Saratoga Bracelet in Frost

PROJECT B8056
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Icy blue and purple tones blend in this double strand bracelet featuring Czech glass 2-hole Ginko beads. The design incorporates brick beads and fire polish beads, with 11/0 and 8/0 Toho demi round seed beads adding a lustrous accent. An heirloom 2 loop toggle clasp by TierraCast completes the bracelet.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 6.5 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of beads strung accordingly. Please watch our video on using demi rounds as spacers with Ginko beads. This video includes helpful tips for how to incorporate Toho 8/0 and 11/0 demi round seed beads into this bracelet design.
  1. Begin by using flush cutters to cut two 12 inch lengths of beading wire. Onto one end of both strands, attach a bead stopper.
  2. Onto one strand, string on one 8/0 demi round, one 11/0 demi round, one blue Ginko bead through the wide end, one 11/0 demi round, one 8/0 demi round, and one fire polish bead. Repeat this step in reverse to mirror the pattern. Then string on one brick bead.
  3. Repeat the above step, this time stringing on purple Ginko beads.
  4. Continue the pattern described in steps two and three for a total of 12 Ginko beads.
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 on your second strand of beading wire by stringing on demi rounds in the order described above, and sending the wire through the second hole of each 2-hole bead as your pattern indicates.
  6. Once all your beads are strung, add a crimp tube onto the end of one strand. Thread the wire through a loop on one side of your toggle clasp and back through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube. Clip the excess wire and add a crimp cover. Repeat this step to attach your second strand to the other loop on your toggle.
  7. Remove the bead stopper and repeat the previous step to attach both loops of your toggle clasp on the opposite end of your bracelet. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCG-175 - Czech Glass, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Polychrome Blueberry
    Project uses 6 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCG-171 - Czech Glass, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Polychrome Black Raspberry
    Project uses 6 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-34144 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Silver/Blue/Crystal (50)
    Project uses 12 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10610 - CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Rectangle Brick Beads 6x3mm - Silver (1 Strand)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0007 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), 7.8 Grams, #206 Gold Lustered Hydrangea
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DRO-0007 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #206 Gold Lustered Hydrangea
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5491 - Soft Flex, Soft Touch 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 100 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7003 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Heirloom 2 Loop Toggle Clasp 15mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1093 - Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1715 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients BCG-175, BCG-171, BCP-34144, BCP-10610, DRH-0007, DRO-0007, XCR-5491, FCL-7003, FCR-1093, FCR-1715,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Polychrome Blueberry
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: BCG-175
Czech Glass, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Polychrome Black Raspberry
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: BCG-171
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Silver/Blue/Crystal (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: BCP-34144
CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Rectangle Brick Beads 6x3mm - Silver (1 Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-10610
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), 7.8 Grams, #206 Gold Lustered Hydrangea
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: DRH-0007
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #206 Gold Lustered Hydrangea
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.07 / Package | SKU: DRO-0007
Soft Flex, Soft Touch 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 100 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$43.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-5491
TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Heirloom 2 Loop Toggle Clasp 15mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FCL-7003
Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FCR-1093
The Beadsmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1715
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$16.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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