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Preciosa Candy Cross Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Preciosa Candy Cross Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Katrina

Difficulty: Beginner

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Make yourself a gorgeous bracelet in one of our most popular patterns! This version uses Preciosa candy beads, Swarovski crystal chatons and CrystaLove bicones for a glamorous look! We have chosen the pink colour scheme for the products list, but you are of course free to choose your own colours. Whatever colours you decide to make this glamorous bracelet in, we would love to see your finished designs our Facebook Group, Beads Direct & Friends

Let's bead!

Products needed:

CrystaLove™ 4mm bicones
Preciosa™ candy beads in 6mm
Swarovski chatons in 1088 5mm
Zamak connector bar - you will need two packs in gold
Toggle clasp
Glue
Side cutters or chain nose pliers
Flat nose pliers

Please note that our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery! <3


Step 1

Cut a 1-metre length of wire and find the centre point. Thread on the bar of the toggle clasp to the centre. Thread a crimp bead onto both ends of the wire and slide it up next to the clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead, pull it tight and squash the crimp bead flat.

Step 2

Thread a bicone onto both strands of wire. Onto each strand, string on another bicone, 6mm bead, bicone and then a metal connector. Then string on a bicone, 6mm bead and a candy bead. On the same strand you will now mirror the pattern with a 6mm bead, bicone and a metal connector. Repeat the pattern (connector bicone, 6mm, candy bead, 6mm, bicone, connector). After your 5th connector, check the size against your wrist. 

Step 3

Complete the strand of the bracelet with a bicone, 6mm bead and another bicone. If you haven't already, take your second strand of wire and mirror the pattern above, first by adding a bicone, 6mm bead, bicone and then going through the other hole of the metal connector.

Step 4

When you reach the end and have added your bicone, 6mm bead and bicone, pass both wires through another bicone. Then thread a crimp bead onto both strands, pass the wires through the loop of the clasp and bring them back through the crimp bead. Pull the wires so the crimp bead in snug against the clasp. Squash the crimp bead flat and weave the tail ends into your design. Finish by glueing your crystals into the connector settings and allow to dry before wearing your bracelet.