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My love of color and floral design inspired these designs.
My love of color and floral design inspired these designs. The Lucite flower beads used in this project have sharp details and vibrant colors that make these collectible pieces appealing. Lucite is a plastic that was developed by Dupont in 1937. It can be clear, tinted with color, or opaque. Collected flower shapes and beads were combined to create these colorful retro-style bracelets. You can find Lucite charms and flowers at antique fairs and from online auction sites, as well as in some bead shops.

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  • How to make a bracelet. Lucite Flower Bracelets - Step 1
    Step 1

    Arrange clusters of coordinating color combinations for the flowers. Make stacked designs with larger pieces on the bottom and either one or two smaller flowers places on top. Arrange them along a charm bracelet chain to create a pleasing composition.

  • How to make a bracelet. Lucite Flower Bracelets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Slide a bead onto a headpin for the center of the flower or use a decorative head pin for the center. After the bead is added, thread the flower pieces onto the head pin.

  • How to make a bracelet. Lucite Flower Bracelets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Form a loop on the back with the wire using round-nose pliers. This loop will be used to attach the flower cluster to the chain. Leave the loop open for now.

  • How to make a bracelet. Lucite Flower Bracelets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a series of flower clusters on head pins for the chain. Attach each cluster by attaching the formed loop to the chain.

  • How to make a bracelet. Lucite Flower Bracelets - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finish each loop by twisting the end of the wire of the head pin around the base of the loop.

  • How to make a bracelet. Lucite Flower Bracelets - Step 6
    Step 6

    Clip off the excess wire and tuck the end of the wire in with the tip of the chain-nose pliers. Add extra beads if desired along the chain to add bulk to the bracelet. Use the round-nose and chain-nose pliers to attach the beads in the same manner as you attached the flowers.

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caroline r.
caroline r.
Oh my goodness!!! When am a gonna get working on MY projects? Everything in here is SO interesting... I'm viewing and viewing and viewing and...
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Brtny513
Brtny513 · 4 projects
Hi where did you get those flowers?? there so pretty
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