Butterfly and Mini Medallion Bracelet & Earrings

Materials

  • Light brown/clear round crystal beads, six
  • Pale pink round cat’s eye beads, 10
  • Antique brass findings: filigree butterfly, 12 mini medallions, 16 eye pins, two French hook ear wires, 12 small pumpkin beads, butterfly toggle clasp

Tools

  • Beadalon: Designer Ergo cutter, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers

Directions

Bracelet

  • 1. Thread one small brass bead, one light brown round crystal, and one small brass bead onto eye pin. Bend top of eye pin; trim to 1/2”. Use chain-nose pliers to turn loop at top of eye pin. Repeat three times.
  • 2. Thread one small brass bead, one pale pink round bead, and one small brass bead onto eye pin. Bend top of eye pin; trim to 1/2”. Use chain-nose pliers to turn loop at top of eye pin. Repeat.
  • 3. Open loop at top of eye pin with light brown bead; attach to one part of toggle clasp. Open loop at bottom of eye pin; attach to mini medallion. Open loop at top of second eye pin with light brown bead; attach to bottom of mini medallion. Open loop at bottom of eye pin; attach to mini medallion. Open loop at top of eye pin with pale pink bead; attach to bottom of mini medallion. Open loop at bottom of eye pin; attach to butterfly. Repeat Step 3 in reverse to finish bracelet.

Earrings

  • 1. Thread pale pink bead onto eye pin. Bend top of eye pin; trim to 1/2”. Use chain-nose pliers to turn loop at top of eye pin. Repeat seven times.
  • 2. Thread light brown bead onto eye pin. Bend top of eye pin; trim to 1/2”. Use chain-nose pliers to turn loop at top of eye pin. Repeat.
  • 3. Open loops on either end of eye pins; attach to mini medallions as shown.
  • 4. Open loop on bottom of ear wire; attach to top medallion to create earring.
  • 5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create other earring.
by Keri Lee Sereika
Butterfly and Mini Medallion Bracelet & Earrings
Butterfly and Mini Medallion Bracelet & Earrings