Retired - Stroke of Midnight Bracelet

PROJECT B628
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Perfect for a New Years Eve celebration, this chunky style bracelet features a clock face toggle clasp accented by a radiant bead woven focal featuring a Swarovski Crystal bead in the middle and silver lined
Instructions
Note: Before beginning this project decide how long you want your bracelet to be, you will need to know this when you cut your chain. Between 7" - 8" is standard but you might want yours to be a little larger or smaller. Also, if you choose to cut your chain in the first step, please use household wire cutters and not good jewelry flush cutters. This is very strong chain.
  1. Begin by cutting your chain. This chain is very sturdy - I found it easier to open the links (they look like they are closed but they are actually open, it just takes some strength to open them) and separate them that way. If you want around a 7" bracelet, then measure and cut approx 6" of chain. Your clasp is going to add another 1.25". Set aside for now.
  2. Thread 5 feet of wildfire beading thread onto a size 10 needle. Now please view the video: How to do Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Around a Bead.
  3. Following what you learned in the video, do circular brick stitch bead weaving around a 12mm Swarovski crystal round bead in jet black. Create the first two rows in Czech glass seed beads size 8/0 silver lined black diamond. Now Create 3 rows in Toho seed beads size 11/0 silver lined crystal.
  4. Next, please watch the video: How to Add a Decorative Beaded Edge to Bead Weaving. Following what you learned in the video, add a decorative edge to the above beaded round. Make the edge so that for each "picot" you string 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in silver lined crystal, 1 Czech 8/0 seed bead silver lined black diamond, and then another Toho. Bead all the way around your outer edge until you end up back where you started. Tie off your thread.
  5. Open a 6mm black finish oval jump ring and thread it through one of the Czech glass seed beads in black diamond which make up your outer edge from the beaded focal above. Close the jump ring.
  6. Open a 7.7mm black finish jump ring and link it to the end chain links on one side of your cut chain. Link onto this same jump ring the oval jump ring from the previous step (with the beaded focal attached) as well as the loop at the base of the clock face portion of your toggle clasp. Close the jump ring.
  7. Open another 7.7mm black finish jump ring and attach it to the end links on the other side of your chain. Close the jump ring. Open and attach another jump ring to the one you just attached. Close this jump ring as well. Finally, open a third jump ring and attach it to the previously attached jump ring (you just made a little chain) and also link onto it the loop at the base of the bar portion of your toggle clasp. Close this jump ring.
  8. All Done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-8219 - Czech Seed Beads 8/0 Silver Lined Black Diamond (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 52 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9863 -
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7145 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Clock Toggle Clasp 29mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6000 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6001 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Jump Rings 7.7mm 16 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0011 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0215 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 12mm, 2 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8936 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients BCS-8219, CHA-9863, FCL-7145, FJR-6000, FJR-6001, JSK-0011, SWC-0215, XCR-8936,

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 Seed Beads 8/0 Silver Lined Black Diamond (1 Ounce)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$3.69 / Package | SKU: BCS-8219
TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-6000
TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Jump Rings 7.7mm 16 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-6001
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: JSK-0011
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8936
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
$3.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004
The Beadsmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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