Crazy Eight Swarovski Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50" x .50"

bracelet measures 6.50" x .50"

beads measure 1" x .50"

beads measure 1" x .50"

 

Shiny figure eight metal pieces give this crazy awesome project cool curved edges. Double links with a beautiful scored finish hold all the parts together. Quick and easy to attach, just slip in the figure eight metal pieces and close the links with pliers. Pink Swarovski crystals are threaded through the center, making this a unique bracelet. If bling is not your thing, skip the crystals and wear the metal bracelet au natural. Either way it’s still crazy awesome!

Directions

step 1 - The links come already open. Simply slip a figure eight onto one side. Use needle nose pliers to close the link. 

step 1 - The links come already open. Simply slip a figure eight onto one side. Use needle nose pliers to close the link. 

step 2 - Slip a figure eight onto the other side and use the the pliers to close it. Continue adding until you have a total of nine figure eights. Create a second identical strand.

step 2 - Slip a figure eight onto the other side and use the the pliers to close it. Continue adding until you have a total of nine figure eights. Create a second identical strand.

step 3 - Attach one strand to the other by joining them vertically with the links.

step 3 - Attach one strand to the other by joining them vertically with the links.

step 4 - Cut beading thread to measure approximately 20”.  Thread the beading needle. Bring the needle over the first horizontal link and wrap it around once leaving a 6” tail. The thread will be almost invisible on the front side of the bracelet.

step 4 - Cut beading thread to measure approximately 20”.  Thread the beading needle. Bring the needle over the first horizontal link and wrap it around once leaving a 6” tail. The thread will be almost invisible on the front side of the bracelet.

step 5 - Add a crystal bead.  Bring the thread across the top of the next link.  Wrap it around the link once. 

step 5 - Add a crystal bead.  Bring the thread across the top of the next link.  Wrap it around the link once. 

step 6 - Continue adding crystals and wrapping the thread around the next link.

step 6 - Continue adding crystals and wrapping the thread around the next link.

step 7 - At the end of the bracelet, wrap around the last link then move back through the last crystal bead.  Move back through the work on the wrong side of the bracelet creating three or four half hitch knots. Cut off the excess thread.

step 8 - Thread the 6” tail you started with, through the needle.  Work through the beads creating half hitch knots.

step 9 - Attach Strands One, Two and Three to jump rings in that order. Attach toggle clasps to the jump rings.

step 9 - Attach Strands One, Two and Three to jump rings in that order. Attach toggle clasps to the jump rings.

 

How Observant Are You?

Besides the vertical links, do you see the difference between these two bracelet strand photos?

If you don’t, you may make the mistake I did. I didn’t notice which way the closed side of the eight was facing on each piece and my first strands (photo 1) had them facing in different directions. I had to relink all the pieces. The closed side of the eight should be on the outer edge of the bracelet.  Also, close all the links on the back of the bracelet not the front. 

If you don’t, you may make the mistake I did. I didn’t notice which way the closed side of the eight was facing on each piece and my first strands (photo 1) had them facing in different directions. I had to relink all the pieces. The closed side of the eight should be on the outer edge of the bracelet.  Also, close all the links on the back of the bracelet not the front. 



Supplies

At Fire Mountain Gems

  • figure eight links 15mm x 7mm- 18 H20-B3243FN
  • double links 6.5mm x 2.5mm - 34D81-A9828FN
  • clear or white beading thread
  • beading needle
  • 2-strand slide clasp
  • 5mm jump rings - 4

At Amazon

  • Swarovski Rose bicone crystals 6mm - 17
  • jewelry pliers
 

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