Bracelet with Miyuki Seed Beads and Wirework
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, transparent matte rainbow clear, 4x3.4mm fringe
- Wire, Zebra Wire, color-coated copper, lime green, round, 26 gauge
- Wire, Zebra Wire, color-coated copper, sapphire blue, round, 26 gauge
- Bangle bracelet weaver, Beadalon, plastic / steel / aluminum, clear, 3-1/4 x 3/4 inch base / 3-3/4 inch warp pin / 8.5x3mm fastener
- Spool Tamer, polyester and plastic, white and blue, 10mm wide cord with 25x12.5mm curved buckle and 3mm hole, adjustable from 1-4 inches
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
String approximately 100 matte rainbow clear fringe beads onto 26-gauge lime green wire. Repeat to add beads to 26-gauge sapphire blue wire.
Note: Do not cut the wire from the spool.
Loosely wrap the ends of the green and blue wires to a peg of the Beadalon® Bangle Weaver to secure, leaving an approximately 2-inch tail.
Weave the green wire in and out of the pegs, dropping a bead down the wire and into the design after every other peg.
Repeat with the blue wire, starting in the opposite direction and dropping beads after the alternate pegs.
Repeat Step 3 eight more times, then reposition the woven wire to halfway up the pegs.
Wrap the wires around the last peg to secure, then trim both wires, leaving approximately 1-inch tails.
Cut a 3-foot length of blue 26-gauge wire.
Keeping parallel to the peg, pass the 3-foot length of wire down through the last wrap of wires around the pegs, through all the layers of wire and through the first wrap of wires.
The 3-foot length of wire will be referred to as the warp wire from this step forward
The warp wire must pass through the ''eye'' created by the green and blue wire at each level to properly secure the bangle
Center the warp wire on the bangle.
Pass one end of the wire up the next peg. Pass the opposite end of the wire down the next peg. Tighten to slightly compress the bangle. Repeat all the way around the bangle.
Trim the warp wire, leaving approximately 1-inch tails. Twist the tails tightly together to secure. Weave the twisted tails into the bangle.
Repeat with the previously created tails.
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