Multi-Strand Bracelet with Czech Glass Beads, Seed Beads and Silver-Finished Steel Safety Pins
Waves of Glory
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Esther, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, silver-plated brass, 3mm smooth round (80 beads)
- Bead, Czech glass druk, opaque dark blue, 6mm round (76 beads)
- Seed bead, Dyna-Mites, glass, opaque dark blue, #8 round
- Seed bead, Dyna-Mites, glass, opaque red, #8 round
- Seed bead, Dyna-Mites, glass, opaque white, #8 round
- Crimp bead, sterling silver, 2x2mm cut tube, 1.1mm inside diameter (12 crimp beads)
- Crimp cover, silver-plated brass, 4mm round (12 crimp covers)
- Wire protector, Accu-Guard, silver-plated brass, 4x4mm tube, 0.5mm inside diameter (12 wire protectors)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (8 jumprings)
- Headpin, silver-plated brass, 1 inch, 21 gauge (4 headpins)
- Safety pin, silver-finished steel, 1 inch (9 safety pins)
- Spacer bar, silver-plated brass, 27x3mm 4-strand, fits up to 8mm bead (2 spacer bars)
- Clasp, 4-strand slide lock, silver-plated brass, 26x6mm tube (1 clasp)
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex, nylon and stainless steel, clear, 49 strand, 0.019-inch diameter
- Adhesive, Loctite 409 Gel
- Bead Stoppers
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, crimping
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
String onto the open side of a safety pin four sets of one Dyna-Mites™ opaque red #8 and one opaque white #8 seed bead. Apply a small amount of Loctite® 409 Gel adhesive to the inside of the pin closure then close. Repeat to create a total of five red and white safety pins.
String onto a safety pin four opaque dark blue #8 seed beads and two sets of one opaque red #8 and one opaque white #8 seed bead then glue closed. Repeat to create a total of four red, white and blue safety pins.
String onto a headpin one Czech glass opaque dark blue 6mm round and the second hole on a spacer bar. Then form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to attach a second opaque dark blue drop to the third hole on the spacer bar.
Repeat to attach two opaque dark blue drops to a second spacer bar.
Cut two 8-inch lengths and four 3-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
String the loops on the four red, white and blue then the five red and white safety pins onto one length of beading wire stringing a silver-plated 3mm round between each pin. Center the pins on the beading wire then place a Bead Stopper™ close to the last pin on one side so the pins cannot slide.
String the following onto the opposite end of the beading wire:
Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the beading wire.
One Czech dark blue 6mm round
The top loop on one spacer bar (bead side facing inward)
Repeat to string nine sets of:
One 3mm round
One dark blue 6mm round
Remove the Bead Stopper from the opposite end of the beading wire. Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 and replace the Bead Stopper.
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 using the opposite ends of the safety pins.
Attach one silver-plated 4mm jumpring to each loop on the two portions of the clasp.
String onto one end of the first length of beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead, one Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the top jumpring on one portion of the clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Repeat on the same end of the second length of beading wire using the bottom jumpring on the clasp.
Pull each length of beading wire so the clasp is even between the two, then crimp the crimp beads and place a place a crimp cover over the crimp bead.
Repeat Step 10 using the opposite ends of the beading wire and the second portion of the clasp.
String onto one 3-inch length of beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead, one Accu-Guard and one loop on one spacer bar (Step 3). Crimp the crimp bead then add a crimp cover.
String the following onto the beading wire nine sets of one 3mm round and one dark blue 6mm round then string one Czech dark blue 6mm round. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the beading wire.
Repeat Steps 12 and 13 using the second loop on the same spacer bar.
Remove the Bead Stopper and string onto the end of the first length of beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead, one Accu-Guard wire protector and the second jumpring from the top on one portion of the clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Repeat using the end of the second 3-inch length of beading wire using the third jumpring on the clasp.
Pull each length of beading wire so they are even with the two outer strands, then crimp the crimp beads and place a place a crimp cover over the crimp bead.
Repeat Steps 12 - 15 using the remaining 3-inch lengths of the beading wire and the second portion of the clasp.
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