Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . Inspired by my daily (well, almost) walks on the shores of a beautiful resort called Shangri-la on Monkey Island (no, there are no actual monkeys on the island) on Grand Lake, Oklahoma, I used the color pallet for this bracelet.

Shangri-la Bracelet

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by my daily (well, almost) walks on the shores of a beautiful resort called Shangri-la on Monkey Island (no, there are no actual monkeys on the island) on Grand Lake, Oklahoma, I used the color pallet for this bracelet.

This bracelet project uses equal lengths of crystal links and chain. It's a great way to use up any chain remnants you have; simply connect stray pieces together to match the length of your crystal links. Use any size crystals and mix up the colors to create a different color theme.

Materials

6mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56B
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $2.77
  • Gold Club Price: $2.08
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4mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 10
A13-129A
  • Lesson Quantity: 42.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 5.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Rose Gold Filled Oval Lobster 13mm - Pack of 1
L3-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.92
  • Gold Club Price: $5.19
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Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 6mm (ID) 4.34mm - Pack of 10
J11-192
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.20
  • Gold Club Price: $4.65
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Sterling Silver Bead Cone 6.5x3.5mm - Pack of 1
K9-120
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $2.06
  • Gold Club Price: $1.55
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Gold Filled Eyepins 24GA 1 inch - Pack of 10
J8-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 22.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 each
  • Price: $4.24
  • Gold Club Price: $3.18
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Gold Filled Cable Chain 1.7x2.45mm - 10 Feet
C4-121U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $69.40
  • Gold Club Price: $52.05
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Load a small crystal, large crystal and small crystal onto an eye pin to make a connector. Make a perfect loop at the other end. See instructions here: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Perfect-Sized-Loops-Every-Time_318.html
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet
Step 2
Connect 10 crystal connectors by opening an end loop, adding a connector and closing the loop. Repeat for 2nd crystal length.
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet
Step 3
Cut a chain length equal to the crystal connector lengths and place in the middle.
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet
Step 4
Open an eye pin and slip in a crystal connector, chain and crystal connector.
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet
Step 5
Close the eye pin and slide on a bead cone and small crystal.
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet
Step 6
Make a perfect loop at the top of the crystal.
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet
Step 7
Attach a lobster clasp to one bracelet end and a jump ring to the other end.
Kristal Wick's Shangri-la Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , shangri-la bracelet