First Light Bracelet

PROJECT B2483
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This design uses crimp tubes and crimp covers as metal beads for a fresh take on a strung bracelet. Add your favorite mix of Czech Glass Druk beads for a colorful pop.
Instructions
To size this design, simply adjust the pattern of beads strung.
  1. Begin watching our video: Quick Tip: Using Crimp Beads & Crimp Covers as Metal Beads. From what you learned in the video, turn 10 crimp covers into beads.
  2. Then cut 12 inches of beading wire and add a bead stopper about 2 inches from one end.
  3. String on the beads in the following order. 1 druk bead, 1 crimp bead, 1 druk bead, and 1 crimp cover bead. Repeat 9 times, then add 1 druk bead, 1 crimp bead, and 1 druk bead.
  4. String on one crimp tube and thread the wire up and over one closed jump ring before threading the wire back through the crimp tube. Pull until snug and crimp the crimp tube. Trim any excess wire. Add a crimp cover.
  5. Move to the other side of the bracelet, remove the beads stopper and repeat the above step, adding a lobster clasp instead of the jump ring.
If you purchase all of the items listed, you will be able to make two bracelets!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-2016 - Crimp Bead Covers, Fluted Design 4mm, 50 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2006 - Metal Crimp Beads, Barrel 2x1.5mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-9404 - Lobster Clasps, Curved Claw with Loop 11.5mm, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4121 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1255 - The Beadsmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 7 Strand .02 Thick, 30 Foot Spool, Clear
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-0137 - Czech Glass Druk Beads, Round 6mm, 50 Pieces, Gemtones Mix
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • PL5130 - Tronex Tools, Short Chain Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • PL5222 - Tronex Tools, Flush Cutter Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-114 - Bead Buddy, Bead Bugs Bead Stoppers Regular Size, 4 Pieces
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients FCR-2016, FCR-2006, FCL-9404, FJR-4121, XCR-1255, BCP-0137,

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.
Crimp Bead Covers, Fluted Design 4mm, 50 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: FCR-2016
Metal Crimp Beads, Barrel 2x1.5mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-2006
Lobster Clasps, Curved Claw with Loop 11.5mm, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-9404
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-4121
The Beadsmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 7 Strand .02
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-1255
Czech Glass Druk Beads, Round 6mm, 50 Pieces, Gemtones Mix
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-0137
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