Retired - Weaver's Bracelet

PROJECT B1036
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Metal seed beads are strung and woven together in a loose ten strand braid in this interesting, textural bracelet.
Instructions
If you use one mini bead stopper for each strand, as instructed below, you will need 2 packages.
  1. Begin by cutting ten 16" lengths of fine Soft Flex beading wire.
  2. Use a silver plated crimp tube and a .024" silver plated wire and thread protector to attach two lengths of beading wire to each loop on a silver plated five strand tube clasp. Each pair of beading wires will be handled together as one for this step. You can see how to use wire and thread protectors in this video, and how to use crimp beads and tubes in this video. Trim the excess wire close to the crimp tubes, being careful to only cut the short scrap ends, not the long ends that you're going to string on.
  3. String about 6.5 to 7" of 11/0 metal seed beads onto each strand of beading wire. On the first pair, string dark copper plated beads. On the second pair, string matte gilding metal beads. On the third pair, string zinc plated beads. On the fourth pair, string matte gilding metal beads. On the fifth pair, string dark copper plated beads. Place a mini bead stopper at the end of each individual strand.
  4. Now watch the video How to do a Loose 10 Strand Braid and Make a Bracelet. This video will show you how to braid the strands together. Braid your strands together until the zinc plated beads come back to the center for the second time.
  5. Now pair your wires back up like you did at the very beginning. Each pair should be the same color, as they were to start. It is helpful to remove one bead stopper and put both strands into the second one for each pair at this point.
  6. With each pair of wires together working as one, use a crimp tube and wire and thread protector to connect them to a loop on the second side of your tube clasp, as you did at the beginning. Make sure that the ends of your tube clasp have the wide part on opposite sides so that your clasp will close without twisting your bracelet. Repeat until all of your strands are attached to the second side of the clasp. Trim your loose ends close to the crimp tubes.
  7. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
    • BMS-1110 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Dark Copper Plated 13 Grams
      Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

    • BMS-1112 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Matte Gilding Metal 13 Grams
      Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

    • BMS-1114 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Zinc Plated 13 Grams
      Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

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

    • FCR-4165 - Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
      Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • FCR-1216 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (68 Beads)
      Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • FCL-5506 - Silver Plated Tube Clasp 31mm Five Rings Strands (2)
      Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

    RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
    • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
    • 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 Boho
Ingredients BMS-1110, BMS-1112, BMS-1114, XCR-5143, FCR-4165, FCR-1216, FCL-5506,

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.
$12.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: FCR-4165
Slide Tube Clasp, 5 Rings Strands 31mm, 2 Clasps, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FCL-5506
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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