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Peridot crystal bangle

Celebrate your August birthday with a peridot crystal cup-chain bangle, tied in silk ribbon for extra pop.

SUPPLIES

bangle

  • 9–10 in. (23–25 cm) cup chain, 3–4 mm crystals
  • 24–30 in. (64–76 cm) silk ribbon, 1⁄4–1⁄2 in. (6–13 mm) wide
  • flat bangle
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • scissors
  • glue, such as Dazzle-Tac

earrings

  • 2 10–11 mm crystal flat backs
  • pair of earring wires with 11 mm bezels
  • glue, such as Dazzle-Tac

Cup chain from Shipwreck Beads, shipwreckbeads.com. Bangles and earring wires by Nunn Design, available from Bello Modo, bellomodo.com. Flat backs from Dreamtime Creations, dreamtimecreations.com. Check your local bead store for supplies.

INSTRUCTIONS

Bangle

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1. Cut a 9–10-in. (23–25 cm) piece of cup chain. Glue the chain to a bangle, leaving a 5 mm space between the first and last cups. Trim the excess chain.
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2. Cut a 24–30-in. (61–76 cm) piece of silk ribbon. Leaving a 3-in. (7.6 cm) tail, wrap the ribbon in the space between the first and last cups. Continue wrapping between subsequent cups.
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3. After you’ve wrapped the ribbon next to the last cup, tie the ends in a surgeon’s knot. Trim the excess ribbon.
Earring

If you like, make matching glue-and-go earrings! Your jewels will get wrapped attention without any hard work.

 

For each earring: Apply glue to the bezel of an earring wire. Place a flat back in the bezel, press gently, and allow to dry.

wrap it up
  • For a subtler effect, I cut chartreuse ribbon lengthwise before wrapping it around the bangle. 
  • You can also skip the ribbon; just make sure to secure the cup chain in a few spots with wire wraps.
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