Retired - Ice Cubes Bracelet

PROJECT B160
Designer: Julie Young for TierraCast
Skill Level: Intermediate
Black oxide metal elements surround smooth cubes of Swarovski Crystal, creating a vintage-looking piece with sparkly appeal.
Instructions
  1. User your flush cutters to cut a length of beading wire which is approximately ten inches in length. Secure one end of the wire with a Bead Stopper (XTL-3000).
  2. Onto your wire, thread the following:
  3. a black 4mm heishe spacer
  4. a 10mm crystal Swarovski cube
  5. a black 5mm daisy spacer
  6. a black 4mm heishe spacer
  7. a three-hole black daisy spacer (through the center hole)
  8. a black 4mm heishe spacer
  9. a black 5mm daisy spacer
  10. Repeat this stringing sequence (sans the initial black 4mm heishe spacer) seven more times. Finish the strand by stringing one more 10mm crystal Swarovski cube and a black 4mm heishe spacer.
  11. Thread a crimp tube onto the strand, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the strand through the middle loop of one of the strand reducers, back through the crimp tube, and pull snug- leaving enough room for the loop to move freely. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire from this end of the bracelet.
  12. Remove the Bead Stopper from the opposite end of the strand and repeat the previous step.
  13. Opening each link the same way you would open a jump ring, remove and separate thirty-four links from the textured antiqued silver chain.
  14. Thread one link through each one of the end holes of the three hole spacers, on both sides of the bracelet. Close each link once more.
  15. Join each of these closed links with an additional chain link. Add an additional link to each end of both sides of the bracelet. Close all of these links as well.
  16. Open ten black oval jump rings. Add a jump ring to each of the four chain ends, and close these jump rings once more.
  17. Use four additional jump rings to join the jump rings you just added on each chain end to the four outer loops of the three hole strand reducers. Close these jump rings again.
  18. Use the remaining two jump rings to connect each half of the toggle claps to the single-loop sides of the strand reducers. Close the remaining two jump rings.
  19. Place a gunmetal crimp bead cover over each of the crimp beads and gently squeeze closed using your chain nose pliers.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-5193 - Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3703 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter 3-Strand Reducer Bead Bars 14.8mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3704 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heishi 3-Strand Spacer Beads (2)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • FCL-7709 - TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter 5/8 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-2900 - Swarovski Crystal, 5601 Cube Beads 10mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 5 packages.

  • BMB-5651 - TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5603 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 5mm (50)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6000 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9695 - Antiqued Silver Plated Textured Link Cable Chain 5mm x 11mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. 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.

  • FCR-1083 - Gun Metal Brass Fluted Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients XCR-5193, FCO-3703, FCO-3704, FCL-7709, SWC-2900, BMB-5651, BMB-5603, FJR-6000, CHA-9695, FCR-1255, FCR-1083,

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.
Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$15.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5193
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter 3-Strand Reducer Bead Bars 14.8mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCO-3703
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heishi 3-Strand Spacer Beads (2)
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.06 / Package | SKU: FCO-3704
TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter 5/8 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-7709
TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.40 / Package | SKU: BMB-5651
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 5mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-5603
TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-6000
Antiqued Silver Plated Textured Long Link Cable Chain, 5mm x 11mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-9695
Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 2x2mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1255
Gun Metal Brass Fluted Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.69 / Package | SKU: FCR-1083
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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