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Charleston Bracelet

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Charleston Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Go back in time to the moment when Gatsby's parties were all the rage with our Charleston bracelet. This bracelet features sparkle and shine dancing all over the surface, just like an enthusiastic flapper girl! Silky neutrals pair with blush tones and dark accents to create a piece that will work with any ensemble, whether it's a drop-waist dress and a feather boa or something a little more modern.

Creating the Columns of the Bracelet


Step One:
Thread the following pattern onto a gold-fiiled 025 2-inch eye pin:
  • One Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal Silk
  • One Swarovski 3mm round pearl in Light Gold
  • One Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Vintage Gold
  • One Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal Bronze Shade
  • One Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Crystal Rose Gold 2x
String on a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Rose Gold and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. See our Handy Tip for more help making a simple loop. This will be the center column of your bracelet.

Step two:
Thread the following pattern onto another eye pin:
  • One 4mm Crystal Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Gold pearl
  • One Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Light Colorado Topaz
  • One Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Powder Almond
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 3mm Light Gold pearl
String on a 4mm Crystal Bronze Shade bicone and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of this bicone. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step once more for a total of two columns. Label each of these "Column 12".

Step three:
Thread the following pattern onto an eye pin:
  • One 4mm Vintage Gold pearl
  • One 3mm Light Gold pearl
  • One Swarovski 3mm XILION Bicone in Crystal Silk
  • One Swarovski 3mm XILION Bicone in Light Silk
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Rose Gold 2x bicone
String on a Swarovski 5mm round pearl Rose Gold and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step three more times for a total of four columns. Label two of these columns "Column 8" and the other two "Column 11".

Step four:
Thread the following pattern onto an eye pin:
  • One Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Platinum
  • One 3mm Light Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 4mm Crystal Bronze Shade bicone
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 3mm Light Gold pearl
String on a 4mm Crystal Bronze Shade bicone and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step three more times for a total of four columns. Label two of these columns "Column 6" and the other two "Column 10".

Step five:
Thread the following pattern onto an eye pin:
  • One 4mm Vintage Gold pearl
  • One 3mm Light Gold pearl
  • One 3mm Crystal Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Rose Gold 2x bicone
String on a Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Rose Gold and make mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step three times for a total of four columns. Label two of these columns "Column 7" and the other two "Column 9".

Step six:
Thread the following pattern onto an eye pin:
  • One 4mm Crystal Bronze Shade bicone
  • One 4mm Platinum pearl
  • One 3mm Light Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Rose Gold 2x bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Silk bicone
String on a 4mm Rose Gold pearl and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step once more for a total of two columns. Label each of these "Column 5".

Step seven:
Thread the following pattern onto an eye pin:
  • One 3mm Light Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Rose Gold 2x bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Silk bicone
  • One 4mm Rose Gold pearl
  • One 4mm Crystal Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz
String on a 4mm Crystal Bronze Shade bicone and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step three more times for a total of four columns. Label two of these columns "Column 3" and the other two "Column 4".

Step eight:
Thread the following pattern onto an eye pin:
  • One 4mm Crystal Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Gold pearl
  • One 3mm Crystal Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Silk bicone
  • One 3mm Light Colorado Topaz bicone
  • One 3mm Crystal Rose Gold 2x bicone
String on a 4mm Rose Gold pearl and make a mirror image of the pattern above on the other side of the pearl. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop. Repeat this step three more times for a total of four columns. Label two of these columns "Column 1" and the other two "Column 2."

Assembling the Bracelet


Step one:
Cut your jewelry wire approximately 16 inches long. Thread your wire through a gold-filled cable and stringing thimble so that your wire is folded in half with the cable thimble at the center. String a 14/20 GF closed jump ring onto the jewelry wire and pull it down over the cable thimble. Use a bead reamer on a 6mm Rose Gold pearl. For more information about using bead reamers, check out our Bead Reamer Handy Tip Video. Thread both ends of the jewelry wire through the pearl and pull the pearl down next to the cable thimble to close it off.

Step two:
String a 3mm Crystal Silk bicone onto one end of the thread, followed by a 5mm Rose Gold pearl and three 6mm Rose Gold pearls. Repeat on the other end of the jewelry wire.

