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Shooting Stars Bracelet Pattern

Posted by on 9/26/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Shooting Stars Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Shooting Stars Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
12 inches of Silver-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
1 - Silver-Plated 15mm Smooth Toggle Clasp
2 – Silver-Plated Crimp Tubes
2 - Silver-Plated Crimp Covers
43 – Silver-Plated Head Pins
2 - Silver-Plated 6mm Closed Jump Ring - 20 Gauge
2 – Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Rings – 19 Gauge
43 – Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Rings – 23 Gauge
44 - Silver-Plated 3x6mm Metal Disc Beads
22 - Clear 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 - Light Sapphire 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 - Aqua 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 - Cobalt 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
21 - Clear AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
21 - Light Sapphire AB4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
21 - Aqua AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
21 - Cobalt AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles

Create Dangles

3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles – 22 Total

1. Take one head pin and add 1 – Cobalt 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 -Aqua 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 - Light Sapphire 3x2mm Rondelle, and 1 - Clear 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle.  Create a loop in the head pin. Make a 90° bend in the head pin above the beads.  Using round nose pliers hold the head pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around head pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.   

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2.  Open one Silver-Plated 5mm 23 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 (21) Times to complete all 22 - 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles.

4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles – 21 Total

1. Take one head pin and add 1 – Cobalt AB 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 -Aqua AB 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 - Light Sapphire AB 4x3mm Rondelle, and 1 - Clear AB 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle.  Create a loop in the head pin.  Make a 90° bend in the head pin above the beads.  Using round nose pliers hold the head pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around head pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.   

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2.  Open one Silver-Plated 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 (20) Times to complete all 21 - 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangles.


Assemble Bracelet

1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 – Silver-Plated Crimp Tube and 1 - Silver-Plated 6mm 20 Gauge Closed Jump 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 – Silver-Plated 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Ring; add the Silver-Plated 6mm Closed Jump 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 - Silver-Plated 3x6mm Disc Metal Bead, 1 - 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle, 1 - Silver-Plated 3x6mm Disc Metal Bead, and 1 - 4x3mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle.

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

c. 1 - Silver-Plated 3x6mm Disc Metal Bead, 1 - 3x2mm Crystal Rondelle Dangle, 1 - Silver-Plated 3x6mm Disc Metal Bead 

5. Thread 1 – Silver-Plated Crimp Tube and 1 – Silver-Plated 6mm 20 Gauge Closed Jump 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 – Silver-Plated 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Ring; add Silver-Plated 6mm 20 Gauge Closed Jump Ring in Step 5 and the loop of the bar side of your toggle clasp.  Close the jump ring.

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You’re done!!  These directions make a bracelet that is approximately 8 inches long.  If you need to change the length just subtract beads or add additional jump rings at the end.  You can use this pattern with any color beads you wish!!



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