Do you want a fun way to use a spacer bar and play on color? I will show you how to use the spacer bars in a different manner and use the color wheel for a color pattern. I use the color wheel for color inspiration often. You will be amazed at the color combinations you can come up with.
Tips and Tricks
I used 13 Swarovski Spacer bars.
I also used 12 colors of Swarovski 6mm Bicones, 6pc in each color with the exception of two colors, that I used on the ends of the bracelet, you will need 9pc of those colors.
Keep the Slide Lock together as you string the bracelet, so that your piece does not become twisted. - Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Lead Designer
I have 8mm beads, will that make the bracelet too bulky?
Love the video, and the information. Thanks so much.I'm making one for my mom for Christmas. Karla Says: I don't think it will make it too bulky, but you may need to make adjustments for the size. The 8mm beads will change the length, therefore, you may need to shorten the length or adjust the color pattern.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Shari from Ohio.
Color wheel directions
Love, Love this bracelet...have made it using birthstone colors for a mothers bracelet...wish it had written directions so it would be easier to keep and remake without going to the video..
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Gwyned Hill from Morrilton, Ar 72110.
Since first viewing the video I have made six of the spacer bar bracelets,each one different with different colors. I love the pattern and plan to make more. My one change is that I prefer to use the 2mm twisted crimps.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Barbara Rouse from Merritt Island, Florida.
I am very much a rainbow person, After a bad 20 year marriage, and then finally finding the one I was SUPPOSED to have, I now have color in my life. Thank you for showing us this gorgeous piece~~~Cam Meder
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Cam Meder from Montana.
I am a beginning beader and as soon as I saw this bracelet I knew I had to have one! Because I lacked confidence I used every single product Karla used, right down to the exact color crystals! I watched the video, pausing as needed, and much to my delight turned out quite a worthy facsimile! Now that I know I can do it, I am making one for a friend in her favorite LSU colors! Thank you for making things so easy to understand and doable for even beginning bead enthusiasts!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Patricia Hamilton from Va. Beach.
Spacer Bar & Colour Wheel Bracelet
I am new to jewellery making and have spent some time looking for instruction and inspiration on the net.
Aunties beads is by far the best site I have found to date .
This bracelet is just so beautiful and the instructions so clear it was a delight to make.
One of my other interests is Belly dance and I have worn this bracelet at a number of events and received many compliments.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Jacqueline from Hampshire UK.
This is wonderful!
I made several of these as holiday gifts and personalized them by using the favorite colors of the recipients. Made matching earrings of the dominant color to match. Very, very well received.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Anita from NJ.
New to beading
I am just beginning to make jewellery and am really inspired by your videos. You make everything look so easy, I cant wait to get my order and get started
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Mandy from Scotland.
What a beautiful bracelet! I can also see it using shades of one color (dark to light) but I digress. I''''m very new to beading. How do you know what size this is? I have large wrists and I find that most designs are made for the petite. Thank you for making these videos. They are very professional and very easy to understand.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Eileen from Simi Valley.
spacer bar bracelet
I''''m assuming the bracelet slips over your hand. It''''s really beautiful. was really easy to make
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: christine from rineyville ky.
A: A slide lock is a multi-stranded clasp: http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Silver-Plated-3-Strand-Slide-Lock-Clasp_p_2442.html Karla
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Q:what size wire is actually required to make this bracelet? The items listed below the video call for49 strand 18mm wire, but the Magic Crimp tool is for 15mm wire.
A: I used the 49 strand .018 wire and the smaller Magical Crimp Forming Tool, because it held the crimp better. Now that is just my preference of tool. You can use the Regular Designer Crimp tool or Chain Nose Pliers and flat crimp.
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Q:I am a written pattern person. Would you consider posting instructions for your color wheel bracelet in print form?
A: I appreciate the request, usually when I do a video I don't have written instructions. I will however keep it in mind as a future project.
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Q:Regarding the Magical Crimping Pliers, are theybABSOLUTELY necessary? The smaller size is backordered on 3 websites and my local craft stores dont sell them. Can I use regular crimping pliers?