Retired - Bronze Age Bracelet

PROJECT B7040
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Czech glass satin matte beads glitter in shades of bronze, purple and turquoise, interspersed with Toho demi round seed beads in this multi-strand bracelet. A feast for the eyes!
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed above, you will also need some paper towels for this project. These instructions will make a 7 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the length of the three beaded strands.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to use Vintaj patinas. Pour out a little bit of opalite patina on your work surface. Use a dry paintbrush to dab the patina sparingly onto one Vintaj fluted brass bead (try not to cover the whole bead in patina). Blot off the excess with a paper towel. Repeat this step with 6 more Vintaj brass beads, so you have 7 beads dappled with patina. Wait a few minutes for the patina to dry.
  2. Using flush cutters, cut three 10 inch lengths of bronze beading wire.
  3. Take one length of beading wire and string 1 antiqued brass crimp bead and 1 closed brass jump ring. Take your wire back through the crimp bead and pull snug. Crimp the crimp bead using crimping pliers. Leave the wire tail in place to reinforce the strand.
  4. String your beads onto the first strand in the following order: 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, 1 Toho demi round bead, 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, 1 Toho demi round bead, 1 Czech glass 6mm bead, 1 Toho demi round bead. Repeat this pattern for 6 inches.
  5. String another crimp bead and slide it down to the end of your strung beads. Then string 1 closed brass jump ring. Take the wire back through the crimp bead and pull snug. Crimp the crimp bead using crimping pliers. Cut off the excess wire with flush cutters.
  6. Repeat step 3, attaching the second strand of wire to the existing closed jump ring on that side. String your beads onto the second strand in the following order: 1/2 inch of Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, 2 Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, 2 Toho demi round beads. Then string 1 Vintaj brass bead, 2 Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 6mm bead, 2 Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 6mm bead, 2 Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 6mm bead, and 2 Toho demi round beads, and repeat this pattern 2 more times. Then string 1 Vintaj brass bead, 2 Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, 2 Toho demi round beads, 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, and 1/2 inch of Toho demi round beads. (See photo for reference.) Repeat step 5, attaching the other end of the wire to the closed jump ring on that side.
  7. Repeat step 3, attaching the third strand of wire to the existing closed jump ring on that side. String your beads onto the third strand in the following order: 1 Czech glass 4mm bead, 1 Toho demi round bead. Repeat this pattern for 6 inches, adding 1 Vintaj brass bead at the 2, 3, and 4 inch marks. Repeat step 5, attaching the other end of the wire to the closed jump ring on that side.
  8. Take 1 hook from the Vintaj hook and eye clasp set. Open the loop of the hook the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide it onto the closed jump ring on one side of the bracelet. Close the loop.
  9. Take 1 eye closure. Open one of the loops the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide it onto the closed jump ring on the other side of the bracelet. Close the loop.
  10. Enjoy your bracelet!
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients BCP-00302, BCP-00306, DRO-0026, BMB-10206, XTL-9069, XCR-67563, FJR-4044, FCR-1260, FCL-4642,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Beads, Faceted Round 4mm, 40 Pieces, Satin Matte Bronze
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 40 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: BCP-00302
Czech Fire Polished Beads, Faceted Round 6mm, 25 Pieces, Satin Matte Bronze
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-00306
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #702 Matte Dark Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: DRO-0026
Vintaj Natural Brass, Round Fluted Melon Beads 6.3mm, 8 Pieces
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: BMB-10206
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Purple Opalite - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9069
Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-67563
Economy Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Antiqued Brass (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.22 / Package | SKU: FCR-1260
Vintaj Natural Brass Tiny Hook And Eye Clasps 21mm (4 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-4642

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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