Fast Summer Project: The Dutchess Bracelet!

Hi Everyone, Leah here with another project from Eureka Crystal Beads! Today I’m going to show you how to make my Dutchess Bracelet design! It’s a fast bracelet that will sparkle and shimmer on your wrist – perfect for an afternoon lunch date or a night out on the town. Let’s jump right in!

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Materials:

** NOTE ** The quantities listed above will make a 7.5″ bracelet.

First, take each of your 6 Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Stones (2 in 10mm and 3 in 12mm) and sit them inside their corresponding sew-on settings. Use your chain nose pliers to gently fold down the prongs to secure your crystals in place. To keep your stones centered and sitting properly in their settings, start by folding down the first prong and then move to the prong directly across from that one. (Then finish the last 2 prongs)

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Cut your Soft Flex beading wire into 2 pieces, each approximately 14″ in length. Using your 2x2mm tube crimps and your Crimping Pliers, attach both piece of Soft Flex to the 2 loops on one side of your clasp. If you don’t know how to Crimp, please check out my quick tutorial: “Back to the Basics: Crimping!” blog. You’ll have to now trim off your tails of wire since they won’t fit through the next beads we’ll be using, so crimp slowly and carefully to ensure good technique! 🙂

 

** CLICK THUMBNAILS TO ENLARGE **

  1. Pick up (1) seed bead and (1) 3mm Crystal Bicone onto each wire
  2. Cross both wires through (1) 4mm Crystal Bicone
  3. Pick up (1) 3mm Crystal Bicone and (1) seed beads onto each wire
  4. Feed both wires through the holes of a 10mm sew-on setting
  5. Pick up (1) seed bead and (1) 3mm Crystal Bicone onto each wire
  6. Cross both wires through (1) 4mm Crystal Bicone
  7. Pick up (1) 3mm Crystal Bicone and (1) seed bead onto each wire
  8. Cross both wires through the bottom hole of a DiamonDuo bead
  9. Pick up (3) seed beads onto each wire
  10. Cross both wires through the top hole of the same DiamonDuo bead
  11. Pick up (1) seed bead and (1) 3mm Crystal Bicone onto each wire
  12. Cross both wires through (1) 4mm Crystal Bicone
  13. Feed both wires through the holes of a 12mm sew-on setting
  14. Repeat steps 5-13 to complete the length of your bracelet, using 2 more 12mm sew-on settings and lastly the 2nd 10mm sew-on setting.

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End up picking up the same beads to mimic the beginning of the bracelet: (1) 3mm Crystal Bicone, (1) seed bead – and then also (1) 2x2mm Crimp Tube onto each wire.

 

 

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Feed both wires through the loops of your Tube Bar Clasp and back through the crimp beads and pull each strand tight (in the direction towards your bracelet). CRIMP the crimp tubes with your Crimping Pliers and snip off your tails! ALL DONE!!

Hope you love making your Dutchess Bracelet! There are so many stunning color combinations you could do!

Until next time Bead-Friends!

-Leah

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