Red Hot Chili Pepper Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This is our hottest design yet! A chili pepper bracelet using Czech pressed glass chili peppers, Swarovski crystals, and fine-silver plated pewter spacers.
Step one: Begin by preparing all of your beads. String the 4mm Swarovski faceted round olivine crystals on 1½ inch head pins, and finish them with a simple loop that is tight to the bead. This essentially turns the crystals into mini charms that we will later string on the bracelet. For instructions on how to make a simple loop, please Click Here.
Step two: Cut a length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to approximately 8 inches. Attach the wire to the sterling silver southwest toggle loop end of the clasp using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes please Click Here.
Step three: Begin by stringing 2 of the antique silver pewter small Turkish heishi beads followed by two of the crystal dangles. The pattern then repeats as one spacer, three chili pepper beads, one spacer, two crystal dangles, one spacer, etc. repeat until you reach the desired length.
Step four: Finish the bracelet with two more spacers and attach the remaining wire to the bar end of the toggle clasp with a crimp tube. Note: In order to make the peppers fall randomly, it is best to pull the wire fairly tight when finishing. If there is too much slack the peppers will want to fall to one side only.
Approximate size: 6½ inches
Tools Used: German Ergonomic side cutters (TOOL-507) Nipper tool (TOOL-101) Crimper tool (TOOL-100) Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127) ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components: Matte red chili pepper beads (CR-US001, qty 21) 4mm Swarovski faceted round olivine (5000-OL4, qty 14) Silver antique small Turkish heishi spacer (SA-0425, qty 16) Sterling silver southwest toggle (SS-TOG32, qty 1) 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2) 1½ inch sterling silver, 24 gauge head pin (SS-HP4X, qty 14)
NOTE: This idea uses Swarovski crystal components which currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).