Retired - Montego Bay Bracelet

PROJECT B2165
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This trendy bracelet, inspired by the stormy sea, features blue sodalite gemstone cubes twisted around gold chain and finished with a nautical hook clasp.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a bracelet that is 6.25" inches. To modify the length, adjust the number of knotted beads and chain accordingly.
  1. Take the griffin silk off the card and stretch it. If you have not done pearl knotting before, please watch our video, How to Pearl Knotting Using Tweezers.
  2. Leave a tail of about 4 inches on the end without the needle. Tie a knot around one 8mm jump ring. Double knot this so that the tail is securely sound this jump ring.
  3. Place a small dab of GS Hypo Cement on to the knot and cover with a crimp cover. Trim the tail.
  4. Using the pearl knotting technique, knot 30 gemstone beads.
  5. Place one more gemstone bead onto this strand. String on the loop if the hook clasp. Tie a knot around the loop of the clasp. Double knot it and place a small dab of GS Hypo Cement on to the knot and cover with a crimp cover.
  6. On the tail make another double knot, place a small dab of GS Hypo Cement on to the knot and cover with a crimp cover.
  7. Knot 30 gemstone beads.
  8. Place one more gemstone bead onto this strand. Tie a knot around the closed jump ring. Double knot it and place a small dab of GS Hypo Cement on to the knot and cover with a crimp cover. Trim the tail of the silk.
  9. Cut two pieces of 8 inches of chain. Note: You may need more or less depending on how twisted you would like the chain.
  10. Open one jump ring, attach two ends of the chain to the jump ring and attach this jump ring to the closed jump ring.
  11. Twist or braid these two chains through the two strands of knotted gemstones.
  12. Come to the side of the bracelet with the clasp and open another jump ring. Attach the two ends of the chain to the loop of the clasp. Close the jump ring.
  13. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-9377 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Twisted Hook Clasp 12x25mm - 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPSO-44 - Blue Sodalite 4x4x4mm Cube Beads / 15.5 Inch Strand (Lapis Color)
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4028 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 8mm 17 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1056 - Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (144)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9402 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 Jet Black
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0430 - Gold Plated Bulk Chain, 6 & 5mm Figaro Links, Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 16 Inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients FCL-9377, SPSO-44, FJR-4028, FJR-5457, FCR-1056, XCR-9402, CHA-0430, XTL-1001,

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.
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Twisted Hook Clasp 12x25mm - 1 Piece
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.32 / Package | SKU: FCL-9377
Blue Sodalite 4x4x4mm Cube Beads / 15.5 Inch Strand (Lapis Color)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.82 / Package | SKU: SPSO-44
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.30 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.54 / Package | SKU: FCR-1056
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 Jet Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: XCR-9402
Gold Plated Figaro Chain, 5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.38 / Package | SKU: CHA-0430
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.50 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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