Retired - Judy Bracelet

PROJECT B1041
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bracelet has a far out, futuristic look, with crystal embellished spacers and braided strands of beads.
Instructions
Measure your wrist to determine your desired bracelet length before you begin. As written, this bracelet will measure 6 1/4" total. Add additional spacers and beads to lengthen your bracelet. Each additional section of spacer and beads will add 5/8" to your length. If you want to add more than one additional spacer, you will need to purchase additional packages of FCO-2303.
  1. Lay out seven rhodium plated pewter almond shaped spacers and two rhodium plated pewter almond shaped strand reducers. Use a dab of E6000 adhesive to glue one SS16 tanzanite crystal flatback rhinestone to the center top of each spacer and strand reducer. Allow glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  2. Cut three strands of Soft Flex fine beading wire 12" long.
  3. Place a silver plated crimp tube a couple of inches from the end of one strand of beading wire. Insert the short end into one loop on one of the strand reducers. Fold over the end and bring it back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube to secure, and trim the short end of your wire close to the crimp tube.
  4. Repeat step 3 twice more to secure your other two lengths of beading wire to the other two loops on the first strand reducer.
  5. String ten beads from a 10/0 lilac mix of Miyuki Delica seed beads onto each of your strands.
  6. Bring the right strand over the center strand and then the left strand over this, as in a traditional 3-strand braid.
  7. With the strands in this placement, thread them through a spacer.
  8. Bring the left strand over the center strand and then the right strand over this, again, as in a traditional 3-strand braid.
  9. With the strands in this placement, thread them through a spacer.
  10. Repeat steps 6-9 three times, and then steps 6-8 once more.
  11. With the strands in their new placement, use a crimp tube to secure each strand to one of the loops on the second strand reducer in the same manner as the first.
  12. Use a 4mm, 21 gauge silver plated jump ring to attach one side of a silver plated magnetic clasp to one of the strand reducers. Then use a second jump ring to attach the other side of the clasp to the other strand reducer.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-2303 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Almond Triple Bead Strand Spacer (2)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • FCO-3096 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-MIX01 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads Mix 10/0 'Lilac' Mixed Light Purples 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1216 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (68 Beads)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6808 - Silver Plated Magnetic Clasps 6 x 4.5mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FCO-2303, FCO-3096, XCR-5143, DBM-MIX01, FCR-1216, XTL-1054, FJR-5140, FCL-6808,

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, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Mix Lilac Mixed Light Purples
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: DBM-MIX01
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-6808

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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