Retired - Very Metal Bracelet

PROJECT B124
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
Super sleek and tres chic, this bracelet combines soft gold and shimmery silver in a modern design. Techniques used in this project include wire-wrapping seed beads onto versatile Beadalon Quick Links
Instructions
  1. You will be wrapping five full Quick Links, and one half of a Quick Link for the toggle clasp. We chose to wrap three full links in silver (silver wire and silver seed beads), and two and a half in gold (gold wire and gold seed beads). To create the wrapped link, cut two feet of wire per link.
  2. Beginning at the narrow end of the oval, wrap the wire around the link three times tightly, tucking the very end of the wire under the consecutive wraps.
  3. Add a bead and pull it tight onto the top of the link, directly next to the previous wraps.
  4. Wrap the wire around three more times, tightly. Add another bead, and wrap three times. Repeat this process all the way around the link until you get back to the beginning. Wrap the wire tightly around the end and trim off excess.
  5. Complete each of the complete links in this manner.
  6. Using a pair of sharp flush cutters, cut a Quick Link in half lengthwise. You will only need one half for the toggle.
  7. Wrap the toggle the same way you wrapped the the other links, but stop when you get to the center.
  8. Thread your wire through a 5mm jump ring, and wrap it back around the toggle bar. Wire wrap the jump ring onto the toggle three times, leaving a little room for the jump ring to move freely.
  9. Finish wrapping the other half of the toggle with beads, trim off excess wire and tuck the end under the previous wraps. Squeeze both ends of the toggle bar with a pair of flat nosed pliers to secure the wire.
  10. Connect the wire wrapped Quick Links using three 10mm jump rings between each. We have alternated between the silver-gold-silver combination and the gold-silver-gold combination for a truly mixed metal look.
  11. Create a "chain" using 5mm jump rings, three per link, in the same alternating pattern. The overall length of your bracelet will be determined on how long you make this jump ring chain. our bracelet is about seven and three quarters inches long total, the chain is ten jump rings long. If you'd like your bracelet longer, increase the length of your jump ring chain. If you would like it shorter, omit a few links.
  12. Using three more 10mm jump rings, attach the jump ring chain to the rest of the bracelet.
  13. Attach the toggle bar to the jump ring chain using the 5mm jump ring that you have wire wrapped onto the bar.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-5210 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5110 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2633 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2630 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1161 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Gold Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1160 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1761 - Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 18mm X 25mm Round (22 Pcs)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients FJR-5210, FJR-5110, FJR-5250, FJR-5150, WCR-2633, WCR-2630, BCS-1161, BCS-1160, BMB-1761,

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.
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5210
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5110
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: WCR-2633
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.30 / Package | SKU: WCR-2630
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Gold Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: BCS-1161
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$8.39 / Package | SKU: BCS-1160
Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 18mm X 25mm Round (22 Pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 22 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-1761
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