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Dragonfly Charm Bracelet - Spring

Materials

18cm chain
1 clasp
1 11mm cast metal twisted ring
2 cast metal charms (dragonfly & flower)
4 rhinestone dragonfly charms
2 16mm settings
24 4mm daisy spacers
24 6mm jump rings
24 head pins
2 16mm altered-art cabochon

8 8mm Imperial Crystal round facetted Beads – Pink
8 Lucite-style 10mm flower cup beads – Pink
8 Lucite-style 13mm daisy beads – Pink
8 Lucite-style star flower beads – Pink

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Take two 16mm settings and two 16mm cabochons. Using your jewelers glue (E6000 or similar) fix the cabochons to the settings.

2. Take twenty-four heads pins, twenty-four daisy spacers beads, eight lucite-style 10mm flower cups beads, eight lucite-style 13mm daisy beads and eight lucite-style 17mm star flower beads. Create beaded-dangle by placing on each head pin one daisy spacer and one lucite-style flower bead, trimming 1cm from the last bead and forming a loop.

3. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap and 8mm crystal round bead. Trim 1cm from the last bead and form a loop. Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the loop. Repeat this step seven more times so you have in total eight round beaded-dangles.

4.Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of the 18cm length of chain and attach the clasp. Take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the 11mm cast metal twisted ring to the other end.

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). Cluster all the items on one jump ring for each link.
LINK 1: One lucite-style flower cup beaded-dangle (step 1), one lucite-style daisy beaded-dangle (step 1), one lucite-style star beaded-dangle (step 1) and one round beaded-dangle (threading the attach jump ring)
LINK 3: One dragonfly charm
LINK 5: Same as link 1
LINK 7: One setting (step 1)
LINK 9: Same as link 1
LINK 11: One dragonfly charm
LINK 13: Same as link 1
LINK 15: One charm
Repeat the sequence from link one to link fifteen one more times to complete the bracelet.