Ruby Jewels Vintage Bracelet
This weeks bracelet idea combines a little something rustic and a little something shimmery. I combined Ruby and Jet Swarovski Graphic Beads with coordinating Bicone Crystals for sparkle. The Vintage Brass lends an antique quality and the draped chains add a feminine touch. Finished length measures approximately 7 3/4 inches including the clasp. –Allie, Customer Service
1 Pkg. Jet Swarovski Bicone Crystal, 5mm (#16507) Qty:
1 Pkg. Ruby Swarovski Bicone Crystal, 5mm (#16527) Qty:
1 Pkg. Jet Graphic Swarovski Bead (#16767) Qty:
2 Pkgs. Ruby Graphic Swarovski Bead (#16770) Qty:
1 Ft. Vintage Brass Fine Curb Chain (#62030) Qty:
1 Ft. Vintage Brass Large Oval Cable Chain (#62033) Qty:
1 Pkg. Vintage Brass Medium Lobster Claw Clasp (#50324) Qty:
1 Pkg. Vintage Brass 2” Thick Eye Pins (#50327) Qty:
1 Pkg. Vintage Brass Jump Rings, 4mm (#50332) Qty:
1 Pkg. Vintage Brass Jump Rings, 10mm (#50335) Qty:
1 Pkg. Vintage Brass 2” Thin Head Pins (#50346) Qty:
Tools you will need (change quantity to 1 if
you need them):
Flat Chain Nose Pliers (#51016) Qty:
Round Nose Pliers (#51017) Qty:
Side Cutters (#51018) Qty:
Step 1. Onto three separate Eye Pins, slide on singly, one Jet Graphic Bead and two Ruby Graphic Beads. Form a simple loop above each Graphic Bead by bending the wire 90 degrees with Flat Nose Pliers. Trim the excess wire with Side Cutters to leave 3/8 inch behind, then curl this into a tight loop with Round Nose Pliers. Connect all three Eye Pins together putting the Jet color in the middle of the sequence. Set aside.
Step 2. Cut four pieces of Large Oval Chain measuring approximately 1 ¾ inches each or (7 links). Make two separate groupings of this Chain using two strands for each.
Step 3. Twist open a 10mm Jump Ring and slide it through each end link of Chain. Twist the Jump Ring closed. Twist open a second Jump Ring and slide it through each link on the opposite end of Chain. Before twisting closed, slide it through the loop of an Eye Pin created in Step 1. Repeat this step to complete the other side of the bracelet.
Step 4. Cut two pieces of Curb Chain each measuring approximately 1½ inches in length, set aside. Cut three pieces of Curb Chain each measuring approximately 1 inch in length, set aside.
Step 5. Draping the Curb Chain: Twist open ten, 4mm Jump Rings. Slide one onto each end of the Curb Chain strands. Attach each 1 inch piece of Chain per each Graphic Bead using the loops from the Eye Pins. Twist those Jump Rings closed. Attach each 1 ½ inch piece of Chain to each Ruby Graphic Bead using the same loops from the Eye Pins. Twist those Jump Rings closed.
Step 6. Onto seven separate Head Pins, thread singly, four Black Bicones and three Ruby Bicones. Form a simple loop above each Crystal using the same method as in step 1. Create two groups using two Black Bicones and one Ruby Bicone. Slide each group of these bicones onto one of the 10mm Jump Rings next to each Ruby Graphic Bead.
Step 7. Twist open the 10mm Jump Rings on each end of the bracelet. Slide the last Ruby Bicone onto one Jump Ring and the Lobster Clasp onto the other. Twist the Jump Rings closed. Enjoy!