Windsor Bracelet in Iridescent Purple

PROJECT B822
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This pretty bracelet features Swarovski crystal pearls in iridescent purple, a rich deep purple tone with a hint of green. The center of the design features two strands of pearls spaced with lovely gold plated beads. On both ends, the design tapers to a single strand and is finished with a magnetic
Instructions
Please note that some crimp beads act as just pretty gold beads in this project. Do not crimp any of the strung crimp beads unless directed to do so.
  1. Begin this project by cutting 2 lengths of beading wire that are 15 inches long each. Line up their ends and place a single bead stopper on both of them, 4 inches from the ends.
  2. Gather both wires together and put them both through 1 crimp bead, 1 4mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 6mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 8mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 6mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 4mm pearl, 1 spacer bead.
  3. Pull the wires apart at this point and start to string them individually. Onto each wire string 1 crimp bead, 1 4mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 4mm pearl. Next take a 6mm bead double strand spacer bar and thread each one of the wires through each of the holes (1 wire per hole).
  4. Onto each of the wires, string on 1 4mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 6mm pearl. Next take a 8mm bead double strand spacer bar and thread each one of the wires through each of the holes (1 wire per hole).
  5. Now string onto each of the wires 1 6mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 8mm pearl, 1 spacer bead.
  6. Add one more 8mm pearl to each strand. This is the exact mid way point of the bracelet. Go back and string the remaining beads starting with the last step in the reverse order so that you end up with a mirror image of the first half of this bracelet.
  7. Separate out your clasp.
  8. Take both your wires and feed them through the loop on one half of the clasp and then go back through the crimp bead. Pull so that you have just a little bit of wiggle room for the clasp. Crimp your crimp bead using the very back notch of the Xuron 4-in-1 crimping pliers. Trim excess wire and place a crimp bead cover over the crimp bead.
  9. Repeat the previous step on the other side of your bracelet to finish the design.
  10. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-4075 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6075 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8075 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3926 - TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
    Project uses 26 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6813 - BeadSmith Magnetic Clasp, Round Capsule 9x8mm, 2 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1206 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 10mm Long (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1211 - 22K Gold Plated 8mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 11.5mm Long (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-69593 - Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
    Project uses 30 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1058 - Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1719 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Special Occasion
Ingredients SWP-4075, SWP-6075, SWP-8075, BMB-3926, FCL-6813, FCO-1206, FCO-1211, XCR-69593, FCR-1058, FCR-1719,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: SWP-4075
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: SWP-6075
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.57 / Package | SKU: SWP-8075
TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.51 / Package | SKU: BMB-3926
BeadSmith Magnetic Clasp, Round Capsule 9x8mm, 2 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$2.32 / Package | SKU: FCL-6813
22K Gold Plated 6mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 10mm Long (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCO-1206
22K Gold Plated 8mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 11.5mm Long (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FCO-1211
Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.61 / Package | SKU: XCR-69593
Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$10.04 / Package | SKU: FCR-1058
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.61 / Package | SKU: FCR-1719
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$19.12 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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