Retired - The Star Spangled Bangle

PROJECT B1023
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Show your patriotism this July 4th in style with this cute memory wire bracelet featuring Miyuki cube beads in a variety of red, crystal, and blue shades and shiny Czech glass star shaped beads.
Instructions
The oval bracelet memory wire also comes in a larger size. If you have a larger wrist, you may wish to buy the larger size instead.
  1. Take your silver plated oval bracelet memory wire and make sure that the end is in the middle of one of the flatter sides of the bracelet shape. If necessary, trim the end with a pair of memory wire shears to adjust where the wire ends.
  2. Count out five loops of the memory wire to make a bracelet that wraps around your wrist five times, and then cut the wire in the middle so that it ends in the same position as it began on the other side. When you hang beads off of the ends later, they should hang together.
  3. Take a silver plated cord end crimp bead with a loop and put a dab of GS Hypo Cement into the inside of the crimp bead. Slide it onto the end of the memory wire and use a crimp tool to secure it tightly. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  4. Test the crimp to make sure it's secure. If it comes off, try again with a new crimp bead. Make sure you use enough glue (but not too much - if any comes out when you crimp it, just wipe it away) and crimp it securely.
  5. Next, you will fill the memory wire by stringing Miyuki cube beads in Sapphire Medley, Red Medley, and Crystal Medley, all mixed up in a random order.
  6. When the memory wire is almost full (1/8 - 1/4" remaining) attach a second crimp bead to the end. Again, allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  7. Insert a 1.5" silver plated 22 gauge head pin into a crystal silver star Czech glass bead. Create a simple wire loop after the bead. Repeat with a second bead.
  8. Use the wire loops you have created to hang a star bead from the loop on each end of your bracelet.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-9804 - Czech Glass Beads Crystal Silver Stars 12mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DSQ-MIX-427 - Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Bead Mix 'Crystal Medley' 10 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DSQ-MIX-430 - Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Bead Mix Red Medley 10 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DSQ-MIX-436 - Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Bead Mix Sapphire Medley 10 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1320 - Silver Plated Cord Ends / 2 x 3mm Crimp Beads With Loop (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5315 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WXM-025 - Beadalon Oval Bracelet Memory Wire Silver Plated Steel 23 Loops .35 Oz
    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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5612 - Beadalon Memory Wire Shears Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme USA/Patriotic
Ingredients BCP-9804, DSQ-MIX-427, DSQ-MIX-430, DSQ-MIX-436, FCR-1320, FHP-5315, WXM-025, 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.
Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Bead Mix 'Crystal Medley' 10 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: DSQ-MIX-427
Silver Plated Cord Ends / 2 x 3mm Crimp Beads With Loop (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$19.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1320
Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-5315
Beadalon Oval Bracelet Memory Wire Silver Plated Steel 23 Loops .35 Oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: WXM-025
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadalon Memory Wire Shears Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032

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