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 Bracelet with Viking Knit Wirework, Glass Beads and Metal Beads and Charms 

Bracelet with Viking Knit Wirework, Glass Beads and Metal Beads and Charms
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Painted Lady

-- 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 : : :

  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 2mm-4.5x3mm assorted round and rondelle (5 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 10x3mm rondelle with kaleidoscope design (2 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 10x3mm rondelle with teardrop design (2 beads)
  • Bead, gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 10x6mm double-sided butterfly (1 bead)
  • Bead, gold-finished copper, 12mm cross-drilled brushed round with lines (1 bead)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal / stainless steel grommets / epoxy, aquamarine, 14mm BeCharmed pavé with 4.5mm hole (1 bead)
  • Bead, glass and lampworked glass, multicolored, 6mm faceted round and 28x20mm double-sided butterfly with hand-painted abstract design (2 beads)
  • Charm, TierraCast, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 15.5mm double-sided flat round with tree of life (1 charm)
  • Crimp bead, 12Kt gold-filled, 2x2mm smooth tube, 1.1mm inside diameter (2 crimp beads)
  • Crimp cover, gold-plated brass, 4mm stardust round (2 crimp covers)
  • Cord end, JBB Findings, gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 11x11mm textured round tube, 9mm inside diameter (2 cord ends)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 6mm round, 18 gauge (1 jumpring)
  • Wire protector, Accu-Guard, gold-plated brass, 4x4mm tube, 0.5mm inside diameter (4 wire protectors)
  • Clasp, toggle, gold-plated copper, 18mm textured round with twist (1 clasp)
  • Wire, painted aluminum, magenta, round, 18 gauge
  • Wire, Zebra Wire, color-coated copper, magenta, round, 24 gauge
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, metallic copper, 49 strand, 0.019-inch diameter
  • Viking Knit tool, Lazee Daizee, plastic, white, 6-1/2 x 1/2 inch rod with pin tool
  • Viking Knit tool, Lazee Daizee Draw Plate, plastic, white, 6-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch flat rectangle
  • Table vise, steel and iron
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Following the directions in the Viking Knit set, using magenta 18-gauge round aluminum wire, weave a 4-inch section of wire tubing drawing the finished wire to approximately 3/8 inch in diameter.
    Step 2
    Using the flush-cutters, cut an 11-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the loop on the ring portion of the toggle clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.

    Repeat to attach a second 11-inch length of beading wire to the ring portion of the toggle clasp.

    Place a crimp cover over both crimp tubes.
    Step 3
    String the following components onto both beading wires:
    • One gold-plated 4x3mm rondelle bead
    • One gold-plated 10x3mm rondelle kaleidoscope bead
    • One gold-plated 12mm round brushed bead
    • One gold-plated 10x3mm rondelle kaleidoscope bead
    • One gold-plated 11x11mm cord end
    • 4-inch length of Magenta Viking Knit tube
    • One gold-plated 11x11mm cord end
    • One gold-plated 4x3mm rondelle bead
    • One glass butterfly bead
    • One gold-plated 4x3mm rondelle bead
    • One gold-plated 10x3mm rondelle teardrop design bead
    • One Swarovski 14mm pave aquamarine bead
    • One gold-plated 10x3mm rondelle teardrop design bead
    • One gold-plated 4x3mm rondelle bead
    • One gold-finished 10x6mm butterfly bead
    • One gold-plated 4x3mm rondelle bead
    • One 6mm faceted round pink bead
    Step 4
    Separate out the beading wires. String on one crimp tube, a gold plated Accu-Guard and loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp onto the first wire. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the bracelet. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

    Repeat to attach the second beading wire to the bar portion of the toggle clasp.

    Place a crimp cover over both crimp tubes.
    Step 5
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the tree of life charm and the ring of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Viking Knit Made Using the Lazee Daizee™'' illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Cones'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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