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Magic Orchid Bracelet

Posted by on 12/12/2018 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Magic Orchid Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Magic Orchid Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
1 – 6 ¼ inch length of Antique Silver-Plated 4x3mm Cable Chain 
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
55 – Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pins 
36 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm 22 Gauge Jump Rings
28 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridge Rounds
12 – Amethyst 6mm Semiprecious Rounds
15 – Magic Blue 7x5mm Czech Glass Flower Cup Beads

Step One - Create Drops

Amethyst 6mm Semiprecious Round Drop (12) - Add 1 – Amethyst 6mm Semiprecious Round to a ball pin.  Make a 90º bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers 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. Repeat 11 times.

Magic Blue 7x5mm Czech Glass Flower Cup Drop (15) - Add 1 – Magic Blue 7x5mm Czech Glass Flower Cup Bead to a ball pin.  Make a 90º bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers 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. Repeat 14 times.

Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round Drop (28) - Add 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round to a ball pin.  Make a 90º bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers 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. Repeat 27 times.


Step Two - Assemble Bracelet

1. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add the loop of the lobster clasp and the end link of the chain.  Close the Jump Ring.  


2. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round Drops and the next link in the chain.  Close the Jump Ring.  


3. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Magic Blue 7x5mm Czech Glass Flower Cup Drops, skip one link of chain then add the next link to the jump ring.  Close the Jump Ring.  


4. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round Drops, skip one link of chain then add the next link to the jump ring.  Close the Jump Ring.  


5. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Amethyst 6mm Semiprecious Round Drops, skip one link of chain then add the next link to the jump ring.  Close the Jump Ring.  


6. Repeat the pattern in Steps 2-5 FIVE (5) times to add the additional drops.  Always skip one link of chain when adding the drops.

7. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round Drops and the next link in the chain.  Close the Jump Ring.  
8. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Magic Blue 7x5mm Czech Glass Flower Cup Drops, skip one link of chain then add the next link to the jump ring.  Close the Jump Ring.  

9. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add 2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round Drops, skip one link of chain then add the next link to the jump ring.  Close the Jump Ring.

10. Open one 5mm Jump Ring and add the last link of the chain.  Close the jump ring.


11. Open one 5mm Jump Ring and add the jump ring from Step 10.  Close the jump ring.  Continue adding jump rings until you have a total of seven linked together.  This will make a bracelet that is adjustable up to 8 inches long.  If you would like a longer bracelet add additional jump rings until you reach your desired length. 

12. Open one 5mm Jump Ring; add the 1 – Magic Blue 7x5mm Czech Glass Flower Drop and the last jump ring you added.  Close the Jump Ring.  


You are done!!  This pattern makes a bracelet that is adjustable up to 8 inches long.  We hope you enjoyed this beading project!  For more beads and supplies please shop on our website at www.Bead3.com.  Please share our website and this project with your beading friends!

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