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 Multi-Strand Bracelet with Seed Beads and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Spacer Bars 

Multi-Strand Bracelet with Seed Beads and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Spacer Bars
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-- Designer --

Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Jamie Smedley, read her jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

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Step 1
Using scissors cut ten 10-inch lengths of 0.8mm clear Powercord®.
Step 2
Give the first length of cord several stretches to condition it.
Step 3
Place a Bead Stopper™ on the end of the cord. String fifteen #6 gold-finished hex seed beads and the first hole on one gunmetal-plated 10-strand spacer bar onto the cord.
Step 4
Continue to string the following components onto the Powercord:
  • Four sets of two #6 opaque black seed beads and two #6 opaque white seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 10-hole spacer bar (first hole)
  • Fifteen #6 gold-finished hex seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 10-strand spacer bar (first hole)
  • Four sets of two #6 opaque black seed beads and two #6 opaque white seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 10-hole spacer bar (first hole)
Step 5
Remove the bead stopper. Tie the ends of the cord in the first part of a surgeon's knot. Pull the cord until the gold-finished hex seed bead is next to the last spacer bar forming a circle in the cord. Finish the surgeon's knot. Place a small amount of adhesive (Vigor® Super Glue) on the knot to secure it in place.
Step 6
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to attach the second length of Powercord to the second hole on the first gunmetal-plated 10-strand spacer bar.
Step 7
Continue to string the following components onto the Powercord:
  • Four sets of two #6 opaque white seed beads and two #6 opaque black seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 10-strand spacer bar (second hole)
  • Fifteen #6 gold-finished hex seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 10-strand spacer bar (second hole)
  • Four sets of two #6 opaque white seed beads and two #6 opaque black seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 10-strand spacer bar (second hole)
Step 8
Repeat Step 5 to finish the strand.
Step 9
Repeat Steps 2 - 8 to attach the remaining strands to the bracelet in an alternating black and white pattern on every other strand.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Finishing Elastic and Powercord®'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Knots Tutorial'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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