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Christmas Charm Bracelet 2016

Materials

1 clasp
17cm 7x5x1.5mm brass oval chain
2 15x12mm cast metal charm snowflake oval small
2 12x9mm cast metal charm star mini hollow
1 24x14mm cast metal charm Christmas tree elegant
1 25x19mm cast metal charm snowflake
1 26x21mm cast metal charm Santa chimney
8 18x13mm cast metal settings
4 eye pins
60 head pins
22 6mm jump rings
1 10mm jump ring

15 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads red
15 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads green
8 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads opaque red
7 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads green
8 8mm Howlite round beads green
7 8mm Howlite round beads red
4 8mm Imperial Crystal cube beads

8 18x13mm Christmas cabochons (random mix)

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Take eight cabochon and eight settings. Glue a cabochon to each setting.

STEP 2 Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Sixteen small red beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm red crystal rondelle bead
B: Sixteen small green beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm green crystal rondelle bead
C: Eight medium red beaded-dangles: One 6x8mm red crystal rondelle bead
D: Seven medium green beaded-dangles: One 6x8mm green crystal rondelle bead
E: Eight round green beaded-dangles: One 8mm green round bead
F: Seven round red beaded-dangles: One 8mm red round bead

NOTE: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then trimming the head pin 1cm from the last bead. Then take your round-nose pliers and form a loop on the end.

STEP 3 Take four eye pins, four crystal cube beads, two mini star charms and two small oval snowflake charms. Place a bead on each eye pin and trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Gently undo the loop and thread a charm and securely close the loop. Now take four 6mm jump rings and attach a jump ring to the top of each eye pin.

STEP 4 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of the 17cm length of chain and attach the clasp. Take one 10mm jump ring and attach to the other end of the chain.

STEP 5 Attach the charms and beaded-dangles to the bracelet base by using 6mm jump rings in the following order (start on the first link next to the jump ring attaching the clasp and keep adding charms every second link). Thread the items on one jump ring then thread the link before closing the ring.

LINK 1: One setting (step 1), one small red beaded-dangle (step 2A), one small green beaded-dangle (step 2B), one medium red beaded-dangle (step 2c) and one round green beaded-dangle (step 2E)
LINK 3: One crystal cube bead w/star (step 3 – thread top jump ring), one small red beaded-dangle, one small green beaded-dangle, medium green beaded-dangle (step 2d) and one round red beaded-dangle (step 2F)
LINK 5: Same as link 1
LINK 7: One metal charm, one small red beaded-dangle, one small green beaded-dangle, medium green beaded-dangle and one round red beaded-dangle
LINK 9: Same as link 1
LINK 11: Same as link 3 but thread crystal cube bead w/snowflake
LINK 13: Same as link 1
LINK 15: same as link 7

Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 13 to finish the bracelet.