Retired - Galaxy Bracelet

PROJECT B3006
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
This trendy bracelet features Czech fire polished glass rondelle beads in Dark Neon Mykonos Blue and Dark Vivacious Purple. This piece is perfect for the summer to fall transition!
Instructions
These instructions will make a finished bracelet that is approximately 8" long. Measure your wrist and cut your wire shorter or longer to adjust the length. Be sure to include at least 6 additional inches of wire to allow for crimping, three inches for each side.
  1. Measure two 14 inch lengths of wire and cut with your flush cutters.
  2. Take your first length of wire and string on your first crimp bead.
  3. Take out one clasp set and while it's still closed, take your wire and string it through one of the top loops of one side of your clasp set.
  4. Then string your wire back through your crimp bead. (you want a short tail of about 3 inches of wire). Pull snug so that you have a small loop.
  5. Crimp the crimp bead and trim off the short tail.
  6. Next, string your beads onto your wire in this order (remember to use your bead stopper at any point): one 7x5mm black bead, one purple bead, one 7x5mm black bead, one blue bead, one 7x5mm black bead, one purple bead, one 7x5 mm black bead, one blue bead, one 11x 7mm black bead, one purple bead, one 11x 7mm black bead, one blue bead, one 11 x 7mm black bead, one purple bead, one 11x 7mm black bead, one blue bead, one 11x 7mm black bead, one purple bead, one 11x 7mm black bead, one blue bead, one 11 x 7mm black bead, one purple bead, one 11x 7mm black bead, one blue bead, one 7x5mm black bead, one purple bead, one 7x5mm black bead, one blue bead, one purple bead and one 7x5mm black bead.
  7. Once you've strung on all your beads, take the end of your wire, string it through another crimp bead, then string it through the top loop of the other side of your clasp. (Remember to make sure you are using the top loop on both sides) and then feed your wire back into several of the adjacent beads as well. (This step is to ensure that the wire is secure). When you are doing this, also make sure to not tug too tightly.
  8. Using your crimping pliers, crimp your crimp bead. Snip off any excess beading wire off of the short tail.
  9. Repeat the same crimping process used above for the second row, attaching your wire from the bottom loop of one side of the clasp to the bottom loop of the other side. For the second row, string on the blue bead and alternate with the purple bead. You will have the same pattern but with the two colors switching places.
  10. Your bracelet is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-67833 - Beadalon Wire Satin Silver 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 22 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-12066 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Faceted Rondelles 9x6mm - Dark Neon Mykonos Blue (10)
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-12067 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Faceted Rondelles 9x6mm - Dark Vivacious Purple (10)
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-5561 - Gun Metal Plated 2 Strand Tube Clasps - 16.5mm (4)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4790 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 7 x 5mm Rondelle Jet Black (25)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4860 - Czech Pressed Glass Beads 11mm x 7mm Rondelle Spacers Jet Black (8)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCR-1255 - Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 2x2mm (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-67833, BCP-12066, BCP-12067, FCL-5561, BCP-4790, BCP-4860, FCR-1255,

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.
Beadalon Wire
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-67833
Gun Metal Plated 2 Strand Tube Clasps - 16.5mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: FCL-5561
The Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 2x2mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FCR-1255
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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