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Peacock Charm Bracelet

Materials

1 14mm cast metal ring
1 heart clasp
18cm chain
8 fits 16mm settings
2 charms
6 bead caps
18 head pins
17 6mm jump rings

8 16mm altered-art cabochons
4 10x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
12 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
2 10mm flat coin beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 – Glue the eight cabochons to the eight setting using glue

STEP 2 – Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Four large rondelle beaded-dangles: One bead cap and one 10x8mm rondelle bead
B: Two flat round beaded-dangles: One bead cap and one flat round bead
C: Twelve small rondelle beaded-dangles: One 6x4mm rondelle 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. Make sure your beaded-connectors are closed tightly so the end of the wire is flush/touching with the base of the loop.

STEP 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.

STEP 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 setting (step 1)

LINK 3: One large rondelle beaded-dangles (step 2A)

LINK 5: Same as link 1

LINK 7: One flat round beaded-dangles (step 2b) and three small rondelle beaded-dangles (step 2c)

LINK 9: Same as link 1

LINK 11: Same as link 3

LINK 13: Same as link 1

LINK 15: One charm and three small rondelle beaded-dangles

Repeat the sequence from link 1 to link 15 to complete the bracelet.