Wrap Bracelet with Gold-Finished "Pewter" Slides and Faux Suede Lace Cord
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Slide, gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 26mm single-sided dented round (4 slides)
- Clasp, gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 24x19mm single-sided buckle with swirl (1 clasp)
- Cord, faux suede lace, green, 10x1.5mm
- Thread, Purely Silk, dark green, size E
- Craft needles, steel
Leather hole punch
Using scissors cut one 30-inch length and one 1-1/4 inch length of green suede cord. On the first end of the 30-inch cord, cut a 1/4 inch diagonal from the center to the left side and 1/4 inch diagonal from the center to the right side creating a triangle-tipped end. Cut the tip off of the triangle shape to blunt the end.
Using leather hole-punch pliers, punch one 2mm hole (centered) 1-1/4 inches from the tip of the triangle end of the cord. Repeat to punch a 2mm hole 3/4 inch from the first hole and a third 2mm hole 3/4 inch from the previous hole.
Repeat to punch one 2mm hole 1/2 inch from the flat opposite end of the 30-inch length cord.
String the gold-finished 24x19mm buckle clasp onto the flat end of the 30-inch length cord fitting the prong into the 2mm punched hole.
Fold the last 1/2 inch of cord back onto itself to capture the buckle clasp on the end.
Using scissors cut one 24-inch length of dark green silk thread. Pass the end of the silk thread through the eye of a heavy needle doubling the thread.
Pass the needle through both pieces of folded cord approximately 1/4 inch from the bottom of the buckle clasp. Pass the needle back down through the front to the back of the cord 2mm from the first stitch. Continue to sew the suede pieces together from one edge of the cord to the other. Pass the thread in between the two pieces of cord to hide the end of the thread.
Repeat to sew a second row approximately 1/2 inch from the bottom of the buckle clasp to secure the cords in place.
Using scissors cut the 1-1/4 inch length of green suede cord lengthwise to a 7mm width. Fold the cord into a loop around the sewn portion at 1/2 inch under the buckle clasp on the 30-inch cord.
Pass the cord through one end of the 1-1/4 inch length of green suede cord to the opposite end to hold the loop together. Continue to sew along the 7mm end of the cord. Pass the needle through the bottom edge of the folded over piece on the 30-inch cord and the bottom of the 1-1/4 inch loop on the back of the cord to hold the back of the loop in place over under the buckle clasp. Only sew the back, so that once finished the end of the buckle clasp can tuck under the loop on the front of the bracelet.
String four gold-finished 26mm round slides onto the bracelet positioning each 1-1/4 inchesfrom each other starting 2 inches from the buckle clasp.
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