Brittany’s Swooping Swallow Bracelet

Brittany’s Swooping Swallow Bracelet

This adorable and very stylish bracelet was designed by Bead World Glendale’s Brittany Egidi.  This quick and easy bracelet design has real impact.  Make it your own by varying the colors you dangle from the clasp, or add some charms.  Have fun!

Required Skills:
Wire Wrapping
Jump Rings

You Will Need:
Vintaj Swirl Clasp
Vintaj Swooping Swallow pendant
8mm Swarovski crystal cube (3)
7mm Vintaj brass jump rings (3)
2 inch, 24 gauge Vintaj headpins (3)
6mm freshwater pearls (2)
6mm Swarovski crystal bicone (1)
Size 11 seed beads OR 2mm Swarovski crystals (6)
2 pieces of Vintaj brass chain (approx. 6 inches each, to fit)
Instructions:
1. Carefully open one 7mm jump ring. String on the first link of each piece of chain as well as the loop on the swallow’s tail. Carefully close the jump ring.

2. Carefully open another 7mm jump ring. String on the last link of each piece of chain as well as the loop on the swirl portion of the clasp. Carefully close the jump ring.

3. Carefully open the last 7mm jump ring. String on the large link portion of the clasp as well as the loop on the swallow’s head. Carefully close the jump ring. You should be able to close the clasp now and have a functional bracelet.

4. Thread the following onto a head pin: seed bead, freshwater pearl, seed bead. Form a wire wrapped loop above the beads, making sure to attach the loop to the large link portion of the clasp before wrapping the loop closed. Cut off any extra wire.

5. Thread the following onto a second head pin: seed bead, crystal bicone, seed bead. Form a wire wrapped loop above the beads, making sure to attach the loop to the large link portion of the clasp before wrapping the loop closed. The two dangles will be right next to one another. Cut off any extra wire.

6. Thread the following onto the last head pin: seed bead, freshwater pearl, seed bead. Form a wire wrapped loop above the beads, making sure to attach the loop to the large link portion of the clasp before wrapping the loop closed. The three dangles will be right next to one another. Cut off any extra wire. Ta Da! Your bracelet is complete!

2 comments on “Brittany’s Swooping Swallow Bracelet
  1. Paula: says:

    Love the look of this. Your blog is upbeat, informative, and cool. Keep up the good work, from a happy Bead World customer.

  2. Yea! Thanks for the encouragement, Paula! We’re having a lot of fun getting to share our favorite beading materials and techniques with you guys.

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