Retired - Bahama Breeze Set

PROJECT S3003
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
With it's bright silver plated sea-inspired charms and green Czech fire polish beads, this pretty set is reminiscent of a sunny day at the beach.
Instructions
These instructions will make a finished bracelet that is approximately 7" 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 to allow for crimping, 3� for each side. You will also be crimping wire for your earrings. Each earring uses 4� of wire. Add an additional 6� of wire to allow for crimping, 3� for each side. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To begin your bracelet, cut 13" of silver plated wire with your flush cutters and string the tip through a crimp bead.
  2. String on your clasp then loop the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull snug so that you have a small loop. You want a short tail of about 3 inches of wire. Crimp the crimp bead.
  3. Now string on your Czech fire polished green beads onto your wire in an assorted mix. After you have strung several beads, thread the short tail of your beading wire through 2 or 3 beads and then trim off the excess.
  4. Once you've strung on all your beads, take the end of your wire and string it through another crimp bead. Add a jump ring and loop the wire back into the crimp bead and through a few more adjacent beads.
  5. Using your crimp pliers, crimp your crimp bead. Snip off any excess beading wire with your flush cutters.
  6. Use your pliers to add a crimp bead cover over your crimp beads.
  7. Next, open up a jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide on your anchor charm. Don't close your jump ring quite yet.
  8. Measure the half way point on your bracelet (mine is at about 3.5�), slip on your jump ring and close it with your chain nose pliers. Your charm should now be dangling off of the middle of your bracelet.
  9. Your bracelet is now ready.
  10. Now you can begin on your earring. Open up two jump rings with your chain nose pliers and link them onto the bottom loops on either side of your strand reducer connector. Close your jump rings.
  11. Next, cut another 7� of wire with your flush cutters. String on a crimp bead then string through one of your jump rings and loop your wire back into your crimp bead. With your crimping pliers crimp your crimp bead.
  12. Now string on 24 beads in an assorted mix.
  13. Thread the short tail of your beading wire through the first 2 or 3 beads that you strung and then snip off the excess.
  14. When you are done stringing on your beads, add on another crimp bead, loop your wire through the second jump ring and back into your crimp bead .
  15. Using your crimping pliers, crimp your crimp bead.
  16. Add a crimp bead cover to both of your crimp beads.
  17. Now open up a jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide on your shell charm. Do not close your jump ring quite yet.
  18. Take your open jump ring and slide it through the loop in the middle of your connector. Close the jump ring with your pliers.
  19. Next open up the loop on the bottom of your earring hook (how you would a jump ring) with your pliers and slide it through the loop at the top of your connector. Close the loop on your hook back up.
  20. Your earring is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-67833 - Beadalon Wire Satin Silver 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 33 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1530 - Silver Plated Ornate Triple Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6926 - Nunn Design Silver Plated Mussel Shell Charm 25.5mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-8031 - Antiqued Silver Plated Anchor With Rope Charm 17x15mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3463 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Ever Green Mix' (100)
    Project uses 90 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3025 - Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4715 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1210 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
    Project uses 6 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients XCR-67833, FCO-1530, PND-6926, PND-8031, BCP-3463, FJR-5150, FEA-3025, FCL-4715, FCR-1210, FCR-1053,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. 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
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.45 / Package | SKU: XCR-67833
Silver Plated Ornate Triple Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FCO-1530
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Earring Findings, Long Elegant Hooks 25mm, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-3025
Lobster Clasps, Curved 12mm, 6 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FCL-4715
Beadalon Crimp Beads, 1.3mm, 95 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 95 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: FCR-1210
Crimp Bead Covers, 3mm, 144 Pieces, Silver Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.45 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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