Retired - Mandala Eye Bracelet

PROJECT B744
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bracelet is a colorful interpretation of the Boho Chic style. It features a Vintaj mandala eye focal that has been vibrantly painted in orange and blue. Accenting the dramatic focal are neat wire wraps with matching blue beads.
Instructions
Please note that you will also need a disposable paint brush and some pointed tip toothpicks for this project.
  1. Begin by painting a solid swatch of carnelian patina at the front your cuff. Start the swatch approximately 1.5" from the end of the cuff and paint it until you end up 1.5" away from the other end of the cuff. Let dry and repeat with a second coat of paint.
  2. While your cuff is drying, paint the mandala eye. To do this, first create a wash which is 1 part carnelian paint to 2 parts glaze. Paint the entire top of the eye. Let dry for 15 minutes and then use your Vintaj relief block to sand the surface of the eye, thus exposing the shiny brass on the high points. The next step is to paint the details. Please refer to the photo for design guidance and then paint your details using the pointed tip of a toothpick as your paint brush. Be patient as you go and then let your piece dry.
  3. To create the wire wraps on each side of your cuff you will need to cut 16 inches of wire per side. Refer to the photo for placement of the wraps (it goes over the spot where you started your paint on the cuff) and then make 4 wraps without beads, 4 with beads just on the front of the cuff, and 4 more wraps without beads. Trim your wire and press your tails into the wire wraps at the back of the bracelet. Create this series of wraps on both sides of your cuff. Note: You will need 10 beads per wrap with beads.
  4. Now place glue on the center backside of the mandala eye, center it on your cuff, and press into place. Let dry.
  5. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0794 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Mandala Eye Stamping Embellishment 39x28mm, 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-693 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Semi Matte Silver Lined Medium Blue DB693 - 7.2g
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • WCR-4348 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 32 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9082 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Blue Lapis - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9090 - Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JB-2300 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Oval Layering Bangle 13mm Wide 18 Gauge Thick, 1 Piece, Brass
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1134 - Vintaj Patina, Opaque Permanent Ink For Metal, 0.5 Ounce, Carnelian
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-0794, DB-693, XTL-1054, WCR-4348, XTL-9082, XTL-9090, JB-2300, XTL-1134,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Semi Matte Silver Lined Medium Blue DB693
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: DB-693
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
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: WCR-4348
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Blue Lapis - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$9.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-9082
Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-9090
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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