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Groovy Flower Bracelet Tutorial

Materials

1 14mm cast metal ring
1 clasp
18cm chain
4 19x13mm cast metal leaf petal charms
4 cast metal bead caps
8 head pins with ball
24 head pins
18 6mm jump rings

8 20mm printed shell beads
8 6mm Czech fire-polish snake skin effect fuchsia
8 6mm Czech fire-polish snake skin effect lime
8 6mm Czech fire-polish snake skin effect Turquoise
4 10x12mm Resin Rhinestone bead

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Create the following beaded-dangles
A: Eight shell beaded-dangles (using head pin with ball): One 20mm printed shell bead
B: Eight fuchsia snake-skin beaded-dangle (using 20mm head pin): One 6mm fuchsia Czech fire-polish snake-skin beaded dangle
C: Eight turquoise snake-skin beaded-dangle (using 20mm head pin): One 6mm lime Czech fire-polish snake-skin beaded dangle
D: Eight lime snake-skin beaded-dangle (using 20mm head pin): One 6mm turquoise Czech fire-polish snake-skin beaded dangle
E: Four rhinestone beaded-dangle (using 20mm head pin): One bead cap and one resin rhinestone 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 and forming a loop

2.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.

3. 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 shell beaded-dangles(step 1A), one fuchsia snake-skin beaded-dangle (step 1B), one turquoise snake-skin beaded-dangle (step 1C) and one lime snake-skin beaded-dangle (step 1D)

LINK 3: One rhinestone beaded-dangle (step 1E)

LINK 5: Same as link 1

LINK 7: One charm

Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 7 three more times to complete the bracelet.