I went on a bit of a bracelet kick this past week. You know how it is, sometimes you see a design and it just grabs you. A couple of weeks ago this bracelet design was featured on the Artbeads web site and I just had to make it. This is the bracelet that got me to buy Swarovski crystals. I have resisted the sparkle for years, even though the bling is plentiful at the Bead & Button show every year. This is the Emerald City bracelet. You can buy all of the materials right from the project page. Pretty clever of Artbeads...
List of Components:
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Dark Moss Green (5625-DMG10, qty 19)
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-crys5, qty 32)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-crys3, qty 40)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Dark Moss Green (5328-DMG3, qty 24)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal (5328-crys3, qty 24)
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-crys10, qty 2)
I liked the design so much I bought more beads to make another bracelet in Amethyst and Topaz. I would have finished it this week as well, but one of the square beads was chipped. I emailed Artbeads and they are sending along a replacement, with their profuse apologies.
While I was perusing their website I also picked up a couple of kits.
Cape Cod in Bloom Bracelet.
Tanzanite Temptation Bracelet.
These kits included everything you needed except the beading wire for stringing, which I have. They called out a different brand in the instructions, but I always use Soft Flex. Both of the kit bracelets were strung on the Soft Flex Extreme Metallic Flex Wire Medium (0.019 in diameter), in the 925 Sterling Silver.