Step three:
Now you will start to add the columns to your bracelet. Each loop of the eye pin will go through each end of the jewelry wire. After you string each column on, you will add a 4mm Rose Gold pearl to each end of the jewelry wire. String the columns on in numerical order, starting with "Column 1" and ending with "Column 12." Add your center column and make a mirror image of the numbered columns on the other side of the center column.

Step four:
Repeat step two after adding all of your columns. Use the bead reamer on another 6mm Rose Gold pearl, then thread both ends of the jewelry wire through the pearl. Loop all the ends of the jewelry wire around the 14K/20 gold-filled oval trigger clasp and crimp shut with a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. See our Handy Tip Video for more help on how to use a crimp tube. Cover the crimp tube with the 3mm gold-filled crimp cover. For help using crimp covers, see our Handy Tip.
Approximate Size: 7 inches

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Rose Gold (5810-ROG4, qty 66)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Rose Gold (5810-ROG5, qty 8)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Rose Gold (5810-ROG6, qty 15)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Light Gold (5810-LGD3, qty 42)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Vintage Gold (5810-VGD4, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Swarovski Pearl Platinum (5810-PLP4, qty 12)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Powder Almond (5810-PALM4, qty 4)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk (5328-SILK3, qty 28)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk (5328-SILK4, qty 22)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Silk (5328-LSK3, qty 44)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz (5328-LCT3, qty 60)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Rose Gold 2x (5328-CRG2X3, qty 38)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Bronze Shade (5328-CBS4, qty 24)
Gold-Filled 025 2-Inch Eye Pin (GF-EP200-025, qty 25)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Oval Trigger Clasp (GF-CL03, qty 1)
14/20 GF Closed Jump Ring(.76x6mm)
(GF-CJR-MD, qty 1)
Gold-Filled Cable and Stringing Thimble (.031 Inch Hole)
(GF-CBLTH02, qty 1)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 1)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternative to those listed above:
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY4)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY5)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY6)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Grey (5810-GRY3)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Grey (5810-GRYDK4)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU4)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Burgundy (5810-BURG4)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Cyclamen Opal (5328-CYO3)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Cyclamen Opal (5328-CYO4)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite (5328-TAN3)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Violet (5328-VIOLT3)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Heliotrope (5328-HELIO3)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal CAL (5328-CAL3)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Moonlight (5328-CML4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Rose Gold
Code: 5810-ROG4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Rose Gold
Code: 5810-ROG5
Length 5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Rose Gold
Code: 5810-ROG6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Gold
Code: 5810-LGD3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Vintage Gold
Code: 5810-VGD4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Swarovski Crystal Pearl Platinum
Code: 5810-PLP4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Almond
Code: 5810-PALM4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk
Code: 5328-SILK3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk
Code: 5328-SILK4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Silk
Code: 5328-LSK3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5328-LCT3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Rose Gold 2x
Code: 5328-CRG2X3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.17$0.16$0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Bronze Shade
Code: 5328-CBS4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
Qty>
Gold-Filled 025 2-Inch Eye Pin
Code: GF-EP200-025
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.02$0.94$0.86
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Oval Trigger Clasp
Code: GF-CL03
Length 13mm, Width 7mm 
1-34-78+
$6.39$5.94$5.53
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Closed Jump Ring (.76x6mm)
Code: GF-CJR-MD
Diameter 6mm, 20 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66$0.61$0.56
Qty>
Gold-Filled Cable and Stringing Thimble (.031 Inch Hole)
Code: GF-CBLTH02
Length 4.5mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.54$0.49$0.45
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.16$0.15
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.28
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Grey
Code: 5810-GRY3
Length 3mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Burgundy
Code: 5810-BURG4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Cyclamen Opal
Code: 5328-CYO3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Cyclamen Opal
Code: 5328-CYO4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite
Code: 5328-TAN3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Violet
Code: 5328-VIOLT3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Heliotrope
Code: 5328-HELIO3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.13$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal CAL
Code: 5328-CAL3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5328-CML4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Price: $51.83
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $31.91
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>



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