Retired - Dancing Ladybug Bracelet

PROJECT B2067
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
I love how easy this bracelet came together. Who knew that you could put memory wire inside of the 6mm Braided Cork Cord?
Instructions
You will notice that this particular cord has a rubber tubing inside of it. You will thread the memory wire though this tube. Please note that you will need two pieces of scotch tape for this project as well.
  1. Tape the very ends of cord to prevent them from fraying as you work.
  2. Begin by threading the memory wire through the rubber tube that is inside all 18 inches of the cord. It will get a bit tricky at the end, so you may need to use your pliers to push and pull the wire through the cord.
  3. Once you have your coil, cut the memory wire from both ends. You should have about 2 3/4 worth of a coil. (See photo for reference).
  4. To glue the end caps, make sure that the tape will be completely covered by the cord end cap. Place a few drops of Super New Glue into the recess of the end cap. Secure it on the cord. This will be a tight fit, so I recommend twisting it as you put it on to keep the braid intact. Repeat this on both ends of the cord.
  5. Wait for the glue to dry before proceeding. At least 30 min.
  6. Open one jump ring and loop it onto the top end cap. Loop on the ladybug charm. Close the jump ring.
  7. Open one jump ring and loop it onto the bottom end cap. Loop on the leaf charm. Close the jump ring.
  8. We recommend allowing the glue to dry fully for 24 hours before wearing.
  9. All Done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHX-1186 - Regaliz Portuguese Cork Cord, Round and Braided 6mm, By The Inch, Orange
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 18 packages.

  • WXM-020 - Bright Silver Color Bracelet Memory Wire 12 Loops
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1627 - Beadsmith Brass Hammered And Domed Cord Ends W/ Ring 12.5mm Long - Fits 6mm Cord /2
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5005 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Violet Leaf Charm 18mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5029 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Ladybug Charm 12.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1059 - Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5500 - Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients CHX-1186, WXM-020, FCR-1627, PND-5005, PND-5029, FJR-3914, XTL-1059,

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.
Portuguese Cork Cord by Regaliz, Round and Braided 6mm, Orange, by the Inch
You will need 18 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.48 / Package | SKU: CHX-1186
Bright Silver Color Bracelet Memory Wire 12 Loops
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: WXM-020
Beadsmith Brass Hammered And Domed Cord Ends W/ Ring 12.5mm Long - Fits 6mm Cord /2
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-1627
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Violet Leaf Charm 18mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: PND-5005
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: XTL-1059
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
$13.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5500
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy

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