Monday, July 20, 2009

Free Beading Pattern: Aqua Treasure Bracelet

Here's a fun charm bracelet that's perfect for summer! Assemble an eye-catching collection of treasures: pearls, crystals, ceramic beads and metallic components create a delightful mélange.


Aqua Treasure Bracelet




• Materials & Tools •

• 5 aqua 20mm shell disk beads

• 6 aqua/brown 10mm ceramic lentils

• 6 silver stardust 12mm disk bangles

• 6 gray 8x9mm potato freshwater pearls

• 6 gray 5x6mm rice freshwater pearls

• 6 Pacific opal 6mm crystals

• 6 Pacific opal 4mm crystals

• 12 black diamond 4mm crystals

• .018" diameter Satin Silver Beadalon 7

• Silver Elongated Cable Chain

• 6 silver Pinch Bails

• 17 silver Head Pins

• 6 silver Eye Pins

• 12 silver 4mm Jump Rings

• 18 silver #1 Crimp Beads

• Silver Lobster Clasp

• Crimping Tool

• Round Nose Pliers

• Chain Nose Pliers

• Wire Nipper

• Instructions •

1. Cut a 7" length of Elongated Cable Chain.

2. Open the first link on the chain and connect it to a Lobster Clasp.

3. Pass a Head Pin through a black diamond crystal, leave ½" and make a basic loop. Attach it to the first link on the Cable Chain. Make five more identical dangles and attach them to the following links on the Cable Chain: 7, 13, 19, 25, 31

4. Pass an Eye Pin through a potato pearl and make a basic loop. Attach one loop to a stardust disk. Connect the dangle to the second link on the Cable Chain. Make five more dangles and attach them to the following links on the Cable Chain: 8, 14, 20, 26, 32.

5. Pass a Head Pin through a black diamond crystal and a lentil and make a wrapped loop to connect the dangle to the third link on the Cable Chain. Repeat for the following links on the Cable Chain: 9, 15, 21, 27, 33.

6. Cut a 2" length of Beadalon 7 and pass it through the fourth link on the Cable Chain. Hold the wire ends together and pass them through a Crimp Bead. Crimp it. String a 4mm Pacific opal onto one wire end and attach a Crimp Bead to hold it in place. String a rice pearl onto the other end and attach a Crimp Bead to hold it in place. Repeat for the following links on the Cable Chain: 10, 16, 22, 28, 34.

7. Attach a Pinch Bail to each 6mm Pacific opal crystal. Connect two Jump Rings together and attach one to the Pinch Bail loop; repeat for each Pinch Bail dangle. Attach one dangle to each of the following links on the Cable Chain: 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35.

8. Pass a Head Pin through an aqua disk and make a wrapped loop to connect it to the sixth link on the Cable Chain. Repeat for the following links on the Cable Chain: 12, 18, 24, 30.

9. To fasten the bracelet, connect the Lobster Clasp to the last link on the Cable Chain.

- Katie Hacker for Beadalon

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