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How to make a crystalove bracelet - bracelet course with magnetic clasps

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How to make a crystalove bracelet - bracelet course with magnetic clasps

Designed by: Mada Miotk

Difficulty: Beginner

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I have prepared for you today instructions on how to make a bracelet of crystals. Shiny CrystaLove beads are a great idea for jewellery for an evening out! I will also show you how to finish off your bracelet using a magnetic clasp. Let's begin! 

Materials:

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Cut three pieces of jewellery wire about 70cm long each. Fold them in half and attach to a jump ring, then secure with a crimp. The crimp itself can also be lightly coated with glue.

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We thread the 3x4 CrystaLove beads in any order on each of the six strands.

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Step 3

Move them closer to the crimps, making sure that the strands are not tangled. 

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We apply glue to one half of the magnetic clasp. Ensure you add enough glue - the glue should also get between the beads - the tip will then be better protected.

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Step 5

Add the beginning of our bracelet into the clasp.

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Step 6

Leave it for some time to let the glue dry. It's best to wait until the next day. You may have to hold it in place for a couple of minutes to ensure it stays in place. 

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When we are sure that the clasp is stuck well, we can start threading the crystals. In this case, I threaded them completely randomly. From time to time I also added spacers between crystals.

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During threading, we must be careful that the beads do not slip off the strands.

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When we think that the bracelet will be long enough to fit on our wrist - for me it is about 18cm with a clasp - we make sure that the individual links are of a similar length. 

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Thread one crimp onto the cord, attach the cord to the jump ring and turn back through the crimp. 

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We go through a few beads and carefully tighten the strand (note - this method will work only with thinner wires). 

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When the gaps between the crystals are no longer visible, we squash and glue the crimp.

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And cut off the protruding end of the line as close as possible to the beads. 

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In the same way we end the remaining strands. 

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If with some strands we leave a longer loop, it will be easier for us to arrange the beads in the tip.

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Apply the adhesive to the other end of the fastener in the same way as in Step 4. 

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Place the end in the tip. Not all of the crystals need to fit - the main thing is that the crimps are not visible and that the jump ring is as deep as possible in the tip - then the glue will hold better. 

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Carefully put the bracelet away to dry. 

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And its ready!

Bracelets made of CrystaLove crystals sparkle beautifully! Share yours on our Facebook Group

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