Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Hammertone Magnetic Clasp    (94-6246-61)
  • 2    Distressed 4x2mm Crimp End    (94-5852-61)
  • 4    Distressed 4x2mm Barrel Beads    (94-5791-61)
  • 2    Oval Jump Ring 20 Gauge 4x3mm ID    (01-0018-61)
  • 5    Size 6 (6/0) Seed Beads
  • 14ga Artistic Wire Braid, Silver
  • 14ga Artistic Wire Braid, Gold
  • E6000 Adhesive

Tools

  • wire cutters
  • chain and/or flat nose pliers (2)
  • parallel or nylon jawed pliers
  • bracelet bending pliers or bracelet mandrel
  • toothpick

Skill Level: Beginning

Finished Size: Variable

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Ultra Glam Wire Braid Bracelet PDF

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

Tip: Make sure your 6/0 seed beads have holes large enough for the 14ga wire.

 

Steps

  1. Cut 1 full round of silver wire braid and two full rounds of gold.
  2. Align the three rounds with the silver in the middle.
  3. Use toothpick to apply a small amount of adhesive inside one of the crimp ends.
  4. Align the ends of the wires evenly at one side, then insert into the crimp end. Use parallel pliers to flatten crimp end onto the wires firmly. Allow to dry.
  5. String one 6/0 bead on the center wire (hint: if necessary twist the bead in the direction of the twist of the wire), then one barrel bead onto all three wires. Repeat three times. String final 6/0 bead onto center wire.
  6. Place bracelet onto wrist to check for size. Allowing about 1" for clasp assembly, trim wire ends as needed, cutting center wire 1/4" shorter than outer wires.
  7. Arrange beads along bracelet evenly, bending outer wires slightly to fit around seed beads. Once arranged as desired secure barrel beads in place using parallel pliers.
  8. Use wire cutters to even up wire ends as needed, then repeat Steps 3-4 with second crimp end.
  9. Use bracelet bending pliers (or mandrel) to refine shape of bracelet, being careful not to break glass seed beads.
  10. Open one jump ring and attach to one end of bracelet. Before closing attach one side of magnetic clasp. Close jump ring.
  11. Repeat Step 10 on other side of bracelet.

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