Designing a new bracelet kit with a little Oscar Inspiration
if you watched the Oscars on Sunday you may have seen the stunning bracelet worn by singer Idina Menzel. It's an eye catching piece that inspired our designer to create a new bracelet kit in the same fashion. Have a look at the image to the left to see how the original bracelet looks.
Bringing it all together!
You can see that we were able to combine Swarovski crystal, Silver findings, and a bit of creative beading to design the same style bracelet. Clear Swarovski round beads were the obvious choice to give the bracelet the desired sparkle of the original. The linking area between the ring and the bracelet is embellished with Swarovski 2 strand Navette beads. The whole bracelet kit comes to about $23.00
How to create your own (guide and materials make a 7" bracelet)
Materials Needed (All included in our Jewelry Kit)
- 2 Feet - 0.15 Beadalon 49 strand wire
- 12 - 4mm Swarovksi Crystal Bicones
- 14 - 4mm Swarovski Crystal Rounds
- 23 - 6mm Swarovski Crystal Rounds
- 7 - Swarovski 2 Strand Navettes
- 62 - 2mm .925 Sterling Silver Seamless Beads
- 1 - .925 Sterling Silver Lobster Claw
- 4 - .925 Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes
- 2 - .925 Sterling Silver Crimp Covers
Tools Needed (Available in our tools section)
- Nipper tool
- Crimp Tool
Take your 2 feet of wire and load on your 4mm crystal rounds alternating each one with a 2mm s/s ball, repeat this until when you make a circle it is long enough to slide over your finger.
You will now bring both wires together and add a 6mm crystal round, 2mm s/s ball, 6mm crystal round, 2mm s/s ball. You want your first Navette to start right after your knuckle, depending on the length of your hand, you may need to add another 6mm crystal round, then a 2mm s/s ball.
Now separate your wires, and on each strand add a 2mm s/s ball, a Navette, 2mm s/s ball, 4mm crystal bicone, 2mm s/s ball, Navette, and repeat this pattern until you load on your last Navette.
Keeping each strand separate still, load on a 2mm s/s ball, 6mm crystal round, and repeat this 9x or until size desired, add your s/s crimp tube next and then a 4mm crystal round.
On one side load on your closed ring and run your wire back through your 4mm crystal round, s/s crimp tube, and a 6mm crystal round. On the other side load on your lobster claw and run your wire back through your 4mm crystal round, s/s crimp tube, and a 6mm crystal round.
To finish you will crimp your bracelet, put on your s/s crimp covers, and nip off the remaining wire.