Andira Crystal Navette and 8mm Chaton Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

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Hey beautiful! In todays tutorial I will show you how to make the Andira Bracelet, which includes some of the materials found in the Jan-Feb 2022 BeadingSchool Academy Subscription Box. Links are also provided below for the materials available to purchase outside of the subscription.

We will begin by creating beaded bezels around five Preciosa Pure crystal chatons. Then we will assemble the components of the bracelet, and embellish the top and sides with additional beads. Since this is multi-step, and a more challenging design, I recommend this project for more experienced bead weavers.

Materials List (one 7-7.5″ Bracelet):

✔ 6 – 4x15mm Crystal Navettes in Settings (blue violet in gold) 

✔ 5 – 8mm Preciosa Pure Chaton Stones (ruby)

✔ 80 – 3mm Round Beads (druk – copper) 

✔ 24 – 6mm Round Beads (preciosa nacre pearlescent red) 

✔ 2g – 15/0 Miyuki Round Seed Beads (dk. bronze) 

✔ 3g – 11/0 Miyuki Delica Beads (metallic rhubarb) 

Beading Needle, Size 11 or 12 

Fireline Beading Thread, 6lb 

✔ Jump Rings

✔ Clasp of Choice

✔ Jewelry Pliers

✔ Scissors

Indira Crystal Navette Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

Indira Crystal Navette Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

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