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Lotus Flower Charm Bracelet

Materials

1 brass heart lobster clasp
1 11mm cast metal twisted ring
18cm brass oval chain
4 cast metal charm
25 6mm jump rings
24 head pins with ball
19 head pins
24 bead caps

24 9mm coral carved lotus flower beads
15 8x6mm crystal rondelles vintage eggshell
4 8x10mm Imperial Crystal clear

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Create the following beaded-dangles.
A: 24 lotus flower beaded-dangles – Head pin with ball, one lotus flower bead and one bead cap.
B: 15 egg-shell bbeaded-dangles- Normal head pin and one egg shell 8x6mm rondelle crystal bead
C: 4 large beaded-dangles – Normal head pin and one 8x6mm rondelle crystal 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 8 of the newly created flower beaded-connectors (step 1A) and 8 6mm jump rings. Attach a 6mm jump ring to each beaded-connector.

3. 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.

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 flower beaded-connector on a jump ring (step 2), two lotus flower beaded-connectors (step 1A) and one egg-shell beaded-connector (step 1B)
LINK 3: One charm one egg-shell beaded-connector (step 1B)
LINK 5: Same as link 1
LINK 7: One large beaded-connector (step 1c) and two egg-shell beaded-connector (step 1B)

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