Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Semi precious crystal chip bracelet

Today's tutorial will show you how to make a bracelet featuring semi precious crystal chips and glass crystal beads. This is a great way to make jewellery out of left over crystal chips or broken jewellery.


For this project you will need
-Memory wire
-Glass crystals. Clear will go with anything, or you can pick a colour to match your crystal chips. The beads used in this project are 3 by 4mm.
-Semi precious crystal chips. These ones came from a broken bracelet.
-A wire cutter and round nosed jewellery pliers.
-Filigree beads to match your memory wire. These beads are 4mm.

Start by cutting three loops of memory wire, and curl one end with the round jewellery pliers.


Thread one filigree bead, a glass crystal bead, another filigree bead then a crystal chip on to the open end of the wire.


Push the beads towards the loop as you go. Repeat this pattern until the beads are approximately 1cm from the end of the wire.


Using the round pliers again, close this end with a loop.


Now you can wear your bracelet with pride.


These bracelets are so simple to make, you can easily make half a dozen in an afternoon :)


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