Earth Day Ocean Blue Bracelet

PROJECT B2294
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Ride the waves of the ocean blue Apatite gemstone beads in this lovely strung bracelet finished with an easy to wear magnetic clasp.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

This bracelet measures approximately 7 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 18 gemstone beads.
  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)
  • FCR-4160 - Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-0727 - Mag-Lok Magnetic Clasp, Round with Loops 11mm Diameter, 1 Set, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPAP-102 - Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Blue Apatite, Round 8mm, 8 Inch Strand
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1715 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1054 - Shiny Silver 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.

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 Yoga, Summer
Ingredients FCL-0727, SPAP-102, FCR-1715, FCR-1054, XCR-64881, FCR-4140,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Mag-Lok Magnetic Clasps, Round with Loops 11mm Diameter, Silver Plated (1 Set)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-0727
Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Blue Apatite, Round 8mm (8 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$14.99 / Package | SKU: SPAP-102
The Beadsmith Crimp Beads, Tube 2x2mm, Silver Plated (100 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1715
Crimp Bead Covers, 4mm, Silver Tone (144 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$8.45 / Package | SKU: FCR-1054
Beadalon Wire Silver Plated 49 Strand .018 Inch / 10Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$18.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-64881
Wire & Thread Protectors, 144 Pieces, Silver Color (.019 Inch Loops)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: FCR-4140
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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
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Buddy, Bead Bugs Bead Stoppers Regular Size (4 Pieces)

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