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Beach Charm Wrapped Bracelet

Perfect bracelet for summer

Materials

22GA non-tarnish wire
4 6mm jump rings
8 4mm jump rings
1 hook
1 brass turtle charm
1 brass star fish
1 brass seahorse
1 brass sand dollar
5 head pins with ball
5 10mm Czech fire-polish sapphire beads
5 blown glass beads
5 bugle beads
5 6mm Czech fire-polish beads
Flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Step 1 – Creating the first beaded connector
Thread on your 22ga wire a blown glass bead. Bend your wire at a 90 degree 7mm from end and create a simple loop. Push your bead so it sits on the newly created loop; cut your wire 7mm from the bead and create a simple loop.

Step 2 – Creating the beaded bracelet base
Thread on your 22ga wire a 10mm fire-polish. Bend your wire at a 90 degree 7mm from end and create a simple loop. Push your bead so it sits on the newly created loop; cut your wire 7mm from the bead. Start to create a simple loop but before you close thread through the blown glass connector created in the last step.
Continue to create your chain using the blown glass bead and fire-polish bead alternatively until your chain has in total ten beads. Then finish the last connector with a simple loop.

Step 3 – Wrapping the beads with wire
Cut a 7cm length of 22ga wire. On the bottom loop of the first bead start wrapping the end of the wire twice around; then bring the wire around the bead to the other side wrapping around the top of the bead. On the other side of the bead bring the wire back down wrapping the wire a few times to secure. Trim excess wire .
Check that the wire ends are finished flushed.
Repeat until every bead on your chain has been wrapped

Step 4 -Creating the beaded dangles
Thread on a your head pin a 6mm Czech fire-polish bead, trim the head pin 7mm from the top of the bead and create a simple loop. Repeat four more times so you have in total 5 blue fire-polish dangles
Step 5 – Attach the beaded dangles
Cut a 2.2cm length of the 22ga wire. Thread a bugle bead. Make sure it sits in the middle. On one end start to create a simple loop but before you close thread through the top loop of one of a beaded dangle (step 4)
Lay your bracelet base flat in front of you. Start to create a simple loop on the end of the wire with the threaded bugle before you close thread through the loop between the first and the second bead of your beaded bracelet base.
Repeat this step attaching dangle between alternative beaded connectors on your bracelet base. Use the picture as a guide.

Step 6 – Adding the charms
Thread your turtle brass charm through a 4mm jump ring and close the jump ring. Thread the jump ring through another 4mm jump ring and before closing attach between the 2nd and 3rd bead of your beaded bracelet base.
Use the picture as a guide to attach your charms. Use a jump ring to hang the charm and then another jump ring to attach the charm.

Step 7 – Adding the clasp
On one end of your beaded bracelet base thread a 6mm jump ring through the last beaded connectors simple loop. Thread another 6mm jump ring through the last one and finish by threading a further 6mm jump ring (If you need to make your bracelet bigger just add more jump rings on this side)
On the other side of the bead bracelet base thread a 6mm jump ring through the last beaded loop and before closing thread through the hook.