How to Make the Crystal Charm Bracelet with Tassel Kit

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Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Learn how to make this beautiful double strand bracelet with a crystal charm and tassel, an exclusive kit from Beadaholique.
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Hi, this is Julie with bracelet with tassel and this exclusive kit from you can see it has a really pretty pave-set crystals arm a nice tassel some fun alternating colored seed beads with noodle boobs so it's a really nice bracelet it comes in a variety of color ways we've got a pink and purple with gold a gold and black a silver and black and then we have this turquoise orange and silver and a pink purple and silver as well you'll notice that some of them have a hamsa hand charm and some have a crescent charm and then different color tassels as well I really quickly want to show you what this looks like on the hand so you see here we've got a nice magnetic clasp which makes it really easy to put on and then the noodle beads now this is a 7 inch bracelet and that's what I'm going to show you how to make in the video but it's very easy to make it larger and all you have to do is add extra seed beads which are included with the kit just to either side of the noodle bead I'm going to put this down and then I'm going to show you what you're going to receive when you purchase this exclusive kit so these ingredients here are for this bracelet you're going to get the seed beads so you're gonna get the turquoise the orange and the gold you're going to get two different jump rings different sizes you're going to get actually two pre-made tassels we're throwing in a second one just for fun put it on this bracelet or you put on another piece of jewelry for crimp tubes the magnetic clasp for crimp bead covers the charm and the two noodle beads as well as the beading wire so everything you need to make this bracelet now the tools do not come with the kit but they're really basic jewelry tools that most people have and they are going to be a crimping plier a flush cutter and just two pairs of chain nose pliers and that's all you're going to need so now I want to show you how to make this bracelet from start to finish so I'm going to set this guy's side and we're going to begin by unwinding our beading wire so you're going to receive one length of beading wire but it's going to be enough to make the two different strands of beads in this bracelet so let me show you how this is actually constructed before we begin so you've got the two strands but they're both anchored to the same loop on either side of your magnetic clasp and then the charm and the tassel are just added after with jump rings so go ahead and separate out your clasp we're going to take the beading wire and we're going to thread it through the loop so you might have a situation where your tools stick to your clasp but don't worry about that and show you how to get around it okay so we're going to take a crimp tube and feed it down our beading wire now we're going to thread that tail that went through the loop on the magnetic clasp through the crimp tube as well so we've made a nice little loop and we're going to pull it down towards the base at this point go ahead and crimp this crimp tube now to do that you're going to take your crimping pliers and you'll notice two notches on the pliers one is crescent-shaped and one is more oval-shaped you're going to start with a crescent shaped one to go ahead and squish your crimp tube so it'll end up as a bean shape or a crescent shape and then the other notch is going to go ahead and flatten your crimp tube out further so here let's do this and see that that magnetic clasp is sticking to the pliers what I find is best is to just go from the outside in and just hold the clasp to the side so it's sticking to the side but that's okay we have our crimp tube firmly in that notch and we're just going to squeeze and you'll see that it just turned that into a crescent shape so this is what we have and now we're going to set that Crescent on its side and put it into that notch towards the nose of your pliers and we're going to squeeze as well and that folded over the two halves of the crescent and it's secured your crimp tube so this is what you now have now we're going to string on some beads we want thirty-one beads on either side of the noodle bead so we're just starting with one here and we're going to start with the gold and the turquoise so I'm going to start with the turquoise and then string on a gold and another turquoise and another gold and we're going to do this until we have thirty-one beads I find it easiest to just string on a bunch of these and then go and count see how many we have so one two three four five six seven eight nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 so I had two extras slide those guys off now I want you to do is also take your tail that we have not trimmed yet and feed it through a few of the beads we're going to trim the tail at the end that is nice to get it fed through a couple extra bees just for an added measure of security there we go now we're going to string on one of our noodle beads and now we're going to go ahead and string another 31 beads on the other side okay I'm gonna count how many I have now so 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 so 28 29 30 and 31 and now we're going to need another crimp tube so we're going to go ahead and put it on at this time and we're also going to string on our other side of the clasp through that little loop and we're going to pull that down and you'll see the magnetic clasp goes even sticking to the noodle bead which is fine so now we're going to go ahead and take our beading wire and loop it back through the crimp tube and several adjacent beads so now important thing to keep in mind right now is you don't want to pull this beading wire too tight if I was to really pull it it would be too rigid so I want to make sure that this curve is nicely and it has some flexibility to it I'm just going to do that on my table is fine if the clasps come together at this point we've crimp that crimp tube but we haven't cut our tail yet you can just pull the beading wire so that makes a nice loop