Multi-Strand Bracelet with Sterling Silver Beads

This bracelet exudes movement. This visual effect is created by the use of curved tubes and the merging and redirecting of strands as they pass through double curved tubes. The sterling silver round beads add a bubble-like effect which heightens the feeling of movement. In addition to the visual effect, the bracelet is extremely flexible. This is credited to the weave of the design and the use of the most flexible of all Accu-Flex® professional quality beading wire--the 49 strand--making this bracelet a pleasure to look at and wear.
STEP 1
Using the wire nippers, cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Squeeze the end loops on a bead stopper, slip the end of the wire in between two of the coils then release the end loops to temporarily secure the bead stopper to the end of the wire. You can now string on your beads without them falling off.
STEP 2
String the following pattern onto the wire:
  • One crimp bead
  • One sterling silver 2.5mm seamless-look round bead
  • One sterling silver 4mm round bead
  • One tube of a double curved tube
  • One 2.5mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One curved tube bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round bead
  • One tube of a double curved tube
  • One 2.5mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One curved tube bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One curved tube
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round bead
  • One tube of a double curved tube
  • One 2.5mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One curved tube
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One curved tube
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round bead
  • One beaded rondelle
  • One 2.5mm bead
  • One tube of a double curved tube
  • One 2.5mm round bead
  • One crimp bead
Add a bead stopper to the end of the beading wire to keep the beads in place while you string the remaining strands of beads.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2, stringing beads onto a second strand of beading wire, using your own pattern or stringing beads onto the wire following the image of the finished bracelet.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 2, stringing beads onto three more strands of beading wire, using your own pattern or following the image of the finished bracelet.

Please note: Open the bead stoppers on the ends of the different strands to secure more than one strand at a time.
STEP 5
Remove the bead stopper from the first strand. Pass the beading wire through the top loop on one half of the clasp then back through the crimp bead. Slide the crimp bead close to the loop on the clasp, pulling the beading wire so you have one inch on one side of the crimp and little wire showing between the crimp and the beads on the other side. This will ensure you have enough beading wire remaining when you crimp the second half of the strand to the other half of the clasp. Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead to secure the strand to the clasp. Using the wire nippers, trim the excess beading wire from the short end.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 5 to attach each strand to a loop on the clasp.
STEP 7
Remove the bead stopper from the other end of Strand 3. Pass the beading wire through the middle loop on the second half of the clasp then back through the crimp bead. Pull the strand so the beads are close together and there is little slack in the strand, yet not so tight the strand is not flexible. Crimp the crimp bead and trim any excess beading wire.

Please note: Make sure the clasp halves are both facing the correct way, so when you wear the bracelet they slide together accordingly.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 7, attaching all remaining strands to the second clasp half, working from the center out to the ends.

Please note: As you tighten up each strand, and before crimping, make sure the beaded length of each strand is equal to the other strands so the clasp halves lie parallel to each other. If necessary, add or remove beads to make the strands equal in length.
STEP 9
Slide a crimp cover over a crimped crimp bead on one end of the bracelet. Using chain-nose pliers, carefully close the crimp cover to conceal the crimp bead. Repeat to add crimp covers to the remaining crimp beads on each end of the bracelet.

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