Topaz Dreamer Bracelet

PROJECT B2052
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This multi-strand bracelet features the Toho twisted bugle beads in Transparent Rainbow Topaz for a funky iridescent look.
Instructions
This design will give you a bracelet that is 8 1/2 inches in length. To adjust the length, simply adjust the number of beads equally on each strand.
  1. Cut off about 1 foot of beading wire. Place a bead stopper about 2 inches from one end.
  2. Thread onto the beading wire in this order: 1 gold bead, 1 bugle bead (repeated 14 times), then 1 gold bead. Each strand should have 14 bugle beads and 15 gold beads. This is where you can adjust the length of the bracelet by adding more or taking away from these strands equally.
  3. As you finish each strand you will thread on one crimp tube and loop the wire around one closed jump ring and thread it back down through the crimp tube. For this bracelet the loop of the wire can be a bit looser. Crimp the crimp tube. Cut off any excess wire. Remove the bead stopper and repeat on the other side.
  4. You will do this for each strand, however as you crimp the other side around a closed jump ring, you can twist the strands so that they "braid" and coil together.
  5. You will repeat this for all strands. You will make 13 identical strands combined with a closed jump ring on each side. Set this aside.
  6. Cut off about 20 inches of 18 gauge wire. Use the Conetastic tool to make two identical wire cones using the 11mm x 2mm mandrel cone. Watch the video: How to Use the Artistic Wire Contastic Mandrel Tool Set. Set these aside.
  7. Cut off about 3 inches of 18 gauge wire. On one end, make a simple wire loop. Open the loop and thread it through the closed jump ring on one end of the strands you created. Close the loop. Thread it up through one of the cones that you just made. Make a wrapped wire loop to complete the cone. Repeat this on the other side.
  8. Open a jump ring and attach it to the loop of one of the finished cones. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open a jump ring and attach it to the loop of the other cone. Add the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  10. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSB-3177 - Toho Glass, Twisted Bugle Beads Size 3 9x2mm, 10 Grams, Transparent Rainbow Topaz
    Project uses 182 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BMB-5061 - 22K Gold Plated 2.5mm Round Metal Beads (100)
    Project uses 195 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • WCR-1833 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 46 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-01522 - 14K Gold Filled Crimp Beads 2x2mm (20)
    Project uses 26 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-4016 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 13 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5166 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2539 - Matte Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-6003 - Artistic Wire, Conetastic Wire Tool, Creates Wire Cones, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Autumn
Ingredients JSB-3177, BMB-5061, WCR-1833, FCR-01522, FJR-4016, XCR-5143, FJR-5166, FCL-2539,

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.
Toho Glass, Twisted Bugle Beads Size #3 9x2mm, 10 Grams, Transparent Rainbow Topaz
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: JSB-3177
22K Gold Plated 2.5mm Round Metal Beads (100)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: BMB-5061
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: WCR-1833
14K Gold Filled Crimp Beads 2x2mm (20)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: FCR-01522
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-4016
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5166
Matte Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: FCL-2539
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Artistic Wire, Conetastic Wire Tool, Creates Wire Cones, 1 Piece

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