Retired - Damascus Bracelet in Black

PROJECT B5003
Designer: Tracy Gonzales
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bracelet has a cool, tribal look to it, and it's made with p'leather cord, which is a fantastic alternative to leather and gives a similar look.
Instructions
This bracelet measures approximately 7 1/4". To adjust the length, adjust how long your end loop for the clasp is.
  1. You can see this bracelet made from start to finish in the video: How to Make the Damascus Bracelet.
  2. Cut one 14" and two 6.5" pieces of pleather cord.
  3. Align the cords next to each other with the longer strand in the middle, extending about 4" past the ends of the outer cords.
  4. String one Deco Barrel bead onto all three cords and position it right at the end of the two outer cords. Apply a dab of glue before you slide the barrel bead into place.
  5. Secure the barrel bead by using a hammer to slightly flatten it, crimping the cords in place. Use a pair of flush cutters to trim any excess on the outer two cords that extends past the barrel bead.
  6. Thread the loop of your Twisted Hook onto the center cord, and fold the cord over to form a small loop near the barrel bead. Grasp the loop with one hand, and with the other hand, wrap the loose end of the cord around the base of the loop once. Tuck the loose end through the wrap to form an overhand knot. Put just a dab of GS Hypo Cement into the knot. Tighten securely and trim the excess cord.
  7. String one pewter nugget bead, one brass nugget bead, one aqua ceramic bead, one brass nugget bead, and one pewter nugget bead onto the center cord.
  8. String one pewter nugget bead onto each of the outer cords.
  9. Arrange these beads on the three cords, staggering their positions as desired.
  10. String a deco barrel bead onto all three cords, bringing it close to the beads you've strung.
  11. Repeat steps 7 - 10, adding an olive green ceramic bead instead of an aqua one.
  12. Continue this process, alternating ceramic bead colors until you have five groups of beads added.
  13. String a deco barrel bead at the end and secure it as you did for the barrel bead at the beginning.
  14. Create a knotted loop with the center cord end as you did at the beginning, omitting the Twisted Hook.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4121 - Black Pleather Beading Cord 2mm (Faux Leather) 3 Meters
    Project uses 27 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-9379 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Twisted Hook Clasp 12x25mm - 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-9880 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Deco Barrel Slider Bead 10.5mm - Pack of 2
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BMB-9824 - TierraCast Antiqued Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 5mm (12)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BMB-9828 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 7mm (12)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2029 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 6mm Glazed Puff Square Spacer, 12 Pieces, Aqua Fresca
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2036 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 6mm Glazed Puff Square Spacer, 12 Pieces, Olive Green
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-6091 - Beadsmith Solid Mini Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
Additional Information
Theme Men's, Boho
Ingredients XCR-4121, FCL-9379, BMB-9880, BMB-9824, BMB-9828, BWC-2029, BWC-2036, XTL-1001,

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.
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Twisted Hook Clasp 12x25mm - 1 Piece
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-9379
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Deco Barrel Slider Bead 10.5mm - Pack of 2
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.40 / Package | SKU: BMB-9880
TierraCast Antiqued Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 5mm (12)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-9824
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 7mm (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: BMB-9828
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248

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