Retired - Triple Tube Triple Color Sterling Bracelet

PROJECT B001
Designer: Amanda Nistor
Skill Level: Beginner
Use a triple row of sterling tube beads to give your jewelry visual weight and a quality look. Choose three colors of 4mm beads and a complementary charm to individualize your piece.
Instructions
Cut 3 pieces of Soft Flex about 10" long. Take one of the reducer-connectors, and use crimp beads to secure one strand of soft flex to each of the three loops on one side of the bar. Cover crimp beads using crimp bead covers.Choose 3 different colors of beads that you like, and separate them from the mixes, sorting each of the three colors into separate piles or dishes. You will be beading a different color on each strand. We recommend arranging the colors so that the darkest strand is on one side of the bracelet, the middle shade is on the middle strand, and the lightest shade on the other side.Place 5 beads on each strand, then place each strands through a different hole in a spacer bar. Keep the strands parallel, do not cross them over each other. Repeat, with another 5 beads on each strand, and another spacer bar.String a Sterling Noodle Bead on each strand, then put the strands through another spacer bar. String five more beads on each strand, put the strands through a fourth spacer bar, and put the last five beads on each strand.At this time, string a crimp bead on each strand, pass each through a loop on your other reducer-connector, and pass the Softflex back through the crimp beads. DO NOT CRIMP THE BEADS YET!Before you finally crimp your beads, check the lengths of your strands VERY carefully. You will want them all to be exactly the same length when you crimp them, or your bracelet will get a permanent, unwanted tendency to twist away from laying flat.Once you are sure, crimp each bead. If you are sure the lengths of the strands are equal, go ahead and trim the Softflex, and cover each crimp bead with a crimp cover.Using a Jump Lock, attach a lobster clasp to one end of your bracelet. Using another Jump Lock, attach a starfish charm to the other end.Design Tip: Feel free to substitute other 4mm beads in this bracelet - such as Swarovski Crystal beads, fresh water pearls or semi precious stones!
Keywords: btq-lux, btq-nauticalWHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3463 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Ever Green Mix' (100)
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • FCO-1513 - Sterling Silver Triple Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1135 -
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5306 - Sterling Silver JUMPLOCK Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2121 - Sterling Silver Elegant Curved Lobster Clasps 11mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-01122 - Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2 x 2mm (20)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-01000 - Sterling Silver Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (20)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 30 inches. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients BCP-3463, FCO-1513, FCO-1135, FJR-5306, FCL-2121, FCR-01122, FCR-01000, XCR-5143,

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 Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Ever Green Mix' (100)
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: BCP-3463
Sterling Silver Triple Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: FCO-1513
JUMPLOCK Jump Rings, Round 6mm 18 Gauge, 10 Pieces, Sterling Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5306
Sterling Silver Elegant Curved Lobster Clasps 11mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-2121
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2 x 2mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-01122
Sterling Silver Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-01000
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
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