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Zen Garden Bracelet Stack

About this design:

I used a mix of Burma Jade, Goldstone, Turquoise, and Coconut Shell to create this easy-to-wear bracelet stack. I love this natural/earthy color palette, and the addition of the charms adds another layer of interest.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • African Brass Rice
  • Antique Silver Lotus Blossom Bail
  • Antique Silver Lotus Coin Bead
  • Gold 24 Gauge Wire
  • Beading Wire
  • Burmese Jade Energy Tubes
  • Czech Glass Antique Silver 3mm Rounds
  • Czech Glass Lotus Coin
  • Gold Crimp Tubes/Covers
  • Gold Headpin
  • Gold Lobster Clasp
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Goldstone 4mm Rounds
  • Hubei Turquoise Faceted Rondelles
  • Tiny Thread Tassel
  • Coconut Shell Rondelles
  • Gold 1-4 Beaded Bar
  • Seed Beads
  • Mini Hamsa Charm

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by sliding a 6" piece (or your desired length) of beading wire though the loop of the bar. Secure with a crimp tube & cover. Repeat this step on two more of the loops-leaving one loop empty.
Step 2:
Slide the beads on the strands in the order shown in the picture. On the bottom strand I used Hubei Turquoise, Coconut Shell Rondelles, and 8/0 seed beads. In the center I used the lotus bail, with the Hamsa charm attached with a jump ring. The second strand is bead chain made with the Jade energy tubes & African Brass. The third strand has Hubei Turquoise, Coconut Shell Rondelles, and gold 6/0 seed beads. The top strand has Antique Silver Czech Glass, Goldstone 4mm Rounds, and 11/0 seed beads.
Step 3:
Using the headpins, make bead charms with the Czech glass lotus coin & the silver lotus bead. Using jump rings, attach the charms, along with a tassel to the end of the bar. Attach a jump ring & lobster clasp to the other end.

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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge

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  1. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Gorgeous design !!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Great choice of beads used. Beautiful design. You come up with great original designs every week!

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Beautiful mix of beads and stones…. Especially taken with the jade energy tube shape!

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely Elaina. I love all of the little danglies.

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