Retired - Woodland Squirrels Bracelet

PROJECT B637
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This cuff bracelet has a wonderful natural feel to it with its soft sage green ultra suede, ceramic squirrel focal pendant, and earth-toned accent beads. A wonderful gift for the nature lover in your life.
Instructions
NOTE: For the focal point on this bracelet, I just glued it in place, this was much easier then stitching and the following directions will illustrate how to do this. However, you can stitch it if you like, and if you choose to do this, please do so before you glue the suede onto the brass cuff.
  1. Start this project by watching the video: How to Cover a Brass Cuff in Ultra Suede and Add a Decorative Edge. Based upon what you learned in the video, cover your brass cuff bracelet in green ultra suede.
  2. Thread 7 feet of Nymo black thread onto a size 13 beading needle. For the edge, stitch a picot edge all the way around the cuff using 11/0 Toho seed beads in metallic iris brown and 11/0 seed beads in marbled opaque avocado pink. The pink ones should be on the tips of the picot edge and the brown beads at the base. If you would like further instruction on bead embroidering a picot edge, please see the video here.
  3. For the Clay River Squirrel focal, create a faux stitched look by just whipping your thread around the edge of the focal and one of the holes 8 - 10 times and then tying a knot underneath the focal. You can place a needle onto your thread if you like or just use the tail to do this step. I would suggest cutting 15". Repeat on the other side of the focal.
  4. Place E6000 on the backside of the focal. Do not put so much that it will squish out from underneath when you place it on your bracelet but enough to secure the focal. Flip over and center on your bracelet. Let dry.
  5. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSK-0158 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 1209 'Marbled Opaque Avocado/Pink' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0041 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 83 'Metallic Iris Brown' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JB-2571 - Solid Brass Flat Cuff Bracelet Base 19mm (0.75 Inch) Wide (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4215 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Fern Green
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2057 - Clay River Designs Glazed Porcelain Bracelet Tag, 43.5mm Curved with Squirrel Design, 1 Piece, Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8932 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size B for Delica Beads Black 72YD (66 Meters)
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3007 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 13 - 4 Needles
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Boho
Ingredients JSK-0158, JSK-0041, JB-2571, XCR-4215, BWC-2057, XCR-8932, XTL-1026, XTL-1054,

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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 83 'Metallic Iris Brown' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: JSK-0041
Solid Brass Flat Cuff Bracelet Base 19mm (0.75 Inch) Wide (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.84 / Package | SKU: JB-2571
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Fern Green
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$8.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-4215
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size B for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: XCR-8932
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 13 - 4 Needles

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