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Lime's Up Bracelet Project
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Lime's Up Bracelet Project
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Description

Lime's Up Bracelet Project

A tangy twist on color, with fresh-squeezed appeal. Juicy citrus tones mix it up with cool turquoise and yellow, lime green and white. Black adds the defining element. Braid these yummy colors into a twist and slide them through the lime mesh rondelle.

Karla Schafer, Aunties Beads Designer

Instructions:
  1. See the secondary image above for an illustration on 4 strand braids.
  2. Cut (4) pieces of beading wire, 10" in length. Crimp two strands to each loop to half of the clasp using the Magical Crimp Forming Tool.
  3. String (28) to (30) 6/0 seed beads onto each strand pairing the colors as follows on each loop: Trans Yellow/White AB and Matte Black/Matte Turquoise. Place tape on the wire at the end of your beads to keep them in place while you braid.
  4. Following the diagram for 4 strand braiding, braid the beaded strands, you may want to secure your work to the work surface for better control.
  5. Once you are satisfied with the braid, as tight or loose as you like it, check and make sure you are about 3 to 3 1/4" in length. If short, you may want to loosen the braid or add more beads to each strand.
  6. Gathering two of the strands that are closest to each other, string a crimp bead over the strands and flat crimp them together.
  7. Repeat for the other two strands and then slip the mesh bead over all 4 strands.
  8. Again string (28) to (30) seed beads onto each strand exiting the mesh bead, try to follow the color strand from the other side.
  9. Tape the ends to secure and check your measurement and make any adjustments, remembering the other half of the clasp measurement as well.
  10. I found it easier to braid this side therefore I had to adjust my tension to make it match the other side.
  11. Once satisfied tape two of the strands together, while you crimp each one of the other two into one loop of the clasp.
  12. Crimp the other two strands to complete the bracelet.
Tools and Materials Needed:

8x18mm Lime Green Large Hole Mesh Rondelle Bead- 1pc
6/0 Matte Op Turquoise Blue Miyuki Seed Beads- 5grams
6/0 Tr Yellow Miyuki Seed Bead- 5grams
6/0 White AB Miyuki Seed Bead- 5grams
Miyuki, 6-401f Matte Black- 5grams
Sterling Silver Round Hook and Eye Clasp, 2-strand
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018- 40"
Crimp Beads, Bag of 50, 2 x 2mm- 9pc
BeadSmith Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .014"-.015" Wire
Nipper Tool
Tape

Materials and Tools Used
8x18mm Lime Green Large Hole Mesh Rondelle Bead
8x18mm Lime Green Large Hole Mesh Rondelle Bead
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6/0 Matte Op Turquoise Blue Miyuki Seed Beads
6/0 Matte Opaque Turquoise Blue
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6/0 Tr Yellow Miyuki Seed Beads
6/0 Transparent Yellow
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6/0 White AB Miyuki Seed Beads
6/0 White AB
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6/0 Matte Black Miyuki Seed Beads
6/0 Matte Black
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Sterling Silver Round Hook and Eye Clasp, 2-strand
Sterling Silver Round Hook and Eye Clasp, 2-strand
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc

Your Price: $5.99
On sale: $4.45 On Sale
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018

Your Price: $13.49
Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .015" Wire
Magical Crimp Forming Tool for .015" Wire
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool


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