Retired - Zoe's Cuff

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gorgeous Austrian crystal snap fasteners are the focal point of this striking cuff bracelet and a delicate bead embroidered edge adds a feminine touch to the design.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

  1. This bracelet fits fairly snug on the wrist. To begin, measure your wrist and add however much extra room you want for the bracelet to breath on the wrist. For instance, I have a little over a 5.5" wrist and I felt I only needed an extra .25" for this to be comfortable (which does make it sort of tight). Once you have your measurement, add another 1.5". So for me, I needed to add 5.5" + .25" + 1.5" = 7.25". It is this number that you will be using below. My wrist is actually very small, so expect your number to be higher.
  2. Measure your black ultra suede and cut a rectangular piece for your cuff that is the number you arrived at above (so for me, 7.25") by 1.25".
  3. Thread a needle with 15" of beading thread. You do not need to tie a knot on the end. On one end of your cut piece of ultra suede, fold over the end 1/2". To keep this secured down, roughly stitch the folded ultra suede down to the main ultra suede near the edge. This does not need to be beautiful stitching since you will just be removing it later.
  4. Please watch the video on How to Use the Crystal Applicator Tool and Apply Snap Fasteners. Following what you learned in the video, attach the button tops of your 2 Austrian crystal gun metal tone snap fasteners to your cut suede piece over the folded section. You want the crystals to be on the top of your cuff. See photo. Remove the stitched thread after you have attached both button tops.
  5. Repeat the 2 previous steps on the other side of your cuff but with the snap back pieces. Make sure you double check that your snap tops and bottoms will line up properly before you attach them with the tool. I placed the cuff on my wrist to double check the orientation.
  6. Thread a needle with 30" of black thread. Bead embroider a picot edge using Toho 11/0 seed beads in silver lined crystal along one edge of your cuff.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWFA-0102 - Austrian crystal Gun Metal Tone Crystal Snap Fastener Button 11mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

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

  • JSK-0011 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4202 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Black
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1502 - Crystal Applicator Tool - For Use With Austrian crystal (1 Tool)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-8932, JSK-0011, XCR-4202,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size B for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: XCR-8932
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: JSK-0011
The Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4202
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Scissors for Beading Cord
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
$4.20 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004

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