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Gilded Paradise Bracelet

About this design:

I really liked the look of several types of gemstone nuggets mixed together, so I decided to create a funky mix of layered bracelets. I used some of the same components throughout each bracelet to create a cohesive design. This bracelet looks complicated but its easy as can be!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need: * 4 types of Gemstone Nuggets * 1 Strand of Czech Glass Bali Daisy Spacer Beads in Gold * 1 Strand of Czech Glass Seafoam 3x5mm Rondelles * 2 Greek Gold Barrel * Faceted Gold Beads 3mm * 1 Champagne Luster Druzy Slice * Stardust Gold Beads 6mm * Pink Opal Chips Stretch Bracelet (It's cheaper than buying a strand:) * 1' each of 4 different styles of Satin Hamilton Gold Chain * Jump rings * Clasp * Gold Wire 20 gauge

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut enough wire to fit around your wrist. String on the beads in the order shown.
Step 2:
Take your wire and feed it through the chain end. Use your round nose pliers to create a loop and wrap the excess tightly around the loop. Trim off any excess wire. Do the same to the other side. Trim your chain to the desired length. The tutorial below will show you how to create the loop if you need more more info.
Step 3:
Do Steps 1-2 for all other layers. Then use the larger jump ring to attach your chain ends to on both sides. Attach your clasp to one of the jump rings.
Step 4:
Dalmatian Jasper Nugget Bracelet - I used Pink Opal Chips, Czech glass 3x5mm rondelles, 3mm Faceted Gold beads, Satin Hamilton Rollo Chain, and a Murex Shell charm.
Step 5:
Phosphosiderite Nugget Bracelet - I used Phosphosiderite Tumbled Nuggets, Greek Spiral Bead, Stardust Gold Beads, Seafoam 3x5mm Czech Glass Rondelles, Greek Patina Spacers, Long and Short Oval Chain, Daisy Spacers in Gold, and a Conch Shell Charm
Step 6:
Prehnite Nugget Bracelet - I used Prehnite Tumbled Nuggets, Champagne Druzy Slice, Bali Daisy Spacer in Gold, Gold Barrel Bead, 3mm Gold Faceted Beads, Textured Roll Chain
Step 7:
Goldstone Nugget Bracelet - I used Goldstone Tumbled Nuggets, Antique Gold Bail Charms, Seafoam Czech Glass 3x5m Rondelles, Long and Short Flat Oval Chain

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Rollo Chain

Measurements: 4mm links

per foot

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Measurements: 2mm hole


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Measurements: 3mm hole, 6mm thick

Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Long & Short Chain

Measurements: 6-7x3-4mm, 3x2.5mm

per foot
Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Textured Rollo Chain

Measurements: 5mm links

per foot

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    There are a lot of great beads in this. I might need to do some shopping.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous bracelet! What a great way to use 4 different nuggets to create 4 similar bracelets into one but each one still has its own identity.

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    Tater says:

    Your designs always astound me! I love the variety in this set of four, and am studying your pattern of small bits of repetition to unify the unique collection! Brilliant and lovely!

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    Delia C says:

    I love this! Love the dalmation jasper stone. At first, i thought it was a set of individual stackable bracelets and then realized it was all one. Can’t decide which I like better.

    Itsa beautiful piece

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the colors you picked for your bracelet. The stones look great with the gold findings. Lovely,

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    All the different gemstones combined together create such a visual paradise to enjoy! One thing I really like is the differing chain styles you used for each strand. You definitely achieved your goal in bring together such variety into a cohesive whole. Great work Andrea! :)

  7. A Stack
    A Stack says:

    Just lovely. Many projects on the plate already but I might just make this one for myself.

  8. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    I am thrilled you are enjoying this design! Thank you.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    This is wonderful. So much to admire and enjoy in this bracelet.

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    B5forever says:

    What is the cost to make the bracelet as pictured?

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