Retired - Desert Riches Bracelet

PROJECT B8044
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bold gemstone bracelet is surprisingly easy to assemble, with dozens of tiny turquoise and labradorite rondelles dangling ready-made on ball headpins. Wire-wrapped onyx beads are interspersed for contrast, with an elegant Austrian crystal Elements disc clasp.
Instructions

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.

These instructions will make a 6 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of onyx beads and gemstone chain sections you use. Note: for a longer bracelet, you will need to purchase more gemstone chain.
  1. Begin by using flush cutters to cut three 0.5 inch lengths of turquoise gemstone chain and two 0.5 inch lengths of labradorite gemstone chain. Set aside.
  2. Next, cut 2 inches of 24 gauge wire and make a wrapped wire loop. Latch the loop onto the end link of one of your turquoise gemstone chains. Close the wrap.
  3. Slide on one onyx bead and make another wrapped wire loop, latching the loop onto the end link of one of your labradorite gemstone chains. Close the wrap.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to connect a total of three turquoise chains alternating with two labradorite chains, with four onyx beads wire wrapped in between each section (see photo for reference).
  5. To attach your clasp, cut 2 inches of wire and make a wrapped wire loop, sliding on the outermost link of the turquoise chain on one side of your bracelet. Close the wrap.
  6. Onto your wire, slide one onyx bead. Then make another wrapped wire loop and slide on the loop on one side of your clasp. Close the wrap.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to attach the other side of your clasp on the opposite end of your bracelet. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPOX-06 - Jet Black Glass Simulated Onyx 6mm Round Beads / 16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-1367 - Gold Vermeil Wire Wrapped Gemstone Chain, Labradorite Rondelles 3mm, 1 Inch, Grey
    Project uses 1.5 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHX-1368 - Gold Vermeil Wire Wrapped Gemstone Chain, Blue Turquoise Rondelles 3mm, 1 Inch, Teal
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • WCR-4598 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4844 - 23K Gold Plated Box Clasp - Disk Shaped With Austrian crystal 12mm Diameter (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 10 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Summer, Special Occasion
Ingredients SPOX-06, CHX-1367, CHX-1368, WCR-4598, FCL-4844,

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.
Glass Beads, Simulated Onyx, Round 6mm, Jet Black (16 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SPOX-06
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, Gold Color (10 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: WCR-4598
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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