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Egyptian Nile Bracelet

Egyptian Nile Bracelet

Egyptian Nile Bracelet

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Difficulty: Intermediate

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The Egyptian Nile Bracelet mixes vibrant turquoise Preciosa glass beads with high quality silver Preciosa pyramid beads to create the appearance of glimmering water. This delicate bracelet will catch the light making it ideal during the spring and summer months.

Follow the instructions on how to make your own Egyptian inspired 'Nile' bracelet.

Step 1

Cut a piece of wire approx. 40cm long and thread on a crimp bead. Place it in the centre of the wire and crimp. Fold the wire in half and thread through a necklace end (calotte). Close the necklace end.

Step 2

Sort through your glass mix to make sure you have enough similar beads to complete your bracelet - each mix differs so it's best to check this before you start. Look for some matching pearls in around 8mm (I used 4 of these) and some matching pearls in around 4mm ( I used 8 of these).

Step 3

Thread both ends of wire through an 8mm pearl. Now separate the ends and add a seed bead to each, followed by a 4mm pearl, firepolished bead and another seed bead on each strand. Now thread one end through each of the holes on the pyramid bead. 

Step 4

Keeping the 2 ends separate, add the following beads to each: 1 seed bead, 1 firepolished bead, 1 seed bead. Then bring the strands together and thread both through an 8mm pearl bead. Separate the ends again and add 1 seed bead, 1 firepolished bead and 1 seed bead to each strand before threading on the pyramid bead.

Step 5

Repeat step 4 another 2 times but vary the beads if you wish. You will need to add the seed beads to make sure you don't see any of the wire as you bring the 2 pieces together.

Step 6

After the 4th pyramid bead add the following beads to each strand: 1 x seed bead, 1 x firepolished bead, 1 x 4mm pearl, 1 seed bead. Now bring the strands together and thread through an 8mm pearl. Add the necklace and and a crimp, secure and close the necklace end. Attach a large jump ring to one end and a small jump ring with a lobster clasp to the other.

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