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Red Hot Chili Pepper Bracelet

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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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.21 $0.18
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $29.69
Price: $32.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Sale Price: $6.87
Price: $7.99
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

NOTE:This idea uses Swarovski crystal componentswhich currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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