Fresh and cool light green hues make up this Mojito of a bracelet. Light and lovely neutral tones with a hint of sparkle emanate from the Burma jade gemstones and chrysolite opal Swarovski crystal. The detailed Tree of Life button and daisy spacers on this beauty are lead-free and made in the USA by TierraCast, so even people with metal allergies will enjoy this bracelet. The finished bracelet measures 7 1/2". Cheers!
16 faceted double-drilled burma jade beads 34 Swarovski crystal 3mm chrysolite opal bicones 67 TierraCast 3mm daisy spacer beads with a silver finish 20 Miyuki size 11 opal gilt lined seed beads 2 Miyuki size 8 opal gilt lined seed beads 1 TierraCast Tree of Life button with an antique silver finish 1 sterling silver medium cable guard for thick cable 1 sterling silver 2 x 2mm tube crimp bead 2 feet Soft Flex .014 thin satin silver beading wire
step 1 Slide beads on to your Soft Flex cable in the following order: 3mm daisy spacer, 3mm crystal bicone, and another 3mm spacer, 20 size 11 seed beads, 3mm daisy spacer, 3mm bicone and a 3mm spacer. Center these beads on your cable, so you have an equal amount of space on each side of the beads.
step 2 Slide a faceted double-drill bead on to both ends of the cable. On each piece of cable, add a 3mm spacer, 3mm crystal bicone and another 3mm spacer. Repeat this pattern until you have all of the double-drilled jadeite beads on your cables.
step 3 After your last double-drilled gemstone, slide a 3mm spacer and a 3mm bicone on to each piece of cable. Combine both pieces of cable and slide on a 3mm spacer, two size 8 seed beads and one crimp bead.
step 4 Slide the cable guard on to both pieces of cable.
step 5 Slide the metal button on to the cable guard. Thread the cables through the crimp bead and the two size 8 seed beads.
step 6 Smooth out the beads on your bracelet and tighten up the cable, so there are no gaps between the beads - snug but not too tight. Crimp the crimp and trim off the excess cable - and you are done!
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.