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Black Beauties

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Back in the day, when horses were the main mode of transport, it was fashionable to have your carriage pulled by matched horses - matched pairs or multiples of pairs.

In the spirit of that, how about matched pairs of bracelets? Course, you don't want them to be exactly the same - because then you get that "matchy-matchy" thing goin' on. So, two, almost the same - obviously a set, but each a little different?

We have two bracelets - the clasps are different, and the tone of each bracelet is the same, but they are a little different. They feature the Zinc spacers, so they won't break the bank (yeah - I know, who are you and what have you done with Dwyn?). One features a clasp that I pulled out of my stash - we had it in the store a while back but it is made with a carved vintage cabochon, so if you didn't snap it up then ... .

The other has a newer clasp - in sterling - because it looked just right. Be aware, the Sterling silver clasp will tarnish with time whereas the Zinc spacers will not. And finally - the second bracelet uses the donuts as well as the nuggets.

This pair looks excellent in this month's stone of the month, Onyx, , but you could do this in one of the other stone beads as well!

Each bracelet as made is about 8.5 inches long - but remember - I like 'em long and you might not.









          
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s27644 Finding - Box Clasp - Big Leafy Nest Hexagon - Sterling Silver (1)

(For Option 2)

Price: $ 15.95
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s27579 Metal Bead Cap - 9 mm I Shot the Sheriff's Star - Antiqued Zinc

(Option 1 uses 32, Option 2 uses 26)

Price: $ 0.15
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25001002 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .019 (Medium) - Silver Grey (Spool)Price: $ 21.26
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s27646 Sterling - Box Clasp - Steaming Bun Hexagon - Sterling Silver (1)

(Love the design on these - these could work well too. Get one on general principle.)

Price: $ 15.95
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s27647 Sterling - Box Clasp w Stone - Round Mabe Pearl Cabochon - Cream (1)

(A Pearl clasp could be handsome - nice contrast.)

Price: $ 21.25
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s20635 Sterling - Box Clasp w Swarovski Elements - Faceted Round - Crystal (1)

(Black clasps sell out fast - they go with everything. Black Diamond could look good.)

Price: $ 18.60
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96002401 Sterling Crimps - 2 x 2 mm Crimp Tube - Sterling (50)Price: $ 5.85
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helcbc04ss Sterling Crimps - 4 mm Crimp Bead Covers - Sterling (10)Price: $ 5.78
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s27134 Stone Beads - 12 x 7 mm Faceted Nugget - Onyx (strand)

(Option 1 uses 16, Option 2 uses 13)

Price: $ 14.40
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s27135 Stone Beads - 6 mm Faceted Rondelles - Onyx (strand)

(Option 2 uses 12.)

Price: $ 14.95
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