Shopping Bag

0 item(s) in cart/ total: $0    view cart

Bead3 Bead Blog

Welcome to BeadBuddies Bead3 Blog! You will find all kinds of wonderful information about our newest free beading patterns and our newest beads and beading supplies.  We are constantly adding new beads, findings, tools, and beading supplies. We also have a great selection of free beading patterns.  Our Free Pattern Center has fully illustrated instructions for creating your own beaded jewelry.  We have free patterns for beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Moonlight Rendezvous Bracelet

Posted by on 12/14/2018 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Moonlight Rendezvous Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Moonlight Rendezvous Beaded Bracelet Free Pattern
Materials
2 - 16 inch strands of Silver Buddy Braids Beading Wire
1 ½ inches of Silver-Plated 5x3.5mm Cable Chain 
1 - Silver-Plated 12x6mm Lobster Clasp
2 - Silver-Plated 19 Gauge 5mm Jump Rings
2 - Silver-Plated Crimp Tubes
1 - Silver-Plated Headpin
38 - Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelles
8 - Black Striped Agate 12x8mm Semiprecious Rondelles
1 - Crystal AB 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone
2 - Jet 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
18 - Jet 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
36 - Crystal AB 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones

Step One - Prepare Extension Chain:

1.  Create crystal drop for the end of chain by adding the 6mm Crystal AB Bicone to the headpin.  Using a pair of round nose pliers create a 90° bend in the headpin above the crystal.  Holding the headpin where you created the bend wrap the headpin around the pliers to create a loop.  Then wrap the headpin around itself below the loop as many times as you can.  Trim the excess headpin you could not wrap around.  Your drop will look like the picture below.


2.  Twist open one of the 5mm jump rings.  Add the loop of the crystal drop you just created and the last loop of one end of the cable chain.  Twist the jump ring closed.  Your chain will look like the picture below.


3.  Set the extension chain aside. 


Step Two - Create Bracelet:

1.  Twist open the remaining 5mm jump ring and add the lobster clasp loop.  Twist the jump ring closed.

2.  Thread a crimp to both lengths of Buddy Braids an inch from the end.
3.  Thread the jump ring from step one to both lengths of Buddy Braids.

4.  Thread both lengths back through the crimp tube.  See Illustration 1

 
Illustration 1

5.  Squeeze the crimp tube closed.

6.  Trim the excess Buddy Braids you threaded back through the crimp tube leaving approximately 1/8th inch.

7.  Thread 1 – Jet 6mm bicone and 1 – 3x2mm Rondelle on both lengths of Buddy Braids.

8.  Take one length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Crystal AB 4mm bicone, 1 – 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – Jet 4mm bicone, 1 – 3x2mm Rondelle, and 1 – Crystal AB 4mm bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.  See Illustration 2.

Illustration 2

9.  Take one end of the Buddy Braids and add 1 – Black Striped Agate Rondelle.  Take the other end of the Buddy Braids and thread it through the other side of the same bead.  See Illustration 3.

Illustration 3

10.  Pull the Buddy Braids snug making sure your Black Striped Agate Rondelle is centered.  See Illustration 4.

 
Illustration 4

11.  Repeat Steps 8-10.  Your bracelet will look like Illustration 5.

 
Illustration 5

12.  Repeat Steps 8-10 a total of 6 more times.  

13. Take one length of Buddy Braids and thread 1 – Crystal AB 4mm bicone, 1 – 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – Jet 4mm bicone, 1 – 3x2mm Rondelle, and 1 – Crystal AB 4mm bicone.  Take the other length and thread the same beads you just threaded.

14. Thread 1 – 3x2mm Rondelle and 1 – Jet 6mm bicone to BOTH lengths of Buddy Braids.  Push them snug up against both the Crystal AB 4mm bicones you added in Step 13 making sure they are centered.  See Illustration 6.

Illustration 6

15.  Thread a crimp tube to both lengths of Buddy Braids.

16.  Thread the last loop of the extension chain that does not have the crystal drop to both lengths of Buddy Braids.

17.  Thread both lengths of Buddy Braids back through the crimp tube and Jet bicone.  See Illustration 7.

Illustration 7

18.  Squeeze the crimp tube closed.

19.  Trim the excess Buddy Braids as close to the Jet 6mm bicone as you can.

You’re done!!  This kit will make a bracelet that is 7 inches to 8 ½ inches long.  To close the bracelet simply hook  your clasp to any loop on the chain. 

Tagged Products

Add Comment

 

More results: 1 2