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The Real McCoy Bracelet
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The Real McCoy Bracelet
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Project Description:

I love to braid my hair so I figured, why not braid some strands of beads as well? I like this bracelet because it requires only beginner beading skills, but I think it creates the look of a more advanced technique. If you can string beads on wire and know how to braid hair, you can make this bracelet! I called it "The Real McCoy" because the green color gives it an Irish feel and my maiden name is McCoy. However this design would look good with basically any size 11/0 seed bead you would like to use. You could also utilize a round connector or a 3-to-1 link on either end if you aren't fond of the eternity links that I chose.

Kelly Henderson, Aunties Beads Designer


Author Kelly Henderson
Kelly Henderson
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


  1. Cut 6, 10 inch pieces of beading wire.
  2. Add a crimp bead to one of the pieces of wire. String the wire through the left hole of the Eternity link and then run it back through the crimp bead going the opposite direction. Leave about a centimeter of extra wire and flatten the crimp bead with your chain nose pliers. Repeat this process with a second piece of wire attached to the same hole.
  3. Begin stringing seed beads onto your wire. Be sure that the first few beads go over the extra centimeter of wire you left in the previous step. Continue stringing until you have about 5-and-a-half inches of beaded wire. Repeat this process with the second piece of wire and then clamp the ends of both wires together into a bead stopper.
  4. Repeat the previous two steps twice more; once on the middle hole and once on the right hole. String slightly fewer seed beads onto the middle strand to correct for length (you want all of your strands to end at about the same place).
  5. Leaving your strands clamped two-to-a-bead stopper, braid them as you would your hair.
  6. One by one, unclamp your strands and crimp them to the corresponding holes on your eternity link as you did previously.
  7. Using your chain nose pliers, open a jump ring and use it attach each end of your clasp to each end of the eternity links.

Tools and Materials Needed:

11/0 Tr Lt Green AB Miyuki Seed Beads- 1 bag
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Eternity Link, 17mm- 2pc
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Vine Hook and Eye Clasp- 1 set
Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft,.015, Silver- 1 spool (60 inches)
Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc- 1 bag (12 beads)
Silver Filled 8mm Open Jump Rings, 10pc, 18 Gauge- 1 bag (2 pc)
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers- 1 tool
Classic Nipper Tool- 1 tool

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
11/0 Tr Lt Green AB Miyuki Seed Beads
11/0 Tr Lt Green AB Miyuki Seed Beads
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Eternity Link, 17mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Eternity Link, 17mm
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Vine Hook and Eye Clasp
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Vine Hook and Eye Clasp
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Silver Filled 8mm Open Jump Rings, 10pc, 18 Gauge
Silver Filled 8mm Open Jump Rings, 10pc, 18 Gauge
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Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft, .015, Silver
Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft, .015, Silver
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
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