Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • .75mm stretch cord

Bracelet 1

  • 1    Eye of Horus Charm    (94-2503-12)
  • 22    7mm Disk Spacer    (93-0443-61)
  • 2    5mm Disk Spacer    (93-0441-61)
  • 1-2   Round Jump Rings 16 gauge 5mm    (01-0020-61)
  • 22    8mm gemstone rondelles, blue-green (Blue Crazy Lace Agate and African Turquoise shown)

Bracelet 2

  • 1    Recovery Charm    (94-2506-18)
  • 18    7mm Disk Spacer    (93-0443-18)
  • 2    5mm Faceted Spacer    (93-0423-18)
  • 1-2    Round Jump Rings 16 gauge 5mm    (01-0020-08)
  • 18   8mm gemstone rondelles, lavender (matte Amethyst shown)
  • 6    8mm faceted gemstone rondelles, white (Quartz shown)

Bracelet 3

  • 1    Pentagram Charm    (94-2507-26)
  • 22    6mm Disk Spacer    (93-0442-25)
  • 2    5mm Disk Spacer    (93-0441-25)
  • 1-2   Round Jump Rings 16 gauge 5mm    (01-0020-09)
  • 22    9x6mm rondelle beads, green (resin beads shown)

Tools

  • chain and/or flat nose pliers (2)
  • scissors
  • Hypo Cement jewelers adhesive
  • bead stopper or small binder clip

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Variable

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Expression Bracelets PDF

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings).

Tip: Before stringing beads pre-stretch cord by pulling from both ends several times. For larger bracelets just add more beads in desired pattern! Two rondelles plus 1 disk is approximately 1/2". 

 

Steps

Bracelet 1

  1. Cut one 14” piece of stretch cord.
  2. String two 7mm disk spacers, *1 gemstone rondelle bead and one 7mm disk*. Repeat * through * 9 times. 
  3. String one 5mm disk, charm, one 5mm disk, and one 7mm disk. 
  4. Repeat * through * 11 times, then string final 7mm disk. 
  5. Secure ends with a surgeons knot (Fig 1). Add a small amount of adhesive and allow to dry.
  6. Trim cord ends close to knot. Open one jump ring and place over knot. Close securely. Repeat if desired.

Bracelet 2

  1. Cut one 14" piece of stretch cord
  2. String beads in the following pattern: two 7mm disk spacers, 1 lavender rondelle, *1 disk, 1 white rondelle, 1 disk, 2 lavender rondelles, 1 disk, 2 lavender rondelles*, 1 disk, 1 white rondelle, 1 disk.
  3. Repeat * through * in reverse order.
  4. String one faceted spacer, charm, and second faceted spacer.
  5. String †1 disk, 1 white rondelle, 1 disk, 2 lavender rondelles, 1 disk, 2 lavender rondelles†, 1 disk, 1 white rondelle, 1 disk.
  6. Repeat † through † in reverse order. String final disk.
  7. Secure ends with a surgeons knot (Fig 1). Add a small amount of adhesive and allow to dry.
  8. Trim cord ends close to knot. Open one jump ring and place over knot. Close securely. Repeat if desired.

Bracelet 3

  1. Cut one 14” piece of stretch cord.
  2. String two 6mm disk spacers, *1 rondelle bead and one 6mm disk*. Repeat * through * 10 times. 
  3. String one 5mm disk, charm, one 5mm disk, and one 6mm disk. 
  4. Repeat * through * 11 times, then string final 6mm disk. 
  5. Secure ends with a surgeons knot (Fig 1). Add a small amount of adhesive and allow to dry.
  6. Trim cord ends close to knot. Open one jump ring and place over knot. Close securely. Repeat if desired.

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