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Into The Sea Beaded Bracelet Project
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Into The Sea Beaded Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

I am always a fan of making wider bracelets and multi-stranded designs and using 2-hole beads just lends itself perfectly to that. Using recycled glass (also known as cultured sea glass) beads, I created a simple and fun bracelet that will be a great stand alone piece or will work well when stacked with other bracelets in beachy tones. I chose to use silver TierraCast pieces with this cool blue, but you can also use brass, gunmetal, copper or gold to suit your tastes!

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


Before you begin, lay out the 2-hole sea glass oval beads so that they are in pairs and are laying end to end. Each pair should have the wider ends touching one another and the domed side facing up. The placement of these pairings will help when you go to string your beads.
  1. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 20 inches. Double it over and make sure your ends are even. One one end, string a heishi bead followed by a 4mm round glass bead. Continue to string the beads in this order until you have strung a total of 8 heishi beads and 8 4mm round glass beads. String one more heishi bead.
  2. Pull the ends of your wire together and string a 4mm round glass bead. You should have a loop or circle of glass beads. Make sure that the loop of round glass beads you have just created is not too tight; it needs to allow for a button to pass through. Pull the wires apart again and string a hesihi bead, a round glass bead and another heishi bead on each wire.
  3. Put a bead stopper on one side of your wire right above the last heishi bead added. You are only going to work with one strand for a while.
  4. Run your wire through a hole in the 2-hole sea glass bead. Run your wire through the outer hole in a heishi spacer bar. Run your wire through the next 2-hole sea glass bead.
  5. Add a heishi spacer, a 4mm glass round bead and another heishi spacer.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 three more times.
  7. Remove the stopper from the other wire. Run the wire through the other hole in the 2-hole sea glass bead that is already strung, then through the outer hole of the heishi spacer, then through the open hole of the other 2-hole sea glass bead.
  8. Add a heishi spacer, a 4mm glass round bead, and another heishi spacer.
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 three more times.
  10. On each end of your wire, add one more 4mm round glass bead. One one side, add a crimp bead; on the other side, add a button.
  11. Run the wire with the crimp bead through the button then down through the 4mm round next to it. Run the wire with the button down through the crimp bead and then through the 4mm glass round next to it.
  12. Pull both wires as snugly as you can. Use your chain nose pliers to flat crimp the crimp bead. Cut excess wire. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!


Tools and Materials Needed:

Recycled Glass 2-Hole Oval Beads, Turquoise Bay (1 strand)
OR
Recycled Glass 2-Hole Oval Beads, Pacific Blue (1 strand)
AND
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Gold Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
AND
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm (29 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Gold Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm (29 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm (29 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm (29 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm (29 pieces)
AND
TierraCast Antique Silver Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
OR
TierraCast Antique Gold Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
OR
TierraCast Antique Silver Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
OR
TierraCast Antique Copper Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
OR
TierraCast Antique Brass Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
AND
49-strand .015" beading wire
2mm crimp bead (1 piece)
Flush Cutter Tool
Chain Nose Pliers


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Recycled Glass 2-Hole Oval Beads, Turquoise Bay
Recycled Glass 2-Hole Oval Beads, Turquoise Bay
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Recycled Glass 2-Hole Oval Beads, Pacific Blue
Recycled Glass 2-Hole Oval Beads, Pacific Blue
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm, Bag of 25
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Beads, 3 mm, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Antique Silver Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Apple Blossom Button, 14mm
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Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .015
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .015
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Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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