Make a Swarovski Bead Bracelet in Your Birthstone Colors

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Celebrate your birthday every day with this easy-to-make swarovski bead bracelet in birthstone colors.

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These vibrant trinkets make perfect gifts for friends too.

Instructions

Project instructions by Toni Hambilton (Copyright ©2008)

 

swarovski bead bracelet

Tools

  • Crimping tool
  • Wire cutters

Materials

 

  • 2--2 mm sterling silver crimp beads
  • 1--12-inch piece of .018-inch-diameter stainless-steel beading wire
  • 1 medium sterling silver toggle clasp
  • 6--4 mm seamless, smooth sterling silver beads
  • 8--6 mm seamless, smooth sterling silver beads
  • 10--4 mm sterling silver beaded rondelle spacer beads
  • 4--5 mm sterling silver rondelle spacer beads
  • 8--6 mm Swarovski square crystal beads in birthstone color
  • 4--8 mm Swarovski square crystal beads in color above or other birthstone color

Click here to see the Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Chart (opens in a new window)

Note: To increase or decrease length, add or remove 5 mm sterling silver rondelle spacer beads and 4 mm seamless, smooth sterling silver beads.

 

Swarovski Bead Bracelet

 

how-to's

 

Step 1:

Thread a crimp bead on one end of beading wire, pass wire through the end of toggle clasp, and run wire back through the crimp bead in the opposite direction. Flatten the crimp bead firmly. Trim the end.

 

Step 2:

Thread the beads in the following order:

3--4 mm smooth silver beads

1--6 mm smooth silver bead

1--4 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

1--6 mm square crystal bead

1--4 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

1--8 mm square crystal bead 1--4 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

1--6 mm square crystal bead

1--6 mm smooth silver bead

1--5 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

1--6 mm smooth silver bead

1--6 mm square crystal bead

1--4 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

1--8 mm square crystal bead

1--4 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

1--6 mm square crystal bead

1--6 mm smooth silver bead

1--5 mm silver rondelle spacer bead

Step 3:

Continue pattern until all the beads are used.

 

Step 4:

Thread a crimp bead on the end of the wire and pass it through the remaining clasp. Run wire back through crimp bead in opposite direction. Flatten crimp bead. Trim end.

 

Recommended Suppliers
Artbeads.com (U.S.A.)
Crystal Bead Shop (Canada)
DIYJewelry (Canada)

Related Pages

Bracelet Charms
Using Crimp Covers
How to Crimp
Bracelet Making Tips & Tricks

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