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Ocean Currents Beaded Bracelet Pattern

Posted by Rod Connors on 10/23/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Ocean Currents Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors -

Ocean Currents Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

12 inches of Silver Buddy Braids Beading Wire
1 ½ inches of Antique Silver-Plated 6x4mm Cable Chain 
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Ring
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pin 
12 - Antique Silver-Plated 7.5x2mm Beaded Rondelles
6 - Blue Banded Agate 25mm Semiprecious Nuggets
8 – Aqua 6mm Crystal Bicones

Step One - Prepare Extension Chain:

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


2.  Twist open the 5mm jump ring.  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.  


Step Two - Create Bracelet:

1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 crimp tube approximately an inch from the end.  Thread the loop of your lobster clasp.  Thread the end back through the crimp tube.  Using crimping pliers (or any pliers you have) squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/8th of an inch away from the clasp.  Leave the excess you will thread the beads over both ends.


2. String the following:
a. 1 - Aqua 6mm Crystal Bicone, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 7.5x2mm Beaded Rondelle,  1 - Blue Banded Agate 25mm Semiprecious Nugget, and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 7.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle.

b. Repeat pattern in step(a.) FIVE times.
c. 1 - Aqua 6mm Crystal Bicone.

3.  Thread a crimp tube and the last loop of the extension chain that does not have the crystal drop.

4. Take your Buddy Braids and string back through the crimp bead.  String the Buddy Braids back through several beads.  Pull the Buddy Braids tight making the chain link close to the crimp bead.  While holding the Buddy Braids use your pliers and squeeze the crimp bead so the Buddy Braids will not pull out.  Trim the extra Buddy Braids.


You’re done!!  This kit will make a bracelet that is 8 inches to 9 ½ inches long.  To close the bracelet simply hook  your clasp to any loop on the chain.  If you need the bracelet to be smaller leave off several beads from either side!!

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