Retired - Braided Bouquet Bracelet

PROJECT B5001
Designer: Tracy Gonzales
Skill Level: Intermediate
This adorable bracelet is made from braided Regaliz Flat Cork Cord, which is a fantastic alternative to leather and gives a similar look. This project features TierraCast eyelets, rivetables, sliders, and end bars.
Instructions
This bracelet measures approximately 7 3/4". To adjust the length, simply cut your cork pieces longer or shorter. Be sure to adjust the amount of cord you are ordering if you are changing the length.
  1. You can see this bracelet made from start to finish in the video: How to Make the Braided Bouquet Bracelet.
  2. Cut your flat cork cord pieces to 7 3/4" each.
  3. Thread the end of the orange cork cord through one end bar and fold over the last 5/8".
  4. Set the hole punch for a 2mm hole. Use the punch to make a hole through both folded layers of cork about 1/2" from the folded edge.
  5. Insert one of the longer eyelets through the holes from the top.
  6. Place the assembly flange side down onto the anvil, set eyelet setter into the tube, and tap gently with a hammer while rotating the setter at a slight angle until the eyelet is set.
  7. Repeat this process to attach the teal cord and then the brown cord to the end bar.
  8. Begin to braid the cords together, placing a slider onto two of the cords each time they cross. See photo for placement reference.
  9. Attach the second end bar to the free ends of the cords in the same manner as you did the first.
  10. Decide where you would like the flower rivetables and mark their placement with a pencil.
  11. Use the hole punch to make 2mm holes where marked.
  12. Insert one of the shorter eyelets through one of the holes from the bottom, add a flower onto the eyelet on top and use the anvil and setter to attach.
  13. Repeat the last step to attach the remaining flower rivetables.
  14. Determine where you would like the eyelets for the bead dangles and place them as you did the flower rivetables.
  15. Open a round jump ring and hang a teal ceramic bead on it. Thread the open ring through the top eyelet that you placed for a dangle. Close the ring.
  16. Repeat the last step to hang the rest of your bead dangles from your bracelet.
  17. Use an oval jump ring to attach the toggle ring to one end of your bracelet.
  18. Attach an oval jump ring to the end bar at the free end of your bracelet. Then use another oval jump ring to attach this ring to the toggle bar.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHX-1159 - Regaliz Mini Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 5x1.5mm - Orange - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 8 packages.

  • CHX-1158 - Regaliz Mini Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 5x1.5mm - Saddle Brown - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 8 packages.

  • CHX-1154 - Regaliz Mini Flat Portuguese Cork Cord 5x1.5mm - Dark Teal - Sold By The Inch
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 8 packages.

  • FCO-4793 - TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Hollow Eyelets 3.7mm Diameter - Pack of 10
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4799 - TierraCast TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Hollow Eyelets 3.7mm Diameter, 5.2mm Long - Pack of 10
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4814 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Bamboo Cord End Tips 11x18mm - Pack Of 2
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-9882 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Deco Barrel Slider Bead 17mm - Pack of 2
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-05042 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Rivetable Flower Bead 11mm - Pack of 2
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-7130 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter 1/2 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5404 - TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5170 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2024 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 5x6mm Glazed Short Tube Cylinder, 12 Pieces, Deep Teal
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2028 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 5x6mm Glazed Short Tube Cylinder, 12 Pieces, Tangerine
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0785 - TierraCast Eyelet Setter And Anvil Tool - 1 Tool
  • XTL-5502 - BeadSmith Rotating Leather Hole Punch Tool - Creates 6 Hole Sizes!
  • XTL-5500 - Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients CHX-1159, CHX-1158, CHX-1154, FCO-4793, FCO-4799, FCO-4814, BMB-9882, PND-05042, FCL-7130, FJR-5404, FJR-5170, BWC-2024, BWC-2028,

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.
Mini Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 5x1.5mm, Orange, by the Inch
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = Per Inch.
$0.36 / Package | SKU: CHX-1159
Mini Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 5x1.5mm, Saddle Brown, by the Inch
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = Per Inch.
$0.28 / Package | SKU: CHX-1158
Mini Flat Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, 5x1.5mm, Dark Teal, by the Inch
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = Per Inch.
$0.36 / Package | SKU: CHX-1154
TierraCast Hollow Eyelets for Leather 3.7mm Diameter, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.52 / Package | SKU: FCO-4793
TierraCast Hollow Eyelets for Leather 5.2mm Long 3.7mm Diameter, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.40 / Package | SKU: FCO-4799
TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter 1/2 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.88 / Package | SKU: FCL-7130
TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.88 / Package | SKU: FJR-5404
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5170
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
$11.03 / Package | SKU: XTL-5500
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$23.48 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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