Retired - Inca Sun Bracelet

PROJECT B644
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Miyuki delica beads in bold dark purple and lustrous metallic earth batik have been bead woven into a sun-inspired pattern for this pretty bracelet.
Instructions
This pattern makes an approximately 7.5" bracelet. If you want a smaller or larger bracelet, make fewer or additional "suns".
  1. This bracelet is made up of 12 individual "suns" all linked together. To see how to make each of these, please watch the tutorial: How to Bead Weave a Decorative Edge Around a Spacer Bead with Loop.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, make 12 of these using Fireline beading thread (25" for each sun), an antique copper plated beaded loop heishe bead as the center and then Miyuki 11/0 delicas in silver lined dark purple and metallic earth batik luster for the bead weaving.
  3. Connect each of the above beaded segments together using a 4mm antique copper jump ring. Link them by placing the jump ring between the loop on one unit and the middle dark purple beaded arch on another unit. See photo.
  4. When all 12 are connected, take a jump ring and link it to the end loop. Link onto this same jump ring the square loop part of your twisty toggle clasp. Close the jump ring. On the other side of your bracelet open and link another jump ring to the middle dark purple beaded arch as well as the jump ring that comes with your toggle clasp set. Close the jump ring. If your toggle bar is not already attached to this larger jump ring that came with the set, open the jump ring now and link the toggle bar to it. Close the jump ring.
  5. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-3086 - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Metallic Earth Batik Luster' DB1010 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-609 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Silver Lined Dark Purple' DB609 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-3253 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3512 - TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Beaded Loop Heishe Beads 7mm (10)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients FJR-3086, DB-1010, DB-609, FCL-3253, BMB-3512, XCR-1285,

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.
Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$0.73 / Package | SKU: FJR-3086
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Earth Batik Luster DB1010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: DB-1010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Dark Purple DB609
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.79 / Package | SKU: DB-609
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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