Retired - Trapped In The Garden Bracelet

PROJECT B2005
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
The green, pink and lavender color palette of these Miyuki Delica seed beads invoke a sense of an English rose garden, with the 12 strands trapping the lock and the key inside.
Instructions
End to end, this bracelet measures about 7 1/2 inches. To make it longer, simply cut longer wire lengths and add more beads to each strand.
  1. For this project you will need 12 strands, about 9" long each of the beading wire. Using flush cutters, cut your wires.
  2. Start by taking one of your 9" strands and thread it through one of the 12 holes of the stand reducer. Add a crimp tube on to that wire, thread the other end of the wire into the crimp bead forming a loop around the stand reducer. Try to get the crimp bead as close to the strand reducer as possible. Pull the wire tight so that you have at least 8 inches on one side. Crimp the crimp tube around the wires. Trim the short end of the wire, close to the crimp.
  3. Repeat this process 11 more times until all your cut wires are threaded onto the stand reducer and crimped.
  4. Once you have all of your wire set, you are ready to being beading. I kept my beads random to create this look. One thing to keep in mind is to keep track of how many beads are on each wire. For the my bracelet I used 85 beads. By being consistent you can be sure they will all be the same length. When you finish a strand, add a crimp bead and put a bead stopper on the end. Then go back and repeat the beading on the other 11 wires.
  5. Once all your wires have been beaded, very carefully remove the beads stoppers on strands number 2 and 3 and thread on the Lock pendant. Replace the bead stoppers. Following the same directions, thread the Key pendant on strand number 6 and 7.
  6. Now you can attach all of your wires to the other strand reducer, in the same manner as before with the crimp bead. Note: you will notice that your strand reducers have a smooth side and textured side, just make sure that both the textured sides or both the smooth sides are facing up when you attach your beads to this second strand reducer.
  7. To attach the clasp simply open your jump ring and link it to the small loop on the round part of your toggle clasp and the outer loop in the strand reducer. Repeat this step on the other side of your bracelet with the toggle bar.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 108 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-MIX21 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads Mix 10/0 Lavender Garden Pink Green 8 GR
    Project uses 2 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-7024 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Scroll Classic Toggle Clasp 12.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3717 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Heart Lock Connector Link 25mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6751 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3094 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1257 - Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 1.5x1.5mm (100)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-9241 - TierraCast Antiqued Lead-Free Pewter 12-Hole Strand Reducer 7.5x37mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-3001 - Mini Bead Stopper Tool- Stop Spills/Hold Beads In Place (x8)
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients XCR-5143, DBM-MIX21, FCL-7024, FCO-3717, PND-6751, FJR-3094, FCR-1257, FCO-9241,

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.
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Mix Lavender Garden Pink Green
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: DBM-MIX21
TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Scroll
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: FCL-7024
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-3094
Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 1.5x1.5mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1257

Tools and Other Supplies:

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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