There is a bit of math involved here...For a 7 1/2" bracelet I subtracted the length of the curved tube and the length of the clasp/jump ring combination to determine how long my beaded sections would need to be, about 2 1/2" of seed beads on either side.
Cut a piece of beading wire about 10" in length string on a crimp bead and run the wire through the Wire Guardian.
Slip the trigger clasp on to Wire Guardian and run the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp using the Magical Crimp Forming Tool.
String the 2 1/2" or (32) 8/0 seed beads onto the wire, the curved noodle and another 2 1/2" of seed beads.
Slip on a crimp bead, run the wire through the Wire Guardian as above.
Ensuring the jump ring is closed, add it to the wire guardian and run the wire back through the crimp bead and adjust the tension, crimping with the Magical Crimp Forming Tool.
Repeat the above steps for the remaining four bracelets and wear your stratum!
Tools and Materials Needed:
Silver Plated Curved Tube, Bag Of 5, 2.5x40mm- 5pc 8/0 Opaque Turquoise Green Miyuki Seed Beads 8/0 Matte Tr Teal Miyuki Seed Beads 8/0 Tr Topaz Miyuki Seed Beads 8/0 Met Brown Iris Miyuki Seed Beads 8/0 Met Dk Plum Iris Miyuki Seed Beads Silver Filled Trigger Clasp, 11mm- 5pc Silver Filled Wire Guardians, Bag of 10- 10pc Silver Filled 8mm Jump Locks, 16 Gauge, Bag Of 10- 5pc Silver Filled Crimp Beads, Bag of 50, 2 x 2mm- 10pc Magical Crimp Forming Tool, .014-.015 Chain Nose Pliers- 2prs Nipper Tool
Love these! I made these with a larger tube and 6/0 seed beads strung on 1mm leather. There's no limit to this design.
Reviewed by: Alley Mori from Gold Country, CA.
stack 'em up
I just adore these tiny bracelets stacked together. There's color and sparkle and movement. I simplified this idea by using stretchy cord. I used 4mm recycled glass in 5 colors. The first time I wore them my mom decided they were her new favorite... so I took them off and gave them to her.
Reviewed by: Julie Shane from Florida.