This is a version of a bracelet I made last year, when I first designed my fine silver skully charm. I've reverted back to my favorite classic black and red color combination for this one. Here are the project instructions, for anyone interested in making the bracelet themselves:
Finished Size: 8.5"
Materials 1 fine silver double skully charm 1 15mm diameter fine silver patterned disc 10 16mm x 9mm faceted onyx rondelles 1 14mm grey shell pearl 36 5mm x 3mm faceted red Czech glass rondelles 5 6° grey seed beads 1 13mm x 9mm faceted red glass drop 1 2" head pin 2 sterling silver crimp tubes 13" strand .019 beading wire
1. String the red glass drop on the head pin and create a wire-wrapped loop. 2. String one end of the beading wire through the disc and wire-wrapped red glass drop. Then string the beading wire back through the disc and secure the wire with 1 crimp tube. 3. String 1 red rondelle, 1 onyx bead, 1 red rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 onyx bead, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx bead, 1 grey seed bead, 1 red rondelle, 1 onyx bead, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx bead, 1 red rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 red rondelle, double skully charm, 3 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 red rondelle, shell pearl, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 1 red rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 onyx rondelle, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 1 red rondelle, 1 crimp tube and 15 red rondelles. 4. String the beading wire back through the first red rondelle strung after the crimp tube, 1 crimp tube, 1 red rondelle and 1 onyx bead to create the loop. Flatten the crimp tube and trim any excess wire to finish.
Resources: Fine silver charm and disc: Melissa J. Lee (www.melissajlee.etsy.com). Onyx: AD Adornments (www.adadornments.com). Shell pearl and glass drop: Bruce Frank Beads (www.brucefrankbeads.co). Seed beads and findings: Chelsea's beads (www.chelseasbeads.com).
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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