Tropical Punch Bracelet
Create this sparkling sweet braided crystal bracelet from Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements and Jolee’s Jewels™.
Designed by Karen Benvenuti.
- Jolee’s Jewels™ Bicone, 6mm – Rose (35), Light Rose (35), Padpradscha (35) and Jonquil (35)
- Jolee’s Jewels™ Bicone, 4mm – Padpradscha (50) and Chrysolite (50)
- Stringing Wire
- Crimp Beads, 8mm (12) – Silver
- Toggle – Silver
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Flush Cutters
Cut stringing wire into six pieces, each 16" long.
String a wire through a crimp bead then through the round end of the toggle. Thread back through the crimp and pull close to end and collapse the crimp with your chain nose pliers.
Repeat this step for all of the wires, attaching them all to the toggle.
Begin stringing on your crystals in your desired pattern. (Start with 33 of the 6mm crystals to make the right length.) Make a small knot very close to where you stopped stringing to hold in place. String crystals on all of the wires at the same length as the first strand, and knot.
Braid your strands with two strands together.
When you reach the end, use a clasp to hold all but one end strand.
Thread this strand through a crimp bead then through the bar end of the toggle. Pull the crystals close to the end then leave a ¼" space between the toggle and crimp bead. (You will need space in order to pass the toggle bar through the other end.) Collapse the crimp bead tightly.
Repeat with all of the strands to finish.