Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Rope Magnetic Clasp    (94-6240-26)

  • 1    Sea Turtle Charm    (94-2553-26)

  • 1    Mermaid Charm    (94-2554-26)

  • 4    Tiny Sea Star Charm    (94-2551-26)

  • 2    Braided 3-1 Link    (94-3049-26)

  • 70    Disk 3mm Spacer Bead    (93-0439-25)

  • 14    Oval Jump Ring, 20ga 4x3mm ID    (01-0018-09)

  • 6    Round Jump Ring, 16ga 5mm ID    (01-0020-09)

  • 2    8" pieces sari silk, white/cream/gold

  • 1    8" piece sari silk, blue
  • 8-10   4mm round gemstone beads, blue

  • 4-8   4mm faceted Czech beads, orange

  • 1mm cotton cord, brown

  • 24 gauge craft wire, gold

  • Bracelet memory wire, medium

  • Super glue

Tools

  • scissors
  • memory wire cutters
  • wire cutters
  • chain and/or flat nose opliers 
  • round nose pliers
  • measuring tool
  • micro crimping pliers (optional)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: Approx.  2 1/4” ID

Designer: Tracy Gonzales

Download the Seafoam Bracelet PDF

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

Tip: Medium memory wire will make a bracelet to fit a small to medium wrist. Add extra jump rings with the clasp, or use large bracelet memory wire for a bigger bracelet.

Steps

  1. Use memory wire cutters to cut one round of memory wire about 3/4" short of a complete circle. (Fig 1) Repeat 5 times, making sure rounds match in size.
  2. Set round flat on work surface and use chain nose pliers to bend one end up about 3/8" from one end. Use round nose pliers to form a simple loop. As best you can, keep loop perpendicular to the curve of the wire. (Fig 2) (Tip: when forming simple loop, grip bracelet round close to bend firmly with chain nose pliers.) Repeat at other end of round.
  3. Repeat Step 2 with remaining rounds.
  4. Cut a 6" strand of cotton cord. Cut 8-9 two inch pieces of craft wire. Pick up one piece of wire and use it to secure one end of the cotton cord to a memory wire round next to the loop, wrapping 4-5 times. Trim excess wire. Use chain nose pliers or front notch of crimping pliers to tuck wire ends in. 
  5. Coat the other end of the cotton cord very lightly with super glue. Allow to dry, then string on 15-20 disk beads. (Use scissors to trim end of cord at an angle as necessary.)
  6. Slide a few beads down to wire wrapping, then secure cord again with wire wrapping. Continue working along the round, spacing beads and wire wrapping as desired. Secure at end with final wire wrapping, trimming cord as necessary. (Optional: add a tiny amount of glue at both ends to prevent cord from sliding.)
  7. Repeat Steps 4-6 two times.
  8. Cut one 10" piece of craft wire. Pick up one bracelet round and secure the end of one piece of sari silk next to loop by wrapping with wire. String a selection of 4mm beads and disk beads onto wire. Slide a few beads down to wire wrap, then work along round wrapping silk and wire together, and spacing beads as desired. Trim sari silk as necessary.
  9. Repeat Step 8 two times.
  10. Use one oval jump ring to attach one end of a round to the end loop of one 3-1 link. Use a second jump ring to attach a second round to the same end loop of the link.
  11. Repeat Step 10 to attach two more rounds to the middle loop of the link, alternating cotton cord rounds with sari silk rounds.
  12. Repeat Step 10 to attach last two rounds to the last loop of the link. 
  13. Repeat Steps 10-12 to attach link at other side of bracelet.
  14. Use one oval jump ring to attach clasp component at one end of bracelet. Repeat to attach second component at other end.
  15. Use round jump rings to attach charms to bracelet as desired.

Fig 1

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Fig 2

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