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As a kid, my family used to spend a lot of time in Santa Fe. I think that is why I am so attracted to coral, turquoise, and silver. This bracelet was inspired by my love of the Southwest and my love of Miyuki multi bead mixes!

Shanna Steele, Auntie's Beads Designer

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Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer


1. Cut 3 pieces of beading wire measuring about 10 inches each.

2. String a small seed bead and a crimp bead toward one end of a piece of beading wire. Run it through one of the outside loops on your 3 strand clasp then back through the seed and crimp beads. Crimp.

3. String your beads as follows: 1 inch of seed beads and a Bali dotted bead. Repeat this process until you have used 5 of your Bali beads.

4. String one more inch of seed beads, followed by a crimp bead and a small seed bead. Run your wire through the corresponding loop on the other end of the clasp, then back down through the seed bead, crimp bead, and a few more seed beads. Crimp. Cut excess wire.

5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 to complete the other outside strand.

6. String a small seed bead and a crimp bead toward one end of a piece of beading wire. Run it through the inside (or middle) loop on your 3 strand clasp then back through the seed and crimp beads. Crimp.

7. String ¼ of an inch of seed beads followed by a flower bead. Next, repeat the following pattern 5 times: ¾ of an inch of seed beads followed by a flower bead.

8. String another ¼ inch of seed beads followed by a crimp bead and a small seed bead. Run your wire through the middle loop on the other side of the clasp then back through the small seed bead, crimp bead, and a few nearby seed beads. Crimp. Cut excess wire.

Materials and Tools Needed:

Miyuki Multi Bead Mix, Turquoise and Coral (about 1/2 package) 
Bali, Wheel with Balls, 4 x 6mm (10 pieces)
Antique Silver Plated Triangular Flower Bead, 6mm (6 pieces)
Silver Plated 3-Strand Slide Lock Clasp, 16 x 6mm
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .015 (about 30 inches)
Crimp Beads, Bag of 50, 2 x 2mm (6 pieces)
Nipper Tool
Designer Crimper Tool

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Rating SUPER cute & easy
 
I made this but used Auntie's Beadalon memory wire. Soooo easy. I get tons of compliments every time I wear it! Ooh - next time I will mix in some 4mm Swarovski Tucson Mix from Auntie's!
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