How to Make the Glittering Gala Bracelet featuring Czech Glass Donut Rondelles and Rose Montee Beads

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Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you will see from start to finish how to make the Glittering Gala Bracelet featuring Czech glass donut rondelles, Preciosa crystal rose montees, Czech tri-cut seed beads and beading wire. You'll also see an overview of several other colors of donut rondelles.
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hi this is rachel with beadaholique lass fire-polished donut rondelle's these are on the smaller end of the fire-polished run Dells that we carry they measure three and a half by five millimeters and they're beautifully faceted I hope you can see they just have really gorgeous facets that catch the light and draw attention to these really lustrous finishes so these come in five colors that are popular on many of our different styles of Czech glass beads the colors are dark red travertine violet luster TLAs or blue blue luster and crystal Labrador and I just want to show you a bracelet I made using some of these crystal Labrador rondelle's this is a strong bracelet and it uses the rondelle's some czech try cut seed beads that's these little gold beads some true to two millimeter fire polish beads and some precious a crystal Rose Monti beads that's these little mini focal scattered throughout the bracelet and these Monte's are great because it you can see on the back that they have to thread paths through the beads so you can actually cross your wires in this bracelet and make a really cool lacy design so I'm going to show you how to make a color variation of this bracelet for this project you'll need some donut rondelle's and I'm using the violet luster color which is this nice mauve purple with a gold finish to it you'll also need some czech crystal bicones some crystal Rose Monti beads crimp beads crimp bead covers a nice clasp check try cut seed beads this is a nice purple color we have a couple of pre-cut lengths that I have of gold beading wire and for tools you'll need some flush cutters flat nose pliers and crimping pliers I started by pre cutting to ten inch lengths of beading wire here and the first thing going to do is to crimp those lengths of wire to my clasp so here's a crimp bead I'll take my first wire and string that crimp bead and then slide the wire through one loop of the clasp and take it back through the crimp bead and then just pull that crimp bead nice and snug up to the top of that clasp and now I'm going to crimp the crimp bead with crimping pliers so first crimp it flat and then use the rounded portion of the nose to round that bead together and now I'm going to put a crimp bead cover over that crimp so I'll take my cover and place it over the crimp bead and I'm going to take flat nose pliers and just gently squeeze that crimp cover shut and I'm going to repeat the same thing for the other beading wire I'll take the wire string a crimp bead thread the wire through the second loop of the clasp and back through the crimp bead get it nice and snug at the top and I'm going to crimp the crimp bead and round it up and again I'm going to take one crimp bead cover and place it over that crimp bead a little slippery hard to hold in place but I'm going to take my flat nose pliers and just gently squeeze the crimp bead cover shot and that is step one of your project now we're going to begin stringing your beads so first we're going to pick up two of these donut rondelle's and slide one onto each length of beading wire and slide that down and make sure the beads go over the the wire tail of your beading wire because that strengthens it and now at this point this is when I like to cut off the excess beading wire so now I'm going to take the tail and just clip it really close to that bead and I'll do the same on the other side okay so now your first rondell is strung so now we're going to pick up some of these check try cut seed beads and string three on each wire so one two three on the first wire and one get in there two three on the second wire slide those down okay and now we're going to pick up one of the crystal Rose Monti beads and this is a fun step so these beads have these two thread paths in the back and we are going to have our wires cross when restoring this so we'll string it across on one beading wire and then with the other beading wire we'll string through the other path and we're just going to pull that tight and our wires have crossed and it makes that nice looping pattern there so that's the first rose Monti and now we're going to string three more try cut beads on each strand to three over there and one two three over here slide those down and now I'm going to pick up two more donut rondelle's one on each strand and between the rondelle's so on this piece between the donut rondelle's I put in some true to two millimeter fire polished beads but in this variation I think I'm going to use some of these by cones so I'm going to pick up two by cones and put one on each strand and now two more rondelle's why not each strand two more by cones slide those down and lest to rondelle's of this part of the pattern and slide this down and now again we're going to string three tri cut beads on each side so there's three on one side three tiny little holes two three on the other side slide those down and now it's time for the next rows Monty and I love this crystal gold color it's just a very true gold works really beautifully with this gold beading wire so stringing these lengths of beading wire through the opposing holes on the back of this Monte and it's a little tight so you just have to be patient with the wire pull it tight so it slides down and you just completed your first loop of the bracelet so now I'm going to work up the rest of these loops and I'll see you back to finish the clasp so now I've made my bracelet about seven inches which is the length that I want and now I'm going to finish the other side so the first thing I'm going to do is separate my clasp here just going to open it up and remove this pretty other side with the inset crystals move it over here and now I'm going to take one length of my beading wire slide on a crimp bead and slide it through one loop of the clasp now I'll take back through the crimp bead make sure that's slid down so my thread is nice and tight and I'm going to crimp that beat and round it in the jaws of the pliers oops yep you got to be careful for beads sliding off your other length of beading wire while you're doing this but it's fun you can always just put it back on so now I'm going to add a crimp bead cover over that crimp bead and take my flat nose pliers and squeeze it shut and now I'm just going to cut off the excess beading wire with flush cutters and make sure to get rid of these extra wires they are not very good toys for cats okay so now I'm going to restring these little beads that fell off and do the same to the other side of the beading wire I'm going to take a crimp bead slide it on and slide the wire through the other loop of the clasp and take back through my crimp bead it's common I promise pull it tight and I'm going to crimp that bead and again take a crimp bead cover slide it over the crimp bead and close it with flat nose pliers and I'm going to cut off the excess wire with flush cutters so that is how you make the glittering gala bracelet and I have two color variations they're both they have different feels but they're both lovely looks great when you close the clasp has some nice movement to it and it's a great project featuring these Czech glass donut rondelle's you can find all of these supplies and more at beadaholique.com thanks for watching you

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