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Moonlight Sparkles Bracelet

Posted by on 4/10/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Moonlight Sparkles Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Moonlight Sparkles Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
14 inches of Gunmetal-Colored Buddy Braids
1 - Gunmetal 17mm Smooth Toggle Clasp
2 – Gunmetal Crimp Tubes
2 - Gunmetal Crimp Covers 
43 – Gunmetal Ball Pins 
2 - Gunmetal 7mm Split Rings
2 – Gunmetal 5mm Jump Rings – 19 Gauge
43 – Gunmetal 5mm Jump Rings – 22 Gauge
44 - Gunmetal 6x4mm Decorative Metal Disc Beads
21 - Clear 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
21 - Light Smokey Quartz 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
21 - Black 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 - Clear AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 – Smokey Quartz AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 - Black AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles

Create the Dangles

3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles – 21 Total
1. Take one ball pin and add 1 -Black 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 - Light Smokey Quartz 3x2mm Rondelle, and 1 - Clear 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle.  Create a loop in the ball pin. Make a 90° bend in the ball pin above the beads.  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.   

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2.  Open one Gunmetal 5mm 22 Gauge Jump Ring and add the loop of the 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle Drop you just created.  Close the jump ring. 

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3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 (20) Times to complete all 21 - 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles.

4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles – 22 Total
1. Take one ball pin and add 1 -Black AB 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 - Smokey Quartz AB 4x3mm Rondelle, and 1 - Clear AB 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle.  Create a loop in the ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in the ball pin above the beads.  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.   

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2.  Open one Gunmetal 5mm Jump Ring and add the loop of the 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle Drop you just created.  Close the jump ring. 

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3. Repeat Step 1 and 2 (21) Times to complete all 22 - 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles.

Assemble the Bracelet

1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 – Gunmetal Crimp Tube and 1 - Gunmetal 7mm Split Ring approximately an inch from the end.  Thread the Buddy Braids back through the crimp tube.  Using crimping pliers (or any pliers you have) squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/4th of an inch away from the clasp.  Leave the excess you will thread the beads over both ends.

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2. Add your crimp cover by placing it over your crimp tube and squeezing it closed.  

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3. Open 1 – Gunmetal 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Ring; add the Gunmetal 7mm Split Ring from Step 1 and the loop of the round part of the toggle clasp.

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4. Thread the following:

a. 1 - Gunmetal 6x4mm Decorative Disc Metal Bead, 1 - 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle, 1 - Gunmetal 6x4mm Decorative Disc Metal Bead, and 1 - 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle.

b. Repeat pattern in Step (a.) TWENTY (20) times.

c. 1 - Gunmetal 6x4mm Decorative Disc Metal Bead, 1 – 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle, 1 - Gunmetal 6x4mm Decorative Disc Metal Bead.

5. Thread 1 – Gunmetal Crimp Tube and 1 – Gunmetal 7mm Split Ring.  Thread the Buddy Braids back through the crimp bead after going through the split ring.  Thread the wire through the last several beads (see below).  Using your pliers, squeeze the crimp bead about a 1/4th of an inch away from the clasp and an 1/8th of inch away from the last bead to have room for your crimp cover.  Trim the excess wire as close to the bead as you can. 

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6. Add your crimp cover by placing it over your crimp tube and squeezing it closed. 

7. Open 1 – Gunmetal 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Ring; add Gunmetal 7mm Split Ring in Step 5 and the loop of the bar side of your toggle clasp.  Close the jump ring.

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You are done!!  These directions make a bracelet that is approximately 8 inches long.  If you need to change the length just subtract dangles and beads or add additional 5mm 19 gauge jump rings at the end before you add the bar side of your toggle clasp.  You can use this pattern with any color beads you wish!!

We hope you enjoyed this beading project!  For more beads and supplies please shop on our website at www.Bead3.com.

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