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Summer Party

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

When I first laid eyes on the new Swarovski Neon pearls - I thought my eyeballs were going to be sucked out of my head. I could not believe how bright - how intense - the colours were.

They reminded me of a time, many, many years ago now - when a customer called and asked me - "Do you have any YELLOW beads. I mean, a true, bright, yellow, like a highlighter yellow?" Well - I eventually did find her some bright yellow beads, but we had to special order them - there just wasn't anything like that available.

Ms Yellow Bead Lady - wherever you are now - these beads are for you.

Combining the silky matte yellow and orange with the glossy Ivory Pearls creates a fun colour combo - with just the right amount of contrast.

You'll want to refer to our tutorial on making "Rapid Loops" to make the large number of dangles required for this bracelet.

String an 8 mm Neon Orange pearl - then add 5 dangles, then another 8 mm Orange Pearl, then 5 more, and continue the same way until you get the length you need. Add the clasp with crimps and crimp covers.

Hang 5 more dangles off the loop of the toggle clasp - just so you don't get a big, naked spot in the bracelet. I actually used the clasp with the multiple loops for the toggle, and then took 3 off, because I just didn't need it that long.

The dangles were made randomly - they all have two beads, with the end one smaller than the next. Other than that - anything goes!

Quantities listed below are approximate. The overall length is 8 inches: you may want to make yours a little shorter if you don't need that much length. I suggest making the dangles first, and then stringing. There are about 135 dangles - 5 on the toggle at the end and 130 in the main part.


          
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Qty: 2 96096052 Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Crimp Tubes - Gold-filled (25)Price: $ 6.50
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Qty: 2 helcbc040gf Findings - Crimps - 4 mm Crimp Covers - Gold-filled (10)Price: $ 8.30
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22801012-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Goldplated (5 grams)

(to attach clasp and dangles to clasp)

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s30556 Findings - Toggle Clasp - 10 x 70 mm Multi-Ring Adjustable Toggle - Gold PlatedPrice: $ 1.35
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22601032 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Flat Head - Goldplated (100)

(about 135)

Price: $ 3.02
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961ext02430gld Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .024 (Heavy) - Extreme 24k Gold (Spool)

(about 10 inches)

Price: $ 68.95
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27753014mm248 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Sun (36)

(approx 40)

Price: $ 4.88
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27750004mm249 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Round (5000) - Citrine (Pkg 18)

(approx 30)

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27750001259372 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Round (5000) - Red Topaz (Pkg 18)

(approx 30)

Price: $ 6.08
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27758101032319 Swarovski Gemstone Pearl - 4 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Ivory Pearl (strand 25)

(approx 40)

Price: $ 4.05
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27758101096319 Swarovski Gemstone Pearl - 6 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Ivory Pearl (strand 25)

(approx 25)

Price: $ 6.29
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s33091 Swarovski Neon Pearl - 3 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Neon Yellow Pearl (100) - Discontinued - 60% off!

(approx 30 used)

Price: $ 11.55
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s33095 Swarovski Neon Pearl - 6 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Neon Orange Pearl (strand 25) - Discontinued - 60% off!

(approx 50)

Price: $ 6.00
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s33087 Swarovski Neon Pearl - 6 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Neon Yellow Pearl (strand 25) - Discontinued - 60% off!

(approx 40 used)

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s33096 Swarovski Neon Pearl - 8 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Neon Orange Pearl (strand 25) - Discontinued - 60% off!

(approx 50 - 25 for the main strands as spacer beads, and the rest for dangles)

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