Create Your Own Season!® Memory Wire and Pearls Bracelet Supplies 1 Strand 8 mm Glass Pearls Memory Wire—.8 mm Bead Caps - 2 for each bead Round Ended - Wire bending jewelry pliers Heavy Duty Wire Cutters Optional bead(s) and headpins for dangle at end Directions 1. Cut memory wire, so it goes around your wrist one-and-one-half times. 2. Use round ended beading pliers to make one end of the wire into a closed loop. 3. String on one bead cap, then a pearl, then another bead cap. Make sure the bead cap cups each side of the pearl. 4. Repeat with another bead cap, pearl, and bead cap. Continue to repeat until you have filled up your wire. 5. Bend the other end of the wire over in a loop. 6. If you want something extra, add a charm or bead dangle to one or both ends of your wire prior to closing the loop. 7. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Memory Wire and Seed Bead Bracelet Supplies .8mm beading wire 2 tubes of seed beads, size 6 Glass Crystals (about 5), 6 8mm, or whatever you like Round ended wire bending jewelry pliers Heavy-duty wire cutters Optional bead(s) and headpins for dangle at end Directions 1. Cut memory wire so it is long enough to wrap around your wrist 3 1/2 times. 2. Using the wire bending jewelry pliers, form a closed loop on one end of the wire. 3. Using the 2 tubes of seed beads, choose to either alternate colors randomly or string one color and then the other color, adding a large crystal or bead in-between the colors or randomly throughout. 4. When the wire is almost full, using the round-ended pliers, form a closed loop on the end of the wire. 5. Optional: you may use other beads or crystals, placing them on a headpin, making a loop at the end and attach them to the memory wire loop prior to closing it completely. 6. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Freshwater Pearl Monofilament Bracelet Supplies Monofilament - about 8 inches or wrist sized Freshwater Pearls - about 25 Clasp - Lobster Claw or Spring Ring (2) Jump Rings (2) Clam Shell Bead Tips Bead Glue (optional) Directions 1. Cut monofilament to the size of your wrist + 2 inches or approximately 8 inches. 2. Thread end of monofilament in the clam shell and tie a knot at the end inside the Clam Shell. 3. Dab knot with bead glue and close clam shell over knot. 4. String pearls onto monofilament until desired length, making sure you account for the space needed for the clasp. 5. Thread end of monofilament into the clam shell at the pearls and tie a knot, making sure to keep the pearls and the clam shell snug. 6. Dab knot with bead glue and clamp down. 7. Attach a jump ring to each loops of the Clam Shell. 8. Attach each part of the clasp to the jump rings. 9. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Miracles and Magic Bracelet Supplies Stretch Magic - .7 in. - about 10 inches Miracle Beads - 8 mm - about 11 beads Miracle Beads - 6 mm - about 17 - 20 beads Bead Glue Optional - crimp beads for stretch cord Directions 1. Cut Stretch Magic or other stretchy beading cord about 2 - 3 inches larger than wrist. 2. String beads in desired pattern. 3. Tie both ends of the Stretch Magic together, using the knot show here. OR 4. If desired size, add a crimp bead instead of a knot. To do this, place each end of your Stretch Magic in each end of the crimp bead and pull through to make snug. Crimp the crimp bead down and trim excess ends. 5. Dab a small amount of glue on the knot or bead to keep it secure. 6. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Charming Vintage Chain Bracelet Supplies 3 Types (or more if you wish) of chain of about 8 inches each, longer for larger wrists. Jump Rings - 5 mm - 2 for the clasp and one for each charm you will add. More if you would like to keep chains together. One Lobster Clasp Charms Beading tools Directions 1. Open up a jump ring, being sure to twist sideways instead of pulling apart, and place the ends of each chain on the jump ring as well as one end of the clasp. Close Jump ring. 2. Repeat with another jump ring, the other ends of the chains, and other half of the clasp. 3. Attach a jump ring to a charm and attach it to the middle of the chain. You may attach it to only one chain, or connect all of the chains together. Continue with remaining charm(s). If you would like to keep the chains of your bracelet together, connect with additional jump rings. 4. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Embellished Leather Strap Bracelet Supplies TierraCast Leather Strap10”x1/2” TierraCast Z Hook Clasp 28x19mm package with rivets included Rhinestone Rivets Flower Rivetables or Bead Caps Leather Punch Rivet Setter and Hammer Directions 1. Slide the Z Hook over one end of your leather strap, then using the rivets included with the Z Hook, fold the end of the leather strap over, punch holes where you will place your rivet and secure the rivet in place with the rivet setter. 2. Wrap the leather band around your wrist, deciding how long you need the strap to be - keeping in mind you will be folding the other end over, and cut off excess. 3. Using the other rivet from the Z Hook package, make a loop on the other end of the sized leather strip, making sure the loop is large enough for the clasp to fit into snuggly, and set your other rivet. 4. Lay your bracelet out and decide how you want to place your Rhinestones, Rivetables, Bead Caps, or whatever else you are adding. Punch holes in the necessary places and add your decorations. 5. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Floating Freshwater Pearl Bracelet Supplies 3 Strands of Beadalon beading wire - 19 gauge wire is recommended Freshwater Pearls - about 23 Crimp Tubes - 2 mm Lobster Clasp Jump rings Crimp Tools Directions 1. Set your pearls out in three rows, alternating shapes, colors and placement to form an alternating, random pattern. 2. Attach each of the jump rings to the clap pieces. 3. Thread a crimp tube over the end of a beading wire and then through a jump ring. Loop the wire round the jump ring and back through the crimp tube, then crimp down*. Continue for all three wires. 4. Take one wire and slide a crimp tube down to almost the end and crimp down. Put a pearl on next, then another crimp bead. Crimp. 5. Continue with all pearls and wires, keeping your spacing in check. 6. When you are done, attach the ends of the wires to the other jump ring just as you did with the other ends. You may attach them straight across or weave them in and out prior to attaching them to the jump ring, depending on your liking. 7. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! * Remember, when using the large crimp tool, use the hole closest to the handle to make the tube a “U” shape, then the hole at the tip to draw the ends of the “U” together and clamp down around the wire to make it snug, so it cannot move on the wire. Create Your Own Season!® Elegant Leather Cord and Brass Bracelet Supplies 1 Yard of 1 1/2 mm round leather cording Brass gothic cross or other brass piece. Stickles Directions 1. Cut leather cord in half. 2. Fold one piece of leather cord in half and lace folded end through one side of the brass piece making a small loop. Pinch cut ends of the leather cords together and lace them through the loop. Pull tight. 3. Repeat with the other half of the leather cord on the other side of the brass piece. 4. Tie the ends of each cord in knots. 5. Make a double slip knot to connect the ends of your bracelet. 6. To do this, you will only be working with the cords on the left hand side. The right cords will stay straight the entire time. First, cross the left side over the right side of the cord. Flