Retired - Hope Bracelet

PROJECT B1044
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Spread breast cancer awareness and hope with this pretty multi-hued pink bracelet.
Instructions
Before you begin, decide how long you would like your bracelet to be. Your woven piece should be 1 1/2" less than your desired bracelet measurement.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Use a Bead Loom. This video will show you how to string your loom and weave your beads.
  2. String your loom with white NYMO thread. You will need 13 warp threads to accommodate 12 beads per row.
  3. Now use a size 12 beading needle and 6/0 Pretty Princess Pink Czech seed beads to weave your bracelet to the desired length.
  4. Tie off and weave in your weft threads but do not trim your warp threads at this time.
  5. Cut your warp threads off of the loom, keeping as much of the length as possible. You will need at least a few inches on each side.
  6. Since these seed beads have a larger hole, it is possible to weave your warp threads into the bead work instead of backing your piece.
  7. Place an 11/0 crystal clear seed bead onto each warp thread on one end of your bracelet.
  8. Place the first two threads together through an 11/0 bead. Place the next thread through an 11/0 bead. Repeat this with the next three threads.
  9. Place the next two threads together through an 11/0 bead, and then repeat with the next two threads.
  10. Place the first two threads together through an 11/0 bead. Place the next thread through an 11/0 bead.
  11. Place each pair of threads together through an 11/0 bead. You should now have four little triangle shaped pieces with four groups of threads coming out the top.
  12. Pull each group of threads through one of the holes on a sterling silver 4 strand reducer. Then thread them back through the 11/0 beads, bring them into the 6/0 bead work, tie them off, and weave them into the work. You will have a lot of threads running through your end 6/0 beads, so be careful to spread it out a a bit.
  13. Repeat this process to finish the other end of the weaving and attach the second strand reducer.
  14. Use a 4mm, 21 gauge jump ring to attach one side of a sterling silver toggle clasp to one of the strand reducers. Use a second jump ring to attach the other side of the clasp to the other strand reducer.
  15. Open the jump ring on a sterling silver pink crystal ribbon charm and hang it from one of the end loops on one of the strand reducers.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-6432 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Mix Lot Pretty Princess Pink 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 ounce. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1000 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Crystal Clear (1 Hank/4000 Beads)
    Project uses 50 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-1208 - Sterling Silver Charm, Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon with Crystal 19mm, 1 Piece, Pink
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-03011 - Sterling Silver Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 11mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03046 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6110 - BeadSmith Bead Loom Kit For Beginners - Weave Necklaces Bracelets And More!
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Awareness
Ingredients BCS-6432, BCS-1000, XCR-8901, PND-1208, FCL-03011, FJR-03046,

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 Seed Beads 6/0 Mix Lot Pretty Princess Pink 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$4.35 / Package | SKU: BCS-6432
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Crystal Clear (1 Hank/4000 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: BCS-1000
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
Sterling Silver Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 11mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: FCL-03011
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-03046
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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