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I Gotta Wear Shades Bracelet Project
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I Gotta Wear Shades Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

These beads are so bright, I gotta wear shades... But seriously: how much fun are they?! Neons are all the rage and I thought it would be super fun to play with a few colors and separate them by silver tubes. The result is a memory wire bracelet that wears like a retro bangle.

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

  1. Using your memory wire shears, cut your memory wire so you have 5-6 full coils. Using your memory wire bending pliers on the smaller jaw, make a loop at one end of the coil of wire.
  2. String a 4mm pink pearl followed by a curved silver tube.
  3. String the following pattern: 4mm pink pearl, 6mm yellow pearl, 8mm green pearl, bead cap, 10mm orange pearl, bead cap, 8mm green pearl, 6mm yellow pearl, 4mm pink pearl. Follow this pattern with a silver tube.
  4. Repeat step 3 eight more times. You should have used all of your curved tubes and all of your larger pearls.
  5. Add a 4mm pink pearl. If necessary, cut your memory wire. Use your bending pliers to make a loop for closure.


Tools and Materials Needed:

Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Pink (20 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Yellow (18 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 8mm, Neon Green (18 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 10mm, Neon Orange (9 pieces)
Silver Plated Curved Tube, 2.5x40mm (10 pieces)
Silver Plated 7mm Fluted Bead Cap (18 pieces)
Bracelet Memory Wire, Large, 1/4 Ounce
Memory Wire Shears
Memory Wire Bending Pliers


Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Pink, 20pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Pink, 20pc
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Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Yellow, 10pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Yellow, 10pc
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Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 8mm, Neon Green
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 8mm, Neon Green
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Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 10mm, Neon Orange
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 10mm, Neon Orange
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Silver Plated Curved Tube, 2.5x40mm
Silver Plated Curved Tube, 2.5x40mm
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Silver Plated 7mm Fluted Bead Cap, 10pc
Silver Plated 7mm Fluted Bead Cap, 10pc
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Bracelet Memory Wire, Large, 1/4 Ounce
Bracelet Memory Wire, Large, 1/4 Ounce
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Memory Wire Shears
Memory Wire Shears
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Memory Wire Bending Pliers
Memory Wire Bending Pliers
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Customer Reviews
5/5
Rating Super fun!
 
This was my first project using wire (of any kind) and I really enjoyed it! Super fast, great colors and I love the silver tubes. I'll be making more of these in other color schemes as well! Great project, especially for a beginner.
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Reviewed by:  from North Richland Hills. - 5/20/2014
5/5
Rating So Hot it's Cool!
 
Great bracelet Shanna! Love the neons with the silver tubes. One question though, are the bead caps shiny silver with a green reflection from the adjacent beads? Or are they actually colored?
Shanna's Response: I am so glad you love the bracelet! I am not usually a fan of bright colors, but I couldn't resist making this fun piece - and now I have to make one for myself! I am glad you caught a mistake in the materials list. In the instructions, I tell you to add bead caps, but I didn't put which bead caps they were in the materials list. I have corrected that now; they are shiny silver bead caps - and yes, they do reflect the colors of the beads!
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Reviewed by:  from ky. - 5/17/2014
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