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Creative Beading Dreaming of Flowers Bracelet

As seen in Creative Beading Magazine 2014

Materials

1 cast metal toggle leaf clasp
18cm 7x5mm brass oval chain
22 6mm jump rings
4 cast metal charms
4 8mm cast metal daisy spacers
12 4mm cast metal daisy spacers
4 6mm cast metal bead caps
40 head pins
24 6x4mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
19 4mm Imperial Crystal bicones
4 8x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
4 30mm acrylic Lucite-Style pansy flower bead
4 16mm acrylic Lucite-Style flat flower bead
12 13mm acrylic Lucite-Style daisy flower bead

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Create the following beaded dangles
A Four rondelle beaded-dangles: One bead cap and one 8x6mm rondelle bead
B Twelve long beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm rondelle bead, one daisy spacer and one 4x6mm rondelle bead
C Four flat flower beaded-dangles: One bicone bead and one 16mm Lucite-stle flat flower bead
D Twelve daisy flower beaded-dangles: One 4mm bicone bead and one 14mm Lucite-style daisy flower
E Four pansy flower beaded-dangles: One bicone bead, one 8mm daisy spacer and one 30mm pansy flower

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 and forming a loop

2. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread three Twelve long beaded-dangles (step 1b). Repeat this step three more times.

3. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of the 18cm length of chain and attach the leaf section of the toggle clasp. Take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the toggle bar to the other end.

4. 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). Cluster all the items on one jump ring for each link.

LINK 1: One rondelle beaded-dangles (1A) & one flat flower beaded-dangles (1C)
LINK 3: Three daisy flower beaded-dangles (1D)
LINK 5: Jump ring with the three long beaded-dangles threaded (step 2) and one flower beaded-dangles (1E)
LINK 7: One charm

Repeat from link one to link seven three more times to complete the bracelet.