Project Description

By Melinda
I love stars. It doesn’t matter whether they’re stars in the nighttime sky, or sea stars scattered along the beach, either way, I’m in love with the shape. When I opened the box and found the little silver stars I let out a little happy squeak. This is just such a lovely palette, and the stars are perfect with the companion beads. I don’t keep much of the jewelry I make, but this bracelet, along with the earrings I made from this box, have gone into my personal jewelry wardrobe. Here’s how to make your own Star Quality Bracelet:
Supplies From Your Box:
Silver Star Beads (5)
Small Turquoise Beads (10)
Rust-Colored Stone Beads (2)
Large Pewter-Colored Drop Bead
Additional Tools And Supplies:
Silver-Plated Rolo Chain: 7” (Sun and Moon Craft Kits on Etsy)
Silver-Plated Wire: 24 gauge
Silver-Plated Jump Rings: smooth, 4mm (11)
Silver-Plated Ball-End Head pins(6)
Silver-Plated Clasp: lobster claw style
Twisted Antique Silver Jump Rings: 10mm (4) and 6mm (1)(Yadana Beads on Etsy)
Twisted Seashell Charm (Maya Honey on Etsy)
Small Silver Spacer Bead
Small Goldstone Beads (3)
Flush Cutter Tool
One-Step Looper Tool
Pliers: Chain-Nose and Round Nose
Technique:
Assemble the star strand as follows: Use looper tool to put a loop at the end of (3) stars. Use looper to make a chain with 4 turquoise beads, one rust bead, 4 more turquoise beads and one more rust bead. Put a smooth jump ring at the end of the rust bead. Attach stars together with 2 more jump rings, and finally use one jump ring to attach star segment to bead segment. (fig 1)
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Your finished strand should measure approximately 7”. (You can adjust the final size of the bracelet by adding or removing beads at this point.) Cut a matching length of silver-plated chain, making it a hair smaller so you can attach a jump ring to each end. (fig 2)
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Make the following dangles, using head pins and a looping tool: For one end of the bracelet, make one star, one turquoise dangle, and one goldstone dangle, with a smooth jump ring attached to each one. (fig 3)
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Attach these charms to the starry end of the bracelet with a 10mm twisted jump ring. For the other end, make one turquoise dangle and one goldstone dangle (each with a smooth jump ring) and then add 10mm twisted jump rings to one star and the shell charm. Assemble the longest dangle by threading the following onto a head pin: the large pewter drop, the silver spacer bead, and one goldstone bead. Finish with a loop at the top, and then attach a 6mm twisted jump ring.
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Attach all of these dangles and the lobster claw clasp to the other end of the bracelet, using a 10mm jump ring. That’s all there is to it!
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