Thunderbird Gemstone Memory Wire Bracelet

PROJECT B831
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
This Southwestern-inspired bracelet features beautiful turquoise magnesite and jasper gemstone beads interspersed with detailed TierraCast metal beads and then finished off with a striking thunderbird charm. The core of the bracelet is memory wire which allows this bracelet to adjust to any wrist size.
Instructions
Note: Only use memory wire cutters to cut memory wire. It is exceptionally strong wire and it will damage traditional jewelry making cutters.
  1. Begin this project by watching the video: How to Make a Memory Wire Bracelet using Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads. Your project will be using different beads, but the technique for finishing the memory wire ends, stringing the beads, and adding the charm will be exactly the same.
  2. Cut your 12 loop memory wire in half so that you have 6 complete loops.
  3. Finish one end of the memory wire with a loop.
  4. String on 3 jasper cubes, 9 turquoise magnesite rondelles, 3 jasper cubes, and 1 metal bead. Repeat this sequence 13 times or until you reach almost the end of your memory wire. Make sure to leave approximately 1/4 inch of memory wire after the last bead. Create another loop to finish this end and keep your beads from falling off.
  5. Open a jump ring and link it to your charms as well as one of the loops. Close the jump ring.
  6. All done!
  7. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPTU-09007 - Gemstone Beads, Turquoise Magnesite, Rondelle 6x2.3mm, 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-08053 - Gemstone Beads, Leopard Skin Jasper, Cube 4x4mm, 16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-0011 - TierraCast Pewter Charm, Thunderbird 19mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WXM-020 - Bright Silver Color Bracelet Memory Wire 12 Loops
    Project uses 6 loops. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3142 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Beaded Spacer Beads 3x3mm (50)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
  • XTL-7213 - BeadSmith Simply Modern Series, Round Nose Pliers, 4.75 Inches Long
  • XTL-7218 - BeadSmith Simply Modern Series, Chain Nose Pliers, 4.75 Inches Long
Additional Information
Ingredients SPTU-09007, SPJA-08053, PND-0011, WXM-020, FJR-5140, BMB-3142,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Gemstone Beads, Turquoise Magnesite, Rondelle 6x2.3mm, 15.5 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$5.44 / Package | SKU: SPTU-09007
TierraCast Pewter Charm, Thunderbird 19mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: PND-0011
Bright Silver Color Bracelet Memory Wire 12 Loops
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: WXM-020
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.87 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Beaded Spacer Beads 3x3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.01 / Package | SKU: BMB-3142
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy

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