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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Glass Bracelet Project
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Glass Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

Red is my favorite color and while it looks good paired with traditional metals like gold and silver, I actually think it look positively elegant when paired with antique brass. I created this bracelet for myself in a color palette I love, knowing that I could wear it with anything and everything, but have also given suggestions as to the endless possibility of color options you have when making this gorgeous piece.

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

  1. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 10 inches. String a crimp bead toward one end. Run the end of the wire around the hammered link then back down through the crimp bead. Use your crimper tool to secure the crimp bead. If using a crimp cover, use your chain nose pliers to gently apply the crimp cover.
  2. String a leaf bead cap and an 8mm round glass bead. String a heishi spacer bar so your wire is running through one of the outer holes. String another 8mm round glass bead followed by another leaf bead cap. (Both bead caps strung should cup the 8mm round glass beads.)
  3. Run your wire through one hole in the 2-hole glass bead. Then repeat step 2.
  4. Repeat step 3 two more times. By this point, you should have added all 16 of the 8mm glass beads and 3 of the 2-hole glass beads.
  5. String a crimp bead. Run your wire through the hammered link then back down through the crimp bead, bead cap and 8mm round. Crimp. Apply crimp cover if using. Cut excess wire.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 using another strand of beading wire. This time, when you get to the heishi spacer bars, you will run your wire through the outer hole. When you get to the 2-hole recycled glass bead, you will run our wire through the hole that does not have wire in it.
  7. Using 2 pair of chain nose pliers, open an oval jump ring. Attach it to one of the hammered links at the end. Close the jump ring. Open round jump ring. Attach it the oval jump ring just added. Close the jump ring. Open an oval jump ring. Attach it to the round jump ring just added then to another 13mm hammered round link. Close the jump ring.
  8. Attach your S hook clasp to the hammered link at the opposite end. Use your chain nose pliers to gently close that side of the S hook. The other side will attach to the last hammered link you added in step 7. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!


Tools and Materials Needed:

Recycled Glass 2-Hole Square Beads, Cherry Red (1 strand)
OR
Recycled Glass 2-Hole Square Beads, Pacific Blue (1 strand)
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Recycled Glass 2-Hole Square Beads, Turquoise Bay (1 strand)
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
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TierraCast Antique Gold Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter 3-Hole Heishi Spacer Bar (4 pieces)
AND
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm (16 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Gold Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm (16 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm (16 pieces)
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TierraCast Antique Brass Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (3 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Bright Gold Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (3 pieces)
OR
TierraCast Bright Rhodium Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (3 pieces)
AND
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Classic S Hook (1 piece)
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TierraCast Antique Gold Pewter Classic S Hook (1 piece)
OR
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Classic S Hook (1 piece)
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49-strand .015" or .018" beading wire
2mm crimp beads (4 pieces)
3.2mm crimp covers, optional (4 pieces)
TierraCast oval jump rings (2 pieces)
Round jump ring about 5-6mm in diameter (1 piece)
Flush Cutter Tool
Designer Crimper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers


Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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