Hello and welcome to another jewelry making
video brought to you by KeepsakeCrafts.net. Today we’ll be making this bracelet with ceramic
beads and wire wrapped Swarovski crystals. It matches the pair of earrings we made not
too long ago. To make this bracelet you will need your main
focal beads, I have these 10 mm ceramic beads, you’ll need some crystals; these are 4 mm
Swarovski crystal bicone beads. Some spacers; these are 3 mm round silver plated beads.
You’ll also need headpins; these ones just have a small little decorative ball at the
end but you can use plain ones or more fancy if you like.
You’ll also need some jump rings. These are 6 mm outer diameter, 20 gauge jump rings,
also silver-plated and a clasp. You can use a toggle clasp but I happen to have a silver-plated
lobster clasp. And then you’ll need some wire, this is 20 gauge dead soft sterling silver
filled wire. A ruler is helpful. And then for tools, the usual tools: round
nose pliers, chain nose pliers and a pair of wire cutters.
So the first thing we’re going to do are our wire wraps. I am going to cut about a 10 inch
piece of wire and that should do about 4 of my wraps. If you need to use a pair of
nylon jaw pliers to straighten out your wire. So to wire wrap our ceramic beads, I’m going
to start by grabbing the wire about an inch and a quarter from one end. Make a 90 degree
bend over your chain nose pliers and then tuck your round nose pliers right on that
bend and wrap. If you want to make a line with a sharpie on your round nose pliers so
that all your wraps are in the exact same spot, I kind of just do it by eye.
And then you’ll bend your other wire so that it’s at a 90 degree angle to the longer wire.
Hold that loop with your chain nose pliers and then use another pair of chain nose pliers
to wrap that end around. Trim off the excess wire because this is sterling
silver filled, don’t forget to save those scraps for recycling. Slide on your bead, 90
degree bend, round nose pliers, loop around, reposition. Hold with chain nose pliers and
do your two wraps. Depending on the size of the beads that you
have, you’ll need 6-8 of these wrapped beads for your bracelet.
So my main beads are all wrapped and now it’s time to wire wrap the crystals. And this is
done really exactly the same way just slide your crystal onto a head pin and make a 90
degree bend, make your loop and then wrap around the bottom of the loop and cut off
the excess. So you want to wire wrap enough of these crystals
so that you’ll have 3 to go in between each of your main beads and you can always add
a few more for extra dangles near your clasp. So here are all my little crystal dangles. If you have any trouble tucking in that end, right there the end of the wire, try using
the round part of a pair of crimping pliers, that works really well. And if you don’t have
little decorative headpins you can add one of the 3 mm beads to your headpin
before you add your crystal. So now we have all our parts and pieces and
it simply a matter of putting it all together and this is actually the easy part.
This is where you take your jump rings. Put the split at 12 o’clock. Hold it on one side
with one pair of chain nose pliers and then use another pair to push one side away from
you and pull the other towards you and then we’re going to slide on two of our bead dangles
and three of our crystal dangles. I’m going to scooch up a little here because
this is going to get crowded and I’m trying to have a variety of blue colors.
These blue crystals by the way are from a variety pack by Swarovski called “Muted
Blues.” So then it’s very important here that you make sure your jump ring is closed
very securely because that’s holding everything together. And then repeat adding all of your
wrapped ceramic beads linking them together with your crystals with jump rings.
So here you can see I’ve linked all of the beads together, also added my clasp with a
jump ring. And the last thing to do is to add some jump rings to this end to make it
so that you can fasten it and also make it adjustable because this is a gift for somebody
and I’m not quite sure just how long it needs to be.
I’m going to add about 3 to 4 jump rings, and I think I’m going to do them in pairs,
just as a decorative element and also for a little insurance.
So here’s another look at the bracelet we made today. It’s a simple design and yet when
elements are combined we can get a really interesting look. Consider making this with
colors that you like, perhaps some beads with a different kind of design that appeals to
you and make it entirely your own. Thank you so much for watching KeepsakeCrafts’
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