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Texas Emerald Bracelet

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Texas Emerald Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Create a beautiful interpretation of the American Southwest with this colorful bracelet. The turquoise color matched with copper elements reflects the popular style of jewelry in the Texas region, complemented with a lovely dragonfly focal piece.

Step one:
Cut two 2.5 inches pieces of the antique copper-plated 5+1 round and twisted rectangle link chain. You can adjust the length of the chain to suit your wrist size.

Step two:
Link together in this order: the bar end of the antique copper-plated round triangle toggle clasp, an 8mm antique copper-plated open jump ring, a piece of chain from step one, jump ring, small Dragonfly at Sunrise porcelain triangle link, jump ring, second piece of chain from step one, jump ring and the loop end of toggle. For help with jump rings, visit the handy tips section of the learning center.

Step three:
Use nippers to cut a piece of ZambaPro™ 49.019 jewelry wire to match the length of one length of chain plus approximately 1 1/2 inches. Finish one end of the strand with an antique copper-plated pewter fancy crimp end. Do this by threading the wire into the crimp end, then clamp down the center of the crimp end with chain nose pliers. String eight of the 6mm Druk turquoise luster beads onto the strand, and finish the end with another crimp end. Connect your strand to one side of the bracelet so it lies next to the link chain. Repeat this process and attach your second turquoise strand to the other side of the link chain.

Step four:
Repeat step three for the other side of the bracelet.
Approximate size: 7 1/2 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Druk Bead 6mm Turquoise Luster (50pc Pack) (DRUKS-LS-TUR6, qty 1)
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR08, qty 4)
Antique Copper-Plated 5+1 Round and Twisted Rectangle Link Chain (BCACH39, qty 1)
Small Dragonfly at Sunrise Porcelain Triangle Link � Raintree (FIND-0006, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Round Triangle Toggle (BCA-TOG06, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 1.4 Fancy Crimp End (PCA-CREND002, qty 8)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Druk Bead 6mm Turquoise Luster (50pc Pack)
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
$3.57 $2.99$3.37 $2.83$3.18 $2.67
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Antique Copper-Plated Round Triangle Toggle Clasp
Code: BCA-TOG06
Loop 19x16mm, Bar 25mm 
$2.59 $1.89$2.44 $1.78$2.30 $1.67
JBB 1.4mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PCA-CREND002
Length 7mm, Width 3mm, Inside Diameter 1mm 
$0.53 $0.31$0.49 $0.29$0.46 $0.27

Alternate Components

Druk Bead 6mm Cobalt AB (50pc Pack)
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
$2.28 $1.91$2.15 $1.80$2.02 $1.69

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63

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