Design Instructions

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Supplies Needed

  • 1    Bee Button    (94-6604-12)
  • 1    Honeycomb Link    (94-3233-12)
  • 1    Small Honeybee Charm    (94-2220-12)
  • 1    Head Pin    (01-0028-01)
  • 3    Jump Rings    (01-0018-01)
  • 1    7mm Czech glass flower bead (Hibiscus Flower Bead from Raven's Journey shown)
  • 20"    1.5mm leather cord (Leather Cord USA Marigold shown)

Tools

  • Chain nose pliers (2)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Jewelers adhesive or Super New Glue

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: variable

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Bee Bracelet PDF

Watch the Demo Video: Bee Earring and Bee Bracelet Kits Demo (The bracelet demo starts at about 15 min.)

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for video on jump rings and simple loops).

 

TIP: Secure all knots with a small amount of adhesive after final tightening.

 

Steps

  1. Cut two 10" pieces of cord.
  2. Attach one jump ring to one side of Honeycomb link. Close jump ring.
  3. Pick up one piece of cord. Thread end through jump ring placed in Step 2. Fold loose end of cord over and wrap around to form an overhand knot, aiming tail away from loop and jump ring. (Fig 1) Tighten knot securely.
  4. Thread other end of cord through button shank. Tie knot as in Step 3, allowing approx. 1/2" loop. Don't trim yet.
  5. Repeat Steps 2-3 on other side of link.
  6. Repeat knotting at end of cord on second side, creating a button loop to fit Bee button. (Fig 2)
  7. Adjust cord and knots for desired bracelet size, then add adhesive to all knots and trim excess cord.
  8. String one flower bead onto one head pin. Bend wire over at top of bead and use round nose pliers to form simple loop, trimming excess wire.
  9. Open loop and attach where desired on Honeycomb link.
  10. Open one jump ring and attach to bee charm. Before closing attach where desired on Honeycomb link. Close jump ring.

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Variations from our 8/3/21 FBL

Clockwise from top -

  • Floral: Intermix 5 Ring Link (94-3211-26) with Ivy Leaf Charm (94-2010-26), Czech Round Button (94-6588-26) and Czech Glass 9x10mm Lily Bead
  • Celtic: Infinity Centerpiece Link (94-3178-40) with Celtic Round Charm (94-2033-12), Triskele Button (94-6566-12) and Czech 14mm Wild Rose Bead
  • Om: Open Lotus Link (94-3210-27) with Om Button (94-6568-27), Om Coin Charm (94-2197-27) and Czech Glass 13x8mm Melon Drop Bead
  • Spirit: Infinity Link (94-3167-18) with Flower of Life Button (94-6570-18), Goddess Charm (94-2163-18) and Czech 14mm Wild Rose Bead

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