Retired - Healdsburg Bracelet

PROJECT B745
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Featuring Miyuki sharp triangles, Czech tri-cut seed beads, and metal seed beads, this bracelet is full of wonderful texture and dimension. Each type of bead has been simply strung on beading wire and then the 3 strands have been braided.
Instructions
Note: The instructions below make a 7.5" bracelet
  1. To begin this bracelet design, cut 3 lengths of beading wire, 12 inches long each.
  2. Take one of your lengths of beading wire and place a crimp tube on it. Thread the end through a closed 5mm jump ring and then loop back around through the crimp tube, going the opposite direction. Pull snug so that you have one long tail of 11 inches and one short tail of approximately 1 inch. Crimp the crimp tube and trim off the short tail.
  3. String 7 inches of tri-cut seed beads onto the beading wire. Your clasp and attachment method will add some length to your design but the braiding of the strands will reduce some the length. For this design, string on about 1/2" fewer beads then what you want your overall finished length to be. For instance if you want a 7.5 inch bracelet, string on 7 inches of beads. Place a bead stopper on the end, snug up against the beads.
  4. Repeat the previous 2 steps using your other 2 lengths of beading wire as well your other 2 types of beads. Make sure to place a bead stopper on the end of each.
  5. You should now have 3 strands of beads attached to a closed jump ring. Tape this closed jump ring to your table (or pin it). Create a traditional 3 strand braid with your bead strands.
  6. Find a way to secure your braid so it does not become unraveled as you crimp the crimp tubes on each strand to another closed jump ring. I personally taped my braid together, about 1/4" from the end. This stabilized the braid and made it so that I could have my hands free to do the crimping.
  7. Carefully crimp each strand of beads to a closed jump ring (1 jump ring for all 3 braids, not 1 jump ring per braid). Trim off excess wire.
  8. Open an eye pin (the same way you would open a jump ring) and connect it to one of your jump rings (with bead strands attached). Close the eye pin. Slide one of your cord ends over the eye pin, thus hiding and covering your jump ring and crimp tubes. Begin to make a wrapped wire loop after the cord end but before completing your wraps, slide a closed 6mm jump ring into the loop. Complete your wraps and trim off excess wire with flush cutters.
  9. Repeat the previous step but with your lobster clasp instead of your jump ring.
  10. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-6018 - Gun Metal Bead/Cord End Caps With Openwork Vine Pattern 10.5x6.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2511 - Gunmetal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6269 - Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FJR-4003 - Gun Metal Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5224 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5100 - Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 10 Feet, Black Onyx
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMS-1112 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Matte Gilding Metal 13 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9003 - Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Metallic Gunmetal' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • DBTR-0002 - Miyuki, Sharp Triangle Beads 10/0, 7.5 Grams, Matte Metallic Dark Raspberry
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • 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 BMB-6018, FCL-2511, FHP-6269, FCR-1255, FJR-4003, FJR-5224, XCR-5100, BMS-1112, BCS-9003, DBTR-0002,

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.
Gunmetal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.95 / Package | SKU: FCL-2511
Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FHP-6269
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
Final Sale - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.11 / Package | SKU: FJR-5224
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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