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Cascading Jewels Bracelet

Posted by on 6/2/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Cascading Jewels Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Cascading Jewels Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – 12 inch strands of 0.35mm Silver-Colored Buddy Braids Beading Wire
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 12x6mm Lobster Clasp
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Split Ring
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Bead Covers
1 – Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pin 
10 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
30 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles 
12 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Rounds
24 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
3 - Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
2 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops
4 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coin

Dangle Instructions

CAJEB11. Add 1 – Tanzanite 6mm Glass Bicone to a Ball Pin.  Create a loop above the Rondelle.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the Rondelle.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  

Bracelet Instructions:

1.  Take one end of BOTH strands of Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 - Antique Silver-Plated Crimp Tube approximately an inch from the end.  Thread the loop of the Lobster Clasp.  Thread the ends back through the crimp tube.  Using crimping pliers (or any pliers you have) squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/8th of an inch any from the clasp.  Trim the excess Buddy Braids you threaded back through the crimp tube about 1/8th inch away from the tube.

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2.  Add a Crimp Bead Cover by placing it over the crimp tube and squeezing it closed.

3.  Thread 1 - Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle on BOTH lengths of Buddy Braids.  

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4.  Take ONE length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  

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5.  Take ONE end of the Buddy Braids and add 1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round.  Take the other end of the Buddy Braids and thread it through the other side of the same bead.  

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6.  Pull the Buddy Braids snug making sure the Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round is centered.  

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7. Take ONE length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  

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8. Take ONE end of the Buddy Braids and add 1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round.  Take the other end of the Buddy Braids and thread it through the other side of the same bead.  Pull the Buddy Braids snug making sure the Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round is centered.  

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9.  Take ONE length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  

10.  Take BOTH ends of the Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1..5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coin, and 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (large side first), and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle.

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11.  Take ONE length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  

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12. Take ONE end of the Buddy Braids and add 1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round.  Take the other end of the Buddy Braids and thread it through the other side of the same bead.  Pull the Buddy Braids snug making sure the Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round is centered.  

CAJEB11

13. Take ONE length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  

14.  Take ONE end of the Buddy Braids and add 1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round.  Take the other end of the Buddy Braids and thread it through the other side of the same bead.  Pull the Buddy Braids snug making sure the Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Round is centered.  

15. Take ONE length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  

16. Take BOTH ends of the Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1..5x4mm Beaded Rondelle and  1 – Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone.

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17.  Thread 1 - Antique Silver-Plated Crimp tube and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated Split Ring on BOTH strands of the Buddy Braids.  Thread the wires back through the crimp tube and the Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone after going through the split ring.  Using your pliers, squeeze the crimp bead about a 1/4th of an inch away from the clasp.  

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18.  Trim the excess Buddy Braids as close to the Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone as you can.

19. Add a Crimp Bead Cover by placing it over the crimp tube and squeezing it closed.  

20.  Open 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Ring and add the Split Ring you added in Step 17.  Close the jump ring.

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21. Open 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Ring and the jump ring you added in Step 20.  

22. Repeat Step 21. until you have a total of 9 jump rings.

23. Open 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Ring and add the Tanzanite 6mm Bicone Dangle you created earlier and the last jump ring you added in Step 22.

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You are done!!  These instructions make a bracelet that is adjustable up to 8 1/2 inches long.  


We hope you enjoyed this beading project!


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