Retired - Antigua Beaches Bracelet

PROJECT B2296
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
The soft aqua hue of the Amazonite gemstone beads are punctuated with bright hammered gold spacers in this simple strung bracelet, complete with an easy to wear magnetic clasp.
Instructions
This bracelet measures approximately 7.5 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the number of beads strung respectively.
  1. Cut off 14 inches of beading wire. Add a bead stopper about 3 inches from one end.
  2. String on the beads in this order: 1 gold spacer bead, 4 gemstone beads, 3 gold spacer beads, 1 gemstone bead, 2 gold spacer beads, 1 gemstone bead, 1 gold spacer bead, 1 gemstone bead, 1 gold spacer bead, 1 gemstone bead, 2 gold spacer beads, 1 gemstone bead, 3 gold spacer beads, 4 gemstone beads, and 1 gold spacer bead.
  3. String on one crimp tube. Thread the wire through the wire protector as seen in our Quick Tip Video: Using Wire Protectors for Strung Jewelry. Then before threading the wire back through the crimp tube slip on the loop of one end of the magnetic clasp. Thread the beading wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Thread the wire back through a few adjacent beads. Trim any excess wire. Add a crimp cover.
  4. Move to the beginning side of the bracelet and remove the bead stopper. Repeat the above step on this side of the bracelet. Make sure you don't pull too taut because you want the bracelet to have a nice bend when closed.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPAZ-69 - Matte Pale Aqua Green Amazonite 10mm Round Gemstone Beads (15.5 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3609 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 6mm (10)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-0745 - Magnetic Clasp, Smooth Round Ball with Loops 10mm Diameter, 1 Set, Gold Tone Brass
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1719 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1057 - Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-64881 - Beadalon Wire Silver Plated 49 Strand .018 Inch / 10Ft
    Project uses 14 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4142 - Wire & Thread Protectors Protector Loops Gold Color (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients SPAZ-69, BMB-3609, FCL-0745, FCR-1719, FCR-1057, XCR-64881, FCR-4142,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 6mm (10)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: BMB-3609
Magnetic Clasps, Smooth Round Ball with Loops 10mm Diameter, 1 Set, Gold Tone Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: FCL-0745
The Beadsmith Crimp Beads, Tube 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FCR-1719
Crimp Bead Covers, 4mm, 144 Pieces, Gold Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1057
Beadalon Wire Silver Plated 49 Strand .018 Inch / 10Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$16.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-64881
Wire & Thread Protectors, .019 Inch Loops, 144 Pieces, Gold Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-4142
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
/ Package | SKU: XTL-3000

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