Retired - A Lilac Afternoon Bracelet

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
With cultured pearls in shades of purple and a flower blossom pendant, this bracelet will add the perfect touch of feminine flair to your outfit.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

You will need a small paint brush and a scrap of paper for this project as well as some type of non-stick work mat or a work space that you can get paint on. Watch the videos on How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze and How to Use Eurotool's Europunch Pliers for this project. These instructions will make a finished bracelet that is approximately 9" long. Measure your wrist and cut your wire shorter or longer to adjust the length. Be sure to include at least 6 additional inches of wire (per length) to allow for crimping, three inches for each side.
  1. You will begin by making your flower blossom pendant focal. Take your purple patina and add a few drops onto a scrap of paper. Using your paint brush, dab on the purple patina, covering your flower pendant.
  2. Wash your brush immediately.
  3. Once your stamping is almost dry (do not let it sit for very long), take your relief block and using the side, start sanding the raised areas of your stamping to show off the detail of the flower.
  4. Next, position your pendant on your work space with its hole at a horizontal. Take your Europunch and punch a hole on the opposite side of the pendant, placing your hole in the same location as the one that is on the pendant already.
  5. Next, cut two lengths of 10 inches of wire with your flush cutters.
  6. Take one length of wire and slide on one crimp bead, then slide your wire through one of the holes on one side of your flower pendant, then slide your wire back through your crimp bead.
  7. With your crimping pliers, crimp your crimp bead. Snip off the short tail with your flush cutters. Tip: Normally you would also want to take your short tail and feed it through several adjacent beads but because these are pearls, the beading wire will only go through the pearl hole once.
  8. Now string on your pearls to make an ombre effect, in this order: 3 Fuchsia pearls, 3 Purple pearls and 10 Heliotrope pearls. Remember to use your bead stopper when you need to.
  9. Add on another crimp bead onto your wire and slide it through the loop on one side of your magnetic clasp and loop it back into the crimp bead. Crimp your crimp bead and snip off excess wire.
  10. Take 2 crimp covers and place them onto the crimp beads on either end. With your chain nose pliers, carefully tighten and close the bead covers onto your crimp beads.
  11. Repeat this full process to make the other side of your bracelet.
  12. Your bracelet is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-69513 - Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 19 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6818 - Beadsmith Silver Plated Flat Round Magnetic Clasps 8mm Diameter (2 Sets)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • PEV-26 - Heliotrope Purple Cultured Nugget Pearls 4-8mm (16 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PEV-28 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PEV-27 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1210 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7313 - Vintaj Arte Metal Blooming Flower Rose Pendant 38mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9069 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Purple Opalite - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-69513, FCL-6818, FCR-1210, FCR-1053,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 19 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-69513
The Beadsmith Magnetic Clasps, Flat Round 8mm, Silver Plated (2 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$4.70 / Package | SKU: FCL-6818
Beadalon Crimp Beads, 1.3mm, Silver Plated (95 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 95 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-1210
Crimp Bead Covers, 3mm, Silver Tone (144 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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