Retired - Queen of Hearts Bracelet

PROJECT B8014
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This rose gilded bracelet features a stark color palate reminiscent of Alice's adventures with the Queen. Czech Glass Trinity beads separate 3 strands of memory wire in multidimensional fashion, joined by a 2 hole slide clasp.
Instructions
This bracelet measures 8 inches total. To modify the size, adjust your amounts of memory wire and beads strung on each side accordingly.
  1. To begin creating the first strand of your bracelet, use memory wire cutters to cut a length of bracelet memory wire 1.5 rounds long (approximately 9 inches).
  2. Using round nose pliers, grip one end of the memory wire and create an inward facing simple wire loop.
  3. String on 2 pearl beads, 1 gold Trinity bead, 1 red seed bead, and 1 black Trinity bead.
  4. Next, string on 10 red seed beads, 1 rose bead, 10 red seed beads, 1 gold Trinity bead, 1 red seed bead, and 1 black Trinity bead.
  5. Repeat step 4 two more times, then string on 2 pearl beads and create another inward facing simple wire loop on the opposite end of your memory wire.
  6. To begin 1 of the innermost strands of your bracelet, cut another 1.5 rounds of memory wire and create in inward facing simple wire loop on one end. String on 3 pearl beads.
  7. Now string the wire through an additional hole of the gold Trinity bead on your first bracelet strand. String on 1 red seed bead, then string the wire through an additional hole of the black Trinity bead, aligning it with your gold Trinity bead.
  8. String on 10 pearl beads, then repeat the above step to string the wire through the next 2 Trinity beads, remembering to string 1 red seed bead in between. Repeat this step 2 more times, then string on 3 pearl beads and finish off the memory wire with another inward facing simple wire loop.
  9. To create the third strand of your bracelet, repeat steps 6-8.
  10. To attach your clasp, use pliers to gently open the inward facing loop on one of the innermost strands of your bracelet as you would a jump ring, and close it over a loop of the clasp. Repeat this step 3 more times to attach the four innermost loops of the bracelet to your 2 strand clasp. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-444 - Czech Glass, 3-Hole Trinity Beads, 8x8mm, 8 Gram Tube, Matte Metallic Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-438 - Czech Glass, 3-Hole Trinity Beads, 8x8mm, 8 Gram Tube, Matte Metallic Black
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7406 - Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round Matte White Pearl (100)
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0409 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Dark Red
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • WXM-030 - Bright Gold Color Bracelet Memory Wire 12 Loops
    Project uses 4.5 rounds. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3294 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter 3-D Rose Beads 7.5mm (4)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-5501 - 22K Gold Plated Tube Clasp 16.5mm Two Rings Strands (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day
Ingredients BCT-444, BCT-438, BCP-7406, JSH-0409, WXM-030, BMB-3294, FCL-5501,

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.
Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round Matte White Pearl (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.42 / Package | SKU: BCP-7406
Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Dark Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: JSH-0409
Bright Gold Color Bracelet Memory Wire 12 Loops
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: WXM-030
22K Gold Plated Tube Clasp 16.5mm Two Rings Strands (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$3.97 / Package | SKU: FCL-5501

Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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