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Crystal bracelet and earrings

All of the sparkle and dazzle of the April diamond birthstone without the price tag!
Full bracelet
To alter the length of the bracelet just a little, use 4 mm jump rings to attach the clasp.
 

I love Swarovski crystal buttons with foil backing; they have so much depth and sparkle. Decorative jump rings offer a handy way to turn these buttons into jewelry. To match their intensity, combine them with bicones in “shadow” for dazzling earrings.  

TIP: Make sure to properly close all jump rings.

SUPPLIES

bracelet

  • 7–8 12 mm square crystal buttons
  • 3 6 mm bicone crystals
  • 3 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 3 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) 22-gauge head pins
  • 41–46 7 mm decorative jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

earrings

  • 2 12 mm square crystal buttons
  • 4 6 mm bicone crystals
  • 2 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 2 in. (5 cm) 22-gauge half-hard wire
  • 2 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) 22-gauge head pins
  • 4 7 mm decorative jump rings
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Bracelet

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1. Open a jump ring. Attach three jump rings and one hole of a crystal button. Close the jump ring.
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2. Use a jump ring to attach the set of three jump rings and one hole of another button. 
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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the bracelet is within 1 in. (2.5 cm) of the finished length, ending with three jump rings on each end. Check the fit, and add or remove jump rings or buttons if necessary.
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4. On each end, use a jump ring to attach half of a clasp. 
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5. On a head pin, string a 4 mm bicone crystal, a 6 mm bicone crystal, and a 4 mm bicone. Make a plain loop. Make a one-bicone unit and a two-bicone unit as shown.
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6. Use a jump ring to attach the three bicone units and an end jump ring.
Earrings
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1. On a head pin, string a 4 mm bicone crystal and a 6 mm bicone crystal. Make a plain loop.
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Cut a 1-in. (2.5 cm) piece of wire. Make a plain loop. String a 6 mm bicone and make a plain loop.
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2. Open a jump ring. Attach the head pin unit and one hole of a crystal button. Close the jump ring. Use a jump ring to attach one loop of the remaining bicone unit and the remaining button hole.
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3. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the dangle and close the loop. Make a second earring to match the first.

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