Strands of Sparkle Bracelet
Designer: Kathy Mannix
This organic waxed cotton and brass bracelet sparkles with tear drop Swarovski crystals.
- Make 16 dangles. 16 tear drop crystals (SWC-99952 & SWC-99953) with 26 gauge brass wire (WCR-4226). Set aside.
Cut 4 pieces of the waxed cotton cord (XCR-4154) 16 inches in length. Thread the cord through the center of the cosmic ring (SWC-9018). Fold all 4 pieces of cord in half. Thread all 8 pieces of cord through the jump ring (FJR-5395). Slide the jump ring all the way to the end until it meets the cosmic crystal ring (See Photo).
There is no specific pattern to this design. I threaded a small crimp (flatten with chain nose pliers) and sometimes a large brass spacer bead (BMB-4274) and then one of the dangles in either color, then another small crimp (flatten). There is no specific spacing between each small crimp. The dangles will move freely between the two flatten crimps (See Photo). Randomly thread all 16 dangles and 20 spacer beads onto the 8 strands of cord (See Photo).
Divide the 8 pieces of cord in half. Cut all 8 strands to 6 and 3/4 inches in length.
Place 4 strands of cord in the fold over crimp (FCR-1469). Fold one side of the crimp over with a pair of duck bill pliers (XTL-5513). Now fold over the other side. Squeeze down tightly with your duck bill pliers to make sure the ends are secure. Repeat these steps for the other 4 strands of cord.
Open the small jump ring (FJR-5347). Link the jump ring onto both loops of the fold over crimps. Close the jump ring.
Open the loop at the bottom of the brass clasp (FCL-4656). Link the clasp onto the small jump ring. Close the loop. You're finished!
Please refer to photo for more detailed information about this project.
Tip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.
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