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Agate and Amazonite Link Bracelets

April 2021 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

beaded earrings

The Spring Festival Necklace is part of Molly's monthly color palette challenge! 

Spring Festival Bracelet  Designed by Molly Schaller 
Featuring Bead Gallery® beads 
Available exclusively at www.halcraftcollection.com 

Amazonite Bracelet
Materials:
1 22x32mm Brazilian amazonite connector
8 8mm opaque turquoise green Czech glass faceted rounds
1 10mm opal green glass round
18” 20 gauge gold color German wire
1 gold clasp
2 6mm gold jump rings

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers

Time to create: less than 30 minutes

Size: 7.5” length

Instructions:

1. Cut 9 2” pieces of German Wire.

2. Make a wrapped loop to attach one piece of wire to the amazonite connector.

3. Slide an 8mm turquoise green Czech glass faceted round onto the wire and make a wrapped loop.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 four more times, attaching to the previous link each time.

5. Attach a jump ring to the end of the chain of links.

6. Repeat steps 2 and 3, attaching the link to the other loop of the amazonite connector.

7. Make a wrapped loop, attaching it to the link you just created. Slide an opal green glass round onto the wire and make a wrapped loop.

8. Repeat steps 2 and 3 two more times, attaching to the previous link each time.

9. Use a jump ring to attach the clasp to the chain of links. 

Purple Agate Bracelet
Materials:
1 2-x40mm purple agate marquise connector
14 4mm opaque purple Czech glass faceted rounds (or 10 8mm dark amethyst Czech glass faceted rounds) 
14” 20 gauge gold color German wire
1 gold clasp with ring
1 6mm gold jump rings

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers

Time to create: 30 minutes - 1 hour

Size: 7.5” length

Instructions:

1. Cut 14 1” pieces of German Wire.

2. Make a simple loop. Slide a 4mm opaque purple faceted round onto the wire and make a simple loop. Repeat 13 more times for a total of 14 purple links.

3. Create 2 7-link chains of opaque purple faceted rounds.

4. Attach chains to either side of the marquise connector.

5. Use the jump ring to attach the clasp to one chain.

6. Open the final link on the other chain and attach the second half of the clasp.

Get instructions and a materials list to make the coordinating pieces by clicking the corresponding image.

Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves a variety of crafts; beading, knitting, and bookbinding are some of her favorites. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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