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Red Crystal Filigree Bracelet


Red Crystal Filigree Bracelet


About This Design

Time:  Approximately  30 minutes - 1 hour

Level of Difficulty:  Beginner - All Levels (some wire wrapping)

Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected.  Approximately $15-20 as shown 

Want to make a pretty red crystal filigree bracelet in a short amount of time?  If you want to make quick and easy bracelet that still offers lots of detail, try using cast filigree components.  Here I have attached three heart shaped silver plated filigree findings using red Swarovski crystal beads and a pretty toggle clasp.  Using a simple wire wrapping technique to attach the crystals, this feminine bracelet was done in less than an hour.  

Note - Red crystals are a nice substitute for ruby, the July birthstone.

Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself?  Let's get started!


Step 1

Gather your supplies.  

  • Silver Filigree Components - quantity will depend on the size of the component and desired bracelet length.  I used three large silver-plated filigree connector components in my design.  I got my filigree findings here: Filigree Findings for Sale on eBay
  • Red Swarovski Crystal Beads.  I used "Siam" red color crystal beads that I purchased at  I used four 8mm round crystals, and two 4mm bicone crystals in my design.
  • Length of sterling silver half hard wire (24-26g) for attaching beads to filigree components.
  • 1 headpin for attaching crystal bead charm
  • 1 decorative double-strand silver toggle clasp. Here are some for sale:  Double strand clasps on eBay

Need Supplies?  Check my Jewelry Supply pages to find what you need

 Red Crystal Filigree Bracelet


Step 2

Determine overall design and bead placement

Depending on the size of your filigree components, you may need to add or remove components and beads to make the bracelet the proper length.  Lay out your design on a bead board or with a ruler to check spacing before beginning your design.  Allow a gap for the wire wrapping in-between each bead.  

I decided to use two smaller crystals on the end of my bracelet because they fit through the toggle clasp easier on that end.  

Red Crystal Filigree Bracelet


Step 3

Attach beads and components together

Cut several lengths of sterling silver half hard wire.  Begin attaching the beads and filigree components together, forming a bracelet chain.   Alternate beads and components, or mix it up creating your own unique design. 

If you like my pattern, my bracelet was crafted in this order:

  1. 1 end of toggle clasp
  2. 1 round red crystal
  3. 1 filigree connector
  4. 1 round red crystal
  5. 1 filigree connector
  6. 1 round red crystal
  7. 1 filigree connector
  8. 2 small red crystals
  9. Other end of toggle clasp

TIP - Keep checking the overall length to make sure your design is working to keep within your desired bracelet length.  Allow room for attaching the clasp.

Once you reach the end sections, attach the clasp to either end of the bracelet chain using the same wire wrap technique.

 Follow these instructions on how to wire wrap chain

Step 4

Attach charm bead

I always like to add a little detail to my bracelets, and in this design we will attach one  bead charm to the toggle clasp as a way to balance the color and complete the design with that added touch.

Slide one or more red crystals onto a headpin and make a loop at the top with your round nose pliers.  Loop this through the round end on the toggle clasp and close the loop.  If you need help with this technique, click here to learn more.


That's it!  Your new bracelet is ready to wear!

Red Crystal Filigree Bracelet




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