Height 14mm, Width 13mm 
1-45-910+
$3.93$3.65$3.39
Qty>
TierraCast Silver Antique Spiral Butterfly Charm
Code: SA-2162
Height 9.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03$0.95$0.87
Qty>
Sterling Silver Dragonfly Charm
Code: CHARM154
Height 23mm, Width 18mm 
1-34-78+
$5.01$4.66$4.34
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Leap Frog Charm
Code: SA-2123
Height 20mm, Width 16mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15$1.06$0.97
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Faceted Cube Fern Green
Code: 5601-FGN6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.02$0.94$0.87
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Faceted Cube Aquamarine
Code: 5601-AQUA6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.02$0.94$0.87
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Gecko Toggle Clasp
Code: PSA-TOG005
Loop 13x17mm, Bar 24mm 
Sale Price: $1.09
Price: $1.56
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Chain Stä
Code: CHNSTAY
Price: $12.99
Qty>



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