Retired - Basket Woven Cork Bracelet

PROJECT B2051
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This design shows you a great way to use up your scraps from your previous cork projects. By riveting the shorter pieces of cork in a basket woven pattern you can give new life to those extra inches of cork.
Instructions
This bracelet measures approximately 8 1/2 inches. To adjust the length cut your long cork pieces shorter or longer. Be sure to adjust the amount of cord you are ordering if you are changing the length.
  1. Cut the Olive Green cork into five pieces of 1 1/4 each.
  2. Cut the Gray cork into four pieces of 1 1/4 each.
  3. Lay out the three long cork pieces. (Dark brown on top, Natural Cork in the middle, and Dark Teal on bottom)
  4. Begin by lining up the long cork pieces on one end. Lay one green piece across the three long pieces. Covering the edge.
  5. You will now need to make three 2mm hole punches in the center of each piece using the Leather hole punch. See photo for reference.
  6. Use a 4mm rivet on the brown cork and one on the teal cork. You can see an example of this in this video.
  7. On the natural cork, use one 3.7mm eyelet rivet, as seen in this video.
  8. About 10mm from where the green cork ends, place a gray piece of cork in with the gray showing on top of the natural cork, and below the brown and the teal. See photo for reference.
  9. Punch two 2mm holes in the center of the intersecting areas of the brown and gray pieces, and the teal and gray piece. (see photo) You will then place two eyelets; one on the brown cork and one on the teal.
  10. About 10mm from where the gray cork ends, place a green piece of cork in with the green behind the natural cork.
  11. Punch two 2mm holes in the center of the intersecting areas. You will then place two rivets; one on the brown cork and one on the teal.
  12. Repeat this process for the three other gray pieces and two other green pieces.
  13. When you come to the final green piece repeat the same process as you did previously on the other side.
  14. Open one 10mm jump ring and loop it through one eyelet on one end of the bracelet. Loop on one 5mm jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  15. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach it to the 5mm jump ring that is attached to the 10mm jump ring, attach the square end of the clasp. Close the jump ring.
  16. Move to the other side of the bracelet and open one 10mm jump ring and loop it through one eyelet on this side of the bracelet. Loop on one 5mm jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  17. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach it to the 5mm jump ring that is attached to the 10mm jump ring, attach one more 5mm jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  18. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach it to the toggle end of the clasp. Close the jump ring.
  19. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHX-1129 - Regaliz Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 10x1.5mm - Dark Brown - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 8 packages.

  • CHX-1128 - Regaliz Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 10x1.5mm - Dark Teal - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 8 packages.

  • CHX-1121 - Regaliz Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 10x1.5mm - Natural - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 8 packages.

  • CHX-1124 - Regaliz Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 10x1.5mm - Gray - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 7 inches. You will need 7 packages.

  • CHX-1120 - Regaliz Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 10x1.5mm - Olive Green - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 7 inches. You will need 7 packages.

  • FCO-4784 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Double Round Cap Compression Rivet Set 4mm - Pack Of 10
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4802 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Brass Hollow Eyelets 3.7mm Diameter, 5.2mm Long - Pack of 10
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7236 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Textured Radiant Toggle Clasp 22mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5303 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5502 - BeadSmith Rotating Leather Hole Punch Tool - Creates 6 Hole Sizes!
  • XTL-5500 - Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
  • XTL-0786 - TierraCast 4mm Rivet Setter Tool - 1 Tool
  • XTL-0785 - TierraCast Eyelet Setter And Anvil Tool - 1 Tool
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Men's
Ingredients CHX-1129, CHX-1128, CHX-1121, CHX-1124, CHX-1120, FCO-4784, FCO-4802, FCL-7236, FJR-5471, FJR-5303,

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.
Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 10x1.5mm, Dark Brown, by the Inch
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.46 / Package | SKU: CHX-1129
Final Sale - Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 10x1.5mm, Dark Teal, by the Inch
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.39 / Package | SKU: CHX-1128
Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 10x1.5mm, Natural, by the Inch
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.46 / Package | SKU: CHX-1121
Final Sale - Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 10x1.5mm, Gray, by the Inch
You will need 7 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.35 / Package | SKU: CHX-1124
Final Sale - Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 10x1.5mm, Olive Green, by the Inch
You will need 7 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.35 / Package | SKU: CHX-1120
TierraCast Double Round Cap Compression Rivets for Leather 4mm, 10 Sets, Brass Oxide
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Sets.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: FCO-4784
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: FJR-5303
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
$9.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5500
TierraCast 4mm Rivet Setter Tool - 1 Tool
$4.40 / Package | SKU: XTL-0786
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$20.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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