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Vintage Brass Fairy Bracelet

Materials

1 hook clasp
3 Brass fairy charms (old Trinity Brass stock)
22 head pins
6 6mm jump rings
4 10mm jump rings
25cm 20ga wire

4 14mm Czech flat flower bead
3 6x9mm Czech flower five point bell beads
3 5x6mm Czech baby bell flower bead
1 12x9mm Czech bell large flower bead
7 4x6mm Crystal rondelle bead – tanzanite
4 4x6mm Crystal rondelle bead – opaque purple
4 4x6mm Crystal rondelle bead – crystal ab

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-dangles using head pins
A: Seven tanzanite beaded-dangle: One 4x6mm tanzanite purple crystal rondelle bead
B: Four opaque mauve beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm opaque mauve crystal rondelle bead
C: Four crystal beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead
D: Three mauve flower beaded-dangles: One 6x9mm mauve flower cup bead
E: Three crystal flower beaded-dangles: One 5x6mm crystal flower cup bead
F: One large flower beaded-dangles (can use wrapped loop): One 12x9mm bell flower bead
Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then either finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop or a round loop.

2 You are going to create a beaded-connector using the coil of wire, beads and cast metal rings. Work straight from the coil of wire as this eliminates a lot of waste. Take your 20ga wire and thread one 14mm flat . Take the end of the wire and measure a 2cm tail and create a wrapped loop. Sit the threaded bead on the newly created loop and then sit the tip of your round-nose pliers on top of the bead and finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat this step three more times so you have in total four beaded-connectors.

3 Take one of the brass fairy and with round nose pliers grab the tip of the fairies feet, position it 1cm away from the tip (picture step 3A) and gently curl up the pliers (picture step 3B) making sure the tip of the feet meet the body to create a closed loop. Repeat this step two more times.

4 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread one beaded-connector from step 2 and the top of one fairy charm. *Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread the curled bottom of the fairy charm. Before closing thread on the right side of the jump ring one 1A crystal beaded-dangle, one 1D mauve flower beaded-dangle & 1A tanzanite beaded-dangle. Now thread on the left side of the jump ring one 1A tanzanite beaded-dangle, one crystal flower beaded-dangle & 1B opaque mauve beaded-dangle. Before closing the jump ring thread one beaded-connector from step 2**.

5 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom of the beaded-connector and one new fairy charm. Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread the curled bottom of the fairy charm. Before closing thread on the right side of the jump ring one 1A tanzanite beaded-dangle, one crystal flower beaded-dangle & 1B opaque mauve beaded-dangle. Now thread on the left side A crystal beaded-dangle, one 1D mauve flower beaded-dangle & 1A tanzanite beaded-dangle. Before closing the jump ring thread one beaded-connector from step 2.

6 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom of the last beaded-connector and repeat from * to ** in step 4.

7 Take one 6mm jump ring and attach to the open end of the last beaded-connector. Now take two more jump rings and create a chain by joining them to the last 6mm jump ring. Now take one last 6mm jump ring and thread one 1A tanzanite beaded-dangle and attach to the jump ring chain.

8 Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread to the open end of the bracelet (the loop on the first beaded-connector), one 1A tanzanite beaded-dangle, one 1F large flower beaded-dangle, one 1B opaque mauve beaded-dangle and one hook.