and I like that I like it to have a lot of flexibility so now I'm going to crimp this crimp tube in the same way I did the other one and this is actually a little bit easier because I have something to hold on to on both sides so I'm just going to crimp this same way now I'm ready to trim my tails so I'm just going to take the cutters trim the tail where it exits the bead and then I've got my beading wire from my next strand ready to go trim that beading wire and now I also want to take a look everything looks good and secure okay so this is what we've got so far now we do need to add our crimp bead covers you can either add them all at the end or you can add them as you go I'm going to put these two on right now so I've got my chain nose plier and the way you're going to put a crimp bead cover on is you grab it with the opening facing out and then you just go ahead and slip it over your crimp tube and squeeze and there we go now we have a nice gold bead and do that with the other side as well I don't have a good grip on that sometimes you just have to fiddle with it a little bit now we're ready to do our next round that one strand is complete so we've got the first strand complete and now we're just going to repeat that process to make the second strand so we're going to feed our beading wire through the loop on the magnetic clasp and we're also going to feed on a crimp tube pull it down towards the base take the tail of your beading wire and feed it through the crimp tube pull it down towards the base and we're just going to crimp it and rotate okay now we're ready to string our beads and you'll notice on this strand it's a little bit of a different pattern we're going to be doing turquoise gold orange gold turquoise gold orange gold and so forth until we have thirty-one beads again and again we want to start with the turquoise and end with the turquoise and of course you're going to get these beads in your kit you can definitely deviate from this pattern if you have another pattern you want to do if you want to block out the colors that would look really great too a lot of different things you can do with that this is just one suggestion on how you might string these beads if you want to make your project look like our examples so turquoise gold orange gold and turquoise gold orange gold and I'm just going to again string these on for awhile and then go back and count so I'm just going to count to see where I'm at I think I need a few more but we'll see 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 John 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 so 29 30 31 alright so now we're going to add our noodle bead and then we're going to add our additional beads now I'm going to go backwards with the orange one starting just so that each end matches so we'll go orange gold turquoise gold orange gold and so forth until again we end up with 31 29 30 31 and then our crimp tube slide that down and before I go any further I want to feed this tail through a few of these adjacent beads on this side I'm about to pull my strand tight where I won't have the opportunity to do this there we go pull all your beads down and then go ahead and lay out your bracelet so you want to try to make sure that you're looping this new strand on the same side of the original strand as you did on this end so you can see where this is coming out so I'm going to want to put my beading wire through this side of the loop versus on this side so I'm just going to do that okay feed it through go ahead loop back around and up through that crimp tube and several adjacent beads and pull it make sure it's not too stiff I'm sure it's got some nice flexibility to it and now we're going to crimp this crimp tube we can trim off our tails same way as before just where the tail is sticking out go ahead and trim it with your cutters so now what we need to do is we need to add our crimp covers so go ahead and pick them up again same ways before with that opening facing out isolate the crimp that you want to go ahead and put the cover over slide it over and squeeze okay now we're going to do the next one same way slide it over the crimp tube and squeeze it shut there we go so we are almost done so we've got our basic bracelet actually finished which is really nice all we have to do is add the tassel and the charm so I'm going to add this charm first and then I'm going to show you how to add a jump ring to these pre-made tassels and attach it to your bracelet to open a jump ring grab it on either side with your chain nose pliers with your two pairs so there's a slit in it and you want that facing up that's its opening and then you twist link on your charm via the loop and then just put your jump ring through the loop on one side of your clasp and twist that jump ring closed again now we have the tassel to do so the trick to the tassels I'm going to scute some of these beads out of the way so a little bit more working space here a little bit less distracting as you can see you have quite a few leftover beads so you can use these for another project or if you wanted to make that bracelet longer you could do that as well so the trick is you're going to keep the tassel on the strand and pull this Center wrapping down a little bit so you see how it's up high and here I just pulled it down I was very easy I just slid it down and at that point once the slip down you're going to cut the wire I set that down for man we're going to open up our jump ring and you can go ahead and open your jump ring ahead of time it might be a little bit easier oh you don't have to set the tassel down we're going to open the jump ring and now we're going to thread the jump ring through a little hole in the tassel that was left from where the wire was just like so and before we close the jump ring we're going to attach it to our bracelet again via the little loop on the side of the magnetic clasp and you're going to close that jump ring and your bracelet is now finished this is a really fun quick kit to put together it is nice because you do have the string and you'll learn how to crimp a bead here are the other colorways that is available in and you can find this kit as well as other exclusive jewelry kits at you

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