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Versailles Bracelet

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Versailles Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

A bride on her wedding day needs accessories that speak to her sparkling personality. This beautiful bracelet is easy to DIY but looks like fine jewelry fit for a queen! It also makes a sweet way to add some color to your bridal look. Discover more inspiration for wedding jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 12 inches long. Add a Bead Stopper to one end.

Step two:
Thread the jewelry wire through the top hole of one Swarovski SS29 XILION gold-plated 2-hole setting in Crystal. Then, thread the jewelry wire through the end hole of a TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter 3 hole spacer bar. Repeat 14 times, then add one more Crystal setting. Put a Bead Stopper on the end of the wire.

Step three:
Cut another length of jewelry wire the same length. Add one end to the first Bead Stopper. Thread this jewelry wire through the bottom holes of the crystals and center holes of the spacer bars. Secure the end of the jewelry wire in the second Bead Stopper.

Step four:
Cut another piece of jewelry wire the same length as the first two. Secure the end in the first Bead Stopper. Thread the wire through the top hole of a Swarovski SS29 XILION gold-plated 2-hole setting in Pacific Opal. Then, string the wire through the last hole of the first spacer bar on your strands. Repeat this step, adding Pacific Opal settings between the spacer bars. Add one last Pacific Opal crystal after the last spacer bar.

Step five:
Slide a Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped pearl in Cream onto a gold-filled 1.5-inch head pin, followed by a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Vintage Rose. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads. Cover the loop with a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. The loop needs to be small enough to fit inside the closed crimp cover and the cover needs to be very close the wire of the loop. Note that the crimp cover will not close completely. Repeat this step 14 times for a total of 15 pearl dangles.

Step six:
Cut another piece of jewelry wire the same length as the first three. Secure the end in the first Bead Stopper. Thread the strand through the bottom hole of the first Pacific Opal crystal.

Step seven:
Slide the fourth strand of jewelry wire through the crimp cover on one of your pearl dangles. Make sure it goes through the simple loop on the head pin, as well as the crimp cover.

Step eight:
Thread the jewelry wire through the next Pacific Opal crystal and add a pearl dangle to the wire. Repeat to add a pearl dangle between all of the Pacific Opal crystals.

Step nine:
To adjust the length of the bracelet, add crystals to the ends of the bracelet. We added one more set of crystals to each end. Our bracelet is a size 6 1/2.

Step ten:
Add a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to the top row of jewelry wire, followed by a 14/20 gold-filled 3mm closed jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover. Learn how to use crimp covers here.

Step eleven:
Add a crimp tube to the second row of jewelry wire and then bring it through the same closed jump ring attached to the first row. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. You won't be able to use the crimp tool since it's so close to the other components. Instead, use a pair of pliers to flatten the crimp, then two pairs to bend the crimp in half and fold it. Add a crimp cover to hide the crimp.

Step twelve:
Repeat steps ten and eleven for the third and fourth rows of jewelry wire.

Step thirteen:
Remove the included jump rings on the gold-filled 2-strand filigree pearl clasp and replace with gold-filled 14K 3.9mm open jump rings. For help opening and closing jump rings, see this video tutorial

Step fourteen:
Connect one jump ring on one half of the clasp to the closed jump ring on the Crystal row of the bracelet. Connect the other jump ring to the closed jump ring on the Pacific Opal row of the bracelet. Repeat on the other side of the bracelet with the other half of the clasp.
Approximate Size: Size 6 1/2
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Mini Bead Stopper 8pc Pack (BEADSTPRMINI)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Mighty Crimper (TOOL-118)
List of Components:
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Crystal (17704GH2-CRY29, qty 18)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Pacific Opal (17704GH2-POP29, qty 18)
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Spacer Bar (RB-3146, qty 15)
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Cream (5821-CRM11, qty 15)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Vintage Rose (5000-VRO4, qty 15)
Gold-Filled 2-Strand Filigree Pearl Clasp (GF-PC04, qty 1)
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin (GF-HP150-025, qty 15)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 23)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 8)
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .150 inches (0.9 x 3.9mm) (GF-OJR35-A, qty 4)
14/20 GF Closed Jump Ring(.76x3mm) (GF-CJR-MA, qty 4)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes White Opal (17704GH2-WOP29)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Rose Water Opal (17704GH2-RWO29)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Aquamarine (17704GH2-AQU29)
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Pearl White (5821-WHITE11)
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Light Creamrose (5821-CRMROLT11)
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Creamrose (5821-CRMRO11)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal (5000-RWO4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Bead Light Silk (5000-LSK4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Pacific Opal (5000-POP4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Crystal
Code: 17704GH2-CRY29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.81 $0.60$0.75 $0.56$0.70 $0.52
Qty>
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Pacific Opal
Code: 17704GH2-POP29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.87 $0.65$0.82 $0.61$0.76 $0.57
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Spacer Bar
Code: RB-3146
Length 2.5mm, Width 11.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.77 $0.65$0.73 $0.62$0.68 $0.57
Qty>
Swarovski 5821 11 x 8mm Pear-Shaped Crystal Pearl Cream
Code: 5821-CRM11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.01 $0.75$0.94 $0.70$0.89 $0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Vintage Rose
Code: 5000-VRO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22
Qty>
Gold-Filled 2-Strand Filigree Pearl Clasp
Code: GF-PC04
Length 11.4mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.65 $9.37$10.11 $8.89$9.60 $8.44
Qty>
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin
Code: GF-HP150-025
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.59 $0.46$0.54 $0.42$0.49 $0.38
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .150 inches (0.9 x 3.9mm)
Code: GF-OJR35-A
Diameter 3.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.37 $0.30$0.34 $0.27$0.32 $0.26
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Closed Jump Ring (.76 x 3mm)
Code: GF-CJR-MA
Diameter 3mm, 20 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.41 $0.34$0.38 $0.32$0.35 $0.29
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes White Opal
Code: 17704GH2-WOP29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.87 $0.65$0.82 $0.61$0.76 $0.57
Qty>
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Rose Water Opal
Code: 17704GH2-RWO29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.87 $0.65$0.82 $0.61$0.76 $0.57
Qty>
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Gold-Plated Setting 2-Holes Aquamarine
Code: 17704GH2-AQU29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.87 $0.65$0.82 $0.61$0.76 $0.57
Qty>
Swarovski 5821 11 x 8mm Pear-Shaped Crystal Pearl White
Code: 5821-WHITE11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.01 $0.75$0.94 $0.70$0.89 $0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5821 11 x 8mm Pear-Shaped Crystal Pearl Light Creamrose
Code: 5821-CRMROLT11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.01 $0.75$0.94 $0.70$0.89 $0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5821 11 x 8mm Pear-Shaped Crystal Pearl Creamrose
Code: 5821-CRMRO11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.01 $0.75$0.94 $0.70$0.89 $0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal
Code: 5000-RWO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Bead Light Silk
Code: 5000-LSK4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Pacific Opal
Code: 5000-POP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22
Qty>

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
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Qty>
Mini Bead Stopper 8pc Pack
Code: BEADSTPRMINI
Sale Price: $4.93
Price: $6.49
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Mighty Crimper
Code: TOOL-118
Sale Price: $13.16
Price: $15.67
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