Retired - Nico Bracelet

PROJECT B3034
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
By combining vibrant Cobalt Blue and Olive Green 2-hole SuperDuo beads and silver plated chain, you can create a bracelet that is an unexpected mix of casual meets feminine.
Instructions
This bracelet measures approximately 7.5 inches. To change the length of the bracelet, simply make the chain shorter or longer.
  1. Begin by cutting two lengths of 2 inch long chain with your flush cutters. Make sure the last link on both ends of your 2 chain lengths has the larger links.
  2. Using your pliers, open up a jump ring and slide it onto the last link on one side of one length of your chain. Before closing, also slip on the loop from one half of a metallic clasp set and close.
  3. Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the last link of one side of your second length of chain. Also slide on the loop from the other half of your metallic clasp.
  4. The chain portion of your bracelet is complete. Set aside for now.
  5. Next, using your flush cutters again, cut four lengths of 6.5" wire, totaling 26 inches. Your beaded segment will be about 2.5" long, but I have added 2 inches onto each end of your wire lengths to allow for crimping.
  6. Next, gather your 4 wire lengths together and place a bead stopper 2-3 inches from one end of the wire lengths.
  7. String your beads onto the wires in the following pattern: Row 1: Place a Cobalt blue SuperDuo bead onto the first two wire lengths. Place another Cobalt blue SuperDuo bead onto the second two wire lengths.
  8. Row 2: Place a Metallic Iris Olivine seed bead onto the first wire length. Place a Olive Green SuperDuo bead onto the next two wire lengths. And another Metallic Iris Olivine seed bead onto the last wire length.
  9. Continue adding beads in this pattern until you have a segment that is15 Cobalt Blue SuperDuo beads and14 seed beads long.
  10. Once you are done, add on another bead stopper to that end and get ready to crimp the ends.
  11. Starting at one side of your beaded segment, take off your bead stopper and gather the first two lengths of wire.
  12. Slide the two lengths of wire into a crimp bead, then slide your wire through a closed jump ring, and slide your wire back through your crimp bead. With your crimping pliers, crimp your crimp bead. Pull snug and snip off the short tail with your flush cutters.
  13. Next, take your crimp cover and place it onto the crimp bead. With your chain nose pliers, carefully tighten and close the bead cover onto your crimp bead.
  14. Repeat this step with your two other lengths of wire on that side of your beaded segment, leaving you with 2 crimp covers and 2 jump rings.
  15. Next, go to the other side of your beaded segment, and do the same thing onto both pairs of wire. Add a crimp bead, a jump ring, crimp with your crimping pliers, and add a crimp cover.
  16. Your beaded wire segment should be complete at this point.
  17. Next open up 2 open jump rings with your pliers. Take one and slide it onto the 2 closed jump rings on one side of your beaded segment. Before closing, slide on the last link from the side of one length of chain that doesn't have the magnetic clasp already attached to it. Close the jump ring with your pliers.
  18. Do the same thing on the other side with another jump ring and your second length of chain.
  19. Close your magnetic clasp and you're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-98840 - Silver Plated Oval With Figure Eight Links Chain 3mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67833 - Beadalon Wire Satin Silver 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 26 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-545 - Czech Glass SuperDuo 2-Hole Seed Beads 2x5mm - Cobalt Blue (8 Grams)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-530 - Czech Glass SuperDuo 2-Hole Seed Beads 2x5mm Opaque Olive Green (8 Grams)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0111 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 508 'Higher Metallic Iris Olivine' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1210 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4004 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-98840, XCR-67833, BCT-545, BCT-530, JSH-0111, FCR-1053, FCR-1210, FJR-4004, 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.
Silver Plated Long & Short Chain, 3mm, Figure Eight Links, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: CHA-98840
Beadalon Wire
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-67833
Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Cobalt Blue (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BCT-545
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 508 'Higher Metallic Iris Olivine' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.91 / Package | SKU: JSH-0111
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 95 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1210
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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