Retired - Berkeley Bracelet

PROJECT B681
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This trendy wrap bracelet features rich textiles braided together with antique brass ball chain resulting in a wonderfully textured design. If you wanted to, you could also wear this bracelet as a necklace.
Instructions
Note: You will also need some masking tape for this project.
  1. Pick out 3 of the On The Surface ribbons from the card. Cut a 36 inch length of each of them.
  2. Tie a simple knot at the end of your three ribbons (pull the knot tight) and tape the knot to a stable work surface such as your table. Create a 3 strand braid with your 3 ribbons. Braid until you have between an 18 inch and 19 inch braid (this will use up most of your ribbon). Tie a knot on the end.
  3. Place a small dab of E6000 glue into the well of a fold over crimp. Place a fold over crimp over one of your ribbon knots so that the loose tails are sticking out over the loop. Fold your fold over crimp. Trim the loose ribbon tails so that your crimp looks tidy with the braided ribbon sticking out the base of it and no ribbon sticking out the loop side. Repeat this step on the other end of your braid.
  4. Cut your 4 feet of ball chain into 2 segments, 2 feet long each. Place a fold over crimp over one end of each of the ball chain lengths.
  5. Open a 5mm jump ring and connect the two ball chains with crimps and one side of the braid with crimp together. Close the jump ring. Tape the jump ring to your work surface. Create a 3 strand braid with the braided ribbon and the two ball chains.
  6. When you run out of ribbon to braid, snip your ball chain lengths so that they are even with the ribbon and then place a fold over crimp on each end. Attach these 3 items (the ribbon and two ball chains) together with a jump ring and also link onto this jump ring the loop at the base of your large swivel lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  7. Go back to the other side of your bracelet and open the jump ring on that end. Slide your 15mm jump ring onto the 5mm jump ring. Close the jump ring. Try to wrap the bracelet around your wrist 3 times. If it fits, go on to the next step. If it is too snug, add several jump rings between the jump ring holding your ends together and the 15mm jump ring, create a little chain of jump rings linked together.
  8. Fold your bracelet in half to find the middle point. At this point open and attach a 5mm jump ring to one of the ball chains. Before closing the jump ring, link onto it the peace charm. Close the jump ring.
  9. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-48212 - On The Surface Embellishments For The Fiber Artist - Fine Wine Red Mix (24 Yd)
    Project uses 108 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2003 - Antiqued Brass Colored Steel Ball Chain 2.4mm - Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 48 inches. You will need 4 packages.

  • FJR-5335 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Jump Rings 15mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5000 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-8202 - Antiqued Brass Plated Swivel Lobster Clasp 32mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1445 - Antiqued Brass Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Ribbon
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7733 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Peace Sign Charm 15.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients XCR-48212, CHA-2003, FJR-5335, FJR-5000, XTL-1054, FCL-8202, FCR-1445, PND-7733,

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.
Antiqued Brass Plated Steel Ball Chain, 2.4mm, by the Foot
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-2003
Vintaj Natural Brass Open Jump Rings 15mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.34 / Package | SKU: FJR-5335
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Antiqued Brass Plated Swivel Lobster Clasp 32mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FCL-8202
Cord Ends, Foldover for Leather 3mm, 50 Pieces, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.62 / Package | SKU: FCR-1445
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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