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Rainbow Squared Bead Link Bracelet and Matching Earrings

by Nancy Chase
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Colorful beads, chunky chain link, and a matching pair of earrings, make a bright statement to wear with anything!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 20 ft
H17-I18-20FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.00
  • Gold Club Price: $9.00
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Sterling Silver Hook w/ Rings 15mm - Pack of 1
K3-101
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.87
  • Gold Club Price: $2.15
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.55mm - Pack of 25
S11-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.83
  • Gold Club Price: $1.37
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Sterling Silver Earwires 14.5mm w/2mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-46
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.22
  • Gold Club Price: $1.67
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Tools

Acculoop Precision Round Nose
PLR-741.00
  • PLR-741.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.23
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Economy Flush Cutters - 5 Inches Long
G2-59
  • G2-59
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Starving Artist Tool Kit
G15-3A
  • G15-3A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $22.97
  • Gold Club Price: $17.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Begin by measuring and cutting 9 pieces of wire at 1.25 inch length each.

Using the round nose pliers, make a simple loop at one end of each piece of wire. Make sure the loop touches the stem to close the loop completely. Thread a bead onto each wire.
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Step 2
Make a simple loop around the other end of the wire. Close the loop tight to the stem to make the first bead link.
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Step 3
Make a simple loop at one end of another piece of wire. Thread a bead on the other end. Make a simple loop at the other end of the bead, but do not close it yet.
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Step 4
Thread the open loop through the closed loop of the first bead link. Bend the open loop closed around the end of the first bead link.
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Step 5
Continue attaching each bead link to the previous link, before closing the open loop.
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Step 6
Make all the bead links you need for your size, attaching to one another until all the beads are linked to form the chain.
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Step 7
Open one jump ring. Loop the jump ring around one end of the bracelet chain to form the clasp end.
Open the last jump ring, loop it through the other end of the bracelet chain, and the hook clasp to finish the bracelet.


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Step 8
For the earrings, use the wire cutters to cut 6 pieces of wire into 1.25 lengths.
Make a simple loop on one piece of wire and thread a bead onto the other end. Make the second simple loop on the other end, close the loop around making sure it curls to the wire stem. Make a second bead link, attaching it to the first one before closing the second simple loop. Repeat for the third and final link. Repeat for the second earring.
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Step 9
Open the jump rings using the chain- and flat-nose pliers. Thread a jump ring onto an ear wire and the top closed loop of the bead chain. Close the jump ring. Repeat for the second earring.

These earrings measure 2 inches in length.
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