Windsor Bracelet in Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl

PROJECT B821
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This lovely bracelet features two strands of beautiful Swarovski crystal pearls that have been graduated along the design and interspersed with pretty gold plated TierraCast spacer beads. Everything is held together with the help of strand spacer bars and a clasp that mimics the look of a gold bead.
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. Onto each of the wires, string on 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).
  3. String onto each of the wires 1 6mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 6mm pearl. Take a 6mm bead double strand spacer bar and thread each one of the wires through each of the holes (1 wire per hole). Repeat this step so that you have 2 identical sequences, the only change is that on the second sequence use an 8mm spacer bar instead of a 6mm.
  4. String onto each of the wires 1 6mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 8mm pearl. 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. String onto each of the wires 1 8mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 8mm pearl, 1 spacer bead, 1 8mm pearl.
  6. Add a spacer bead to each wire. You are now at the exact half way point of this bracelet.
  7. Keep stringing your bracelet so that the second half is a mirror image of the first.
  8. Once you have strung all your beads, feed both ends of your wire through a spacer bead, 1 4mm pearl and 1 crimp bead. Separate out your clasp. 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. Go back to your starting point and remove the bead stopper from this end. Now repeat the previous step to add your final beads and secure the clasp on this side of the bracelet. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-4035 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Tahitian Look
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6035 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Tahitian Look
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8035 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Iridescent Tahitian Look
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3926 - TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
    Project uses 28 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-1211 - 22K Gold Plated 8mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 11.5mm Long (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1206 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 10mm Long (20)
    Project uses 4 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-4035, SWP-6035, SWP-8035, BMB-3926, FCL-6813, FCO-1211, FCO-1206, 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 Tahitian Look
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-4035
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Tahitian Look
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.39 / Package | SKU: SWP-6035
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Iridescent Tahitian Look
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-8035
TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.35 / 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.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: FCL-6813
22K Gold Plated 8mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 11.5mm Long (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCO-1211
22K Gold Plated 6mm Bead Double Strand Spacer Bar 10mm Long (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: FCO-1206
Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-69593
Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$13.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1058
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.15 / 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
$25.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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