Retired - Midnight Garden Bracelet

PROJECT B614
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
While wearing this bracelet, imagine yourself sitting on an iron bench at midnight in an overgrown garden surrounded by night blooming flowers. Rich tones of brass, purple, and green swirl around your wrist,
Instructions
  1. Onto a head pin, place 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in rainbow lt. topaz/sea foam lined, 1 lucite marigold flower in lt. amethyst, 1 Swarovski 10mm margarita bead in erinite. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Create another 2 of these.
  2. Onto a head pin, place 1Toho 11/0 seed bead in rainbow lt. topaz/sea foam lined, 1 lucite marigold flower in lt. amethyst, 1 Swarovski 14mm margarita bead in jet black, and 1 Vintaj brass fastenable filigree flower. Create a wrapped wire loop right after the filigree. Make another 2 of these.
  3. Cut 3 lengths of beading wire, 11 inches long each. Place a bead stopper on the end of each wire, 3 inches from the tail.
  4. We are going to bead all these wires at the same time. Make sure to keep placing bead stoppers on the strand ends as switch back and forth between the three strands. Onto each of the beading wires, bead 1 brass crimp bead.
  5. Now bead 1 inch of seed beads, mixing in some rainbow lt. topaz/sea foam lined Toho seed beads in with the Czech purple passion seed bead mix. Pass the end of each wire through the wrapped wire loop at the base of one of the clusters you made in step 1 and also one of the clusters you made in step 2. Next, pass the beading wires through the hole in the middle of 1 Swarovski 8mm round jet bead. Repeat this step another 2 times.
  6. Take a pause for a moment and make sure to place a bead stopper on the end of each of your strands.
  7. Cut the head off a head pin. Do not cut off any more of the wire length then you need to to remove the head. Create a wrapped wire loop on the end of the head pin that no longer has a head.
  8. Go back to your beadwork and bead another inch of mixed seed beads onto each of the three beading wires. Pass all three wires through the hole in the middle of 1 Swarovski 10mm margarita bead in erinite and 1 Swarovski 8mm round jet bead. Now string a crimp bead on each of the strands. Take one of the strands and loop the beading wire through the wrapped wire loop you made in the previous step, pull it back around and through the crimp bead and the jet black round bead, pull snug. Crimp the bead. Do this with the other two strands.
  9. Onto the wire sticking out of your wrapped wire loop which you just attached all the strands to, thread on 1 Vintaj brass ornate filigree bead cap (with the bead cap facing the Swarovski round bead in jet and hiding the wrapped wire loop). Next place onto the wire 1 Swarovski 10mm margarita bead in erinite, 1 lucite marigold flower in lt. amethyst, and 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in rainbow lt. topaz/sea foam lined. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead. Onto the wrapped wire loop, open and link 1 4mm jump ring and also the hoop at the base of the brass lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  10. We are now going to complete the other side of the bracelet. First, thread onto a head pin: 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in rainbow lt. topaz/sea foam lined, 1 lucite marigold flower in lt. amethyst. Make two of these. Thread onto another head pin 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in rainbow lt. topaz/sea foam lined and 1 Swarovski 14mm margarita bead in jet black.
  11. Locate your Vintaj brass circle filigree pendant and push the pin part of the head pin with the black margarita bead on it through the holes in the side of the filigree. Pull the wire through to the other side and carefully create a wrapped wire loop to secure it in place. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Now repeat the same process with the two lucite flower adorned head pins you made in the previous step. Position one on each side of the black margarita bead you just attached.
  12. Time to attach your strands. Take one strand of beads from your bracelet body and remove the bead stop. Pull it under the circle pendant and through the wrapped wire loop on one of the lucite flowers. Pull the beading wire back around and through the crimp bead and several beads next to it. Pull snug and crimp the bead. Repeat this same process with another bead strand from the bracelet and the other lucite flower wrapped wire loop. Finally, take your third strand and instead of going under the circle filigree, go over it and fasten this strand to the wrapped wire loop at the base of the large Swarovski black margarita bead.
  13. Thread onto another head pin, 1 purple seed bead and 1 Swarovski 10mm margarita bead in erinite. Create a simple wire loop right after the margarita bead. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Open the simple wire loop and attach it to the wrapped wire loop which you attached the third bracelet strand to.
  14. Now open an 8mm brass jump ring and place it around the neck of the head pin holding the black margarita bead to the filigree circle (you want to position it right where the jet black bead meets the filigree). Close the jump ring.
  15. Open another 8mm brass jump ring and link it to the jump ring you just attached. Close the jump ring back up. This is the other half of your clasp.
  16. You're finished! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1260 - Economy Antiqued Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6312 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67563 - Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 33 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5473 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7259 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Filigree Flower Stamping 20mm (2)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-7106 - Vintaj Natural Brass Circle Filigree Ring Pendant Link 23mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5470 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4254 - Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate 12mm Filigree Bead Caps (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2400 - Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9552 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Margarita Beads 14mm, 4 Pieces, Jet Black
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0815 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0141 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 952 'Rainbow Lt Topaz/Sea Foam Lined' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-8747 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 10mm, 6 Pieces, Erinite
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4250 - Lucite Marigold Flowers Matte Amethyst Purple Light Weight 10mm (10)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1890 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 'Purple Passion' Mix
    Project uses 1 hank. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients FCR-1260, FHP-6312, XCR-67563, FJR-5473, PND-7259, PND-7106, FJR-5470, BMB-4254, FCL-2400, SWC-9552, SWC-0815, JSK-0141, SWC-8747, BCP-4250, BCS-1890,

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.
Economy Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Antiqued Brass (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.45 / Package | SKU: FCR-1260
Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.65 / Package | SKU: FHP-6312
Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-67563
Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Filigree Flower Stamping 20mm (2)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: PND-7259
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5470
Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate 12mm Filigree Bead Caps (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-4254
Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-2400
Swarovski Crystal, #3700 Margarita Beads 14mm, 4 Pieces, Jet Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.80 / Package | SKU: SWC-9552
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Jet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$5.15 / Package | SKU: SWC-0815
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 952 'Rainbow Lt Topaz/Sea Foam Lined' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: JSK-0141
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: BCP-4250
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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