Retired - Stranded Bracelet

PROJECT B1014
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
This sweet multi-strand bracelet features amethyst gemstone chain, cultured pearls, and sterling silver. It will add a touch of elegance to your favorite everyday look.
Instructions
These instructions will make a finished bracelet about 8 1/2" long. Measure your wrist before you begin and decide how long you would like your bracelet to be. Adjust your measurements accordingly.
  1. Begin by cutting your 8" piece of amethyst gemstone sterling silver wire wrapped chain to size with a pair of flush cutters. You'll notice that when you cut this chain, you'll need to remove the whole link with the gemstone on it. So check the ends of your chain to see if the links at the ends are intact. Start with an intact link at one end (remove a link if neither end is intact) and measure 7" of chain. Cut off the next link after your measured mark so that you end up with a 7" length of chain that has both end links intact.
  2. Next, cut a 7" length of 4mm sterling silver cable chain. Take your length of baby blue silk fabric flat silky ribbon and thread it through the first link of your cable chain. Continue threading through the length of cable chain, going through every few links, and ending by coming through the last link. Pull several inches out past the end of the chain.
  3. Tie an overhand knot onto the last link and pull it very tight. Trim the excess ribbon close to the knot with a pair of flush cutters and apply a small amount of E6000 glue to secure the knot.
  4. Repeat the last step with the other end of the ribbon and cable chain. Let the glue dry for at least an hour before you use this piece.
  5. Cut a 7" length of 5mm sterling silver large flattened cable chain.
  6. Cut a 7" length of sterling silver paillette round disc chain. Make sure that you cut away the disc portion of the excess when you cut the chain, so that your finished length ends with a ring on each end.
  7. Next, watch the video: How to do Pearl Knotting Using Tweezers. This video will demonstrate the technique used to make a strand of knotted pearls. It will also show you how to place knot covers on the ends of your work. Following the instructions in the video, knot 25 peacock steel blue cultured pearls onto size 2 Griffin silk beading cord in purple lilac and secure the ends of your strand in sterling silver clamshell knot covers.
  8. Next you will secure all five of your finished strands onto a pair of sterling silver strand reducers. Start on one end by attaching your gemstone chain to the last ring in each strand reducer using 4mm, 21 gauge sterling silver jump rings.
  9. Next to the gemstone chain, attach your flattened cable chain to the next loops on your strand reducers with jump rings.
  10. Attach your strand of pearls to the center ring on each strand reducer by bending down the hooks on the knot covers into loops using a pair of chain nose pliers.
  11. Attach the paillette chain onto the next loops on each strand reducer using jump rings.
  12. Attach the ribbon woven chain to the last loops on the strand reducers using jump rings.
  13. Using jump rings, attach one end of a 15mm sterling silver sleep wrap toggle clasp to each of the strand reducers.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-2207 - Sterling Silver Cable Chain 4mm Wide -Bulk- Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-1002 - Amethyst Gemstone Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Chain 4mm Rondelles - By The Inch
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-3015 - Sterling Silver Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 15mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-02040 - Sterling Silver Clamshells Knot Covers (6)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03046 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PEB-1017 -
    Project uses 25 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48093 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Baby Blue - Discontinued Color
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9210 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Purple Lilac
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients CHA-2207, CHX-1002, FCL-3015, FCR-02040, FJR-03046, PEB-1017, XCR-48093, XCR-9210, XTL-1001, XTL-1054,

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.
Sterling Silver Cable Chain, 3.2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-2207
Wire Wrapped Gemstone Chain, Amethyst, Sterling Silver, 4mm Rondelles, by the Inch
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: CHX-1002
Sterling Silver Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 15mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$5.36 / Package | SKU: FCL-3015
Sterling Silver Clamshells Knot Covers (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$4.64 / Package | SKU: FCR-02040
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.44 / Package | SKU: FJR-03046
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Purple Lilac
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-9210
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
$2.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000

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