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Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Bling

by Kristal Wick

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to get serious about our bling and what better way than to adorn with red and green Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha jewelry? Expandable bracelets and rings are perfect for every shape and size of gal pal, and who can resist some blingy baubles for your lovely lobes?

Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Bracelet

GoodyBeads.com Blog Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Bling

Why red and green for the holidays? This tradition dates back thousands of years when folks used holly, ivy and mistletoe to beautify and brighten up their homes during the long dark winter. This was also a vital reminder that winter would NOT last forever and spring would definitely come blooming around the corner! The Romans exchanged evergreen branches in January and the Egyptians used palm branches to symbolize good luck. Red represented the color of fire and keeping warm. White symbolized peace and purity in the western cultures.

Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Earrings

GoodBeads.com Blog Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Earrings

When creating our DIY Holiday Cha-Cha projects, we suggest making all the bicone simple loop dangles first. Get comfy on the couch and watch your fave movie or TV series marathon while you’re cranking these babies out. Practice makes perfect in the world of simple loop making! So why not perfect your talents while you’re on a roll and make them all at once?

Whether you believe the deeper meaning of these colors or simply just like how they look, nothing feels quite as festive as sparkly Swarovski® crystal holiday jewelry for your parties, the office or gifts. Of course put yourself first on that gift list, and while you’re beading away remember: one for you, one for your BFF, mom, sister, etc. Well, you get the picture. Now, get going and happy beading!

Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Ring

GoodyBeads.com Blog Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Ring


Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Bracelet

(1) A005639 – Cha-Cha Expansion Bracelet
(131) A019691 – 1 Inch Silver Plated 21 Gauge Headpins with Ball Top
(33) SW00167 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads Emerald Style #5328
(33) SW00133 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads Light Siam Style #5328
(65) SW00105 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads AB Finish Style #5328

Tool: A013734 – EUROnomic 2K German Side Cutter
Tool: A013728 – Classic Wubbers Round Nose Pliers
Tool: A013727 – Classic Wubbers Chain Nose Pliers

Steps

  1. Slide a bicone onto a headpin and make a simple loop. NOTE: Be sure the loop is large enough to freely swing from the bracelet loops.
  2. Repeat Step #1 for all the bicones.
  3. Open bicone dangle and hook it through a bracelet loop, close loop. Complete bottom row with the following pattern: clear bicone, red bicone, clear bicone, green bicone.
  4. Complete top row using the same pattern and add another round of bicones around this row so you end up with two bicone dangles per bracelet loop.

Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Earrings

(1) A010233 – 20mm Rhodium 7 Ring Chandelier Lever Earwire
(21) A019691 – 1 Inch Silver Plated 21 Gauge Headpins with Ball Top
(7) SW00167 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads Emerald Style #5328
(7) SW00133 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads Light Siam Style #5328
(7) SW00105 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads AB Finish Style #5328

Tool: A013734 – EUROnomic 2K German Side Cutter
Tool: A013728 – Classic Wubbers Round Nose Pliers
Tool: A013727 – Classic Wubbers Chain Nose Pliers

Steps

  1. Slide a bicone onto a headpin and make a simple loop. NOTE: Be sure the loop is large enough to freely swing from the earring loops.
  2. Repeat Step #1 for all the bicones.
  3. Open bicone dangle and hook it through an earring loop, close loop. Add three bicone dangles per earring loop (one of each color).
  4. Repeat Step #3 until all earrings loops have three dangles.

Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Bling Ring

(1) A015181 – 18mm Adjustable Silver-Plated 10 Loop Ring
(20) A019691 – 1 Inch Silver Plated 21 Gauge Headpins with Ball Top
(5) SW00167 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads Emerald Style #5328
(5)  SW00133 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads Light Siam Style #5328
(10) SW00105 – Swarovski® 4mm Bicone Crystal Beads AB Finish Style #5328

Tool: A013734 – EUROnomic 2K German Side Cutter
Tool: A013728 – Classic Wubbers Round Nose Pliers
Tool: A013727 – Classic Wubbers Chain Nose Pliers

Steps

  1. Slide a bicone onto a headpin and make a simple loop. NOTE: Be sure the loop is large enough to freely swing from the ring loops.
  2. Repeat Step #1 for all the bicones.
  3. Open bicone dangle and hook it through a ring loop, close loop.
  4. Add two bicone dangles per ring loop
  5. Repeat Step #3 until all earrings loops have three dangles.

 

5 thoughts on “Holiday Swarovski® Cha-Cha Bling

  1. Thanks for the great ideas for Christmas. Just want to say that I really miss seeing you on Artbeads.com. It would be great if you could have a video spot on Goody Beads as well. People miss you and want to see you, as you’re a very inspiring designer with a fantastic personality. Hope you have a blessed Christmas and hope to see your new video spot on Goody Beads soon. Pat Smith

    1. Thanks so much Patricia!
      I loved doing the videos for all my beady peeps and we’ll be planning something exciting for 2016 so stay tuned!

      Kristal

    2. I agree with Patricia; I really miss seeing your videos! So creative and inspirational. I’ve had one of these blank cha-cha bracelets FOREVER and still haven’t made it! This just might inspire me to do it…finally!

      1. Thanks so much Rebecca!
        You know I love inspiring my beady peeps. I’m working on something VERY cool, Shhhhhhhh, it’s a secret and I can’t tell you yet but you’ll be the first to know! Meanwhile keep on beading!

        Kristal

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