Bracelet with Rhodonite Gemstone Beads, Swarovski Crystal and Gold-Finished "Pewter" Drop and Kumihimo Leather Cord
-- Designer --
Jude, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
- Bead, rhodonite, 3mm round, B grade (2 beads)
- Bead, antiqued gold-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 13x9mm filigree tube with loop, 4.5mm hole (1 bead)
- Bead, Dione, rhodonite, 14x8mm rondelle with 5mm hole (8 beads)
- Drop, Swarovski crystal and gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), pink, 24x17.5mm single-sided cross (1 drop)
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 6mm twisted round, 16 gauge (3 jumprings)
- Cord end, gold-plated brass, 8x8mm with 7mm inside diameter (2 cord ends)
- Clasp, lobster claw, gold-plated brass, 14x8mm with swivel (1 clasp)
- Cord, leather, rose, 1mm
- Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 22 gauge
- Adhesive, Loctite 409 Gel
- Kumihimo disk, EVA foam, white and black, 4-1/4 inch round with 22mm inside hole and 32 slots
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Using scissors cut four 36-inch lengths of rose leather cord.
Using flush-cutters cut two 4-inch lengths of gold color 22-gauge brass Zebra Wire™.
Match one end of the four 36-inch lengths of rose leather cord. Fold the cords in half and match up the ends, creating eight strands. Wrap the end of a 4-inch length of wire around the center of the cords two to three times to secure the wire to the cords.
Place the wire-wrapped folded cord through the center of the kumihimo disc, and place the cord strands through the slots on the card, setting up four strands of cord on opposite sides of the disc. Weave the cord in a basic eight cord pattern for 6-1/2 inches. Remove the disc from the cords.
Tie the cords in an overhand knot to secure the end of the woven cord. Tighten the knot.
Place a small amount of adhesive on one end of the woven cord. Pass the end of the 4-inch length of wire through the end of the woven cord and tightly wind the wire around the woven cord to secure the cord in place leaving the straight end of the wire.
String onto the woven cord four rhodonite 14x8mm rondelle beads, one antiqued gold-finished 13x9mm filigree tube and four rhodonite 14x8mm rondelle beads.
Space the beads approximately 1/2 inch apart along the length of the woven cord. Place a small amount of adhesive under each of the beads to secure them in position on the woven cord.
Pass the straight end of the wire through one gold-plated 8x8mm cord end and one rhodonite 3mm round bead. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire.
Repeat to attach one gold-plated 8x8mm cord end and one rhodonite 3mm round bead to the opposite end of the woven cord bracelet.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6mm twisted jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp and the wrapped loop above the cord end on the first end of the woven cord. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 6mm twisted jumpring to the wrapped loop on the second end of the woven cord.
Open a 6mm twisted jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the antiqued gold-finished 13x9mm filigree tube. Close the jumpring. Open a 6mm twisted jumpring. Pass it though the previous jumpring and the loop on a Swarovski and gold-finished cross drop. Close the jumpring.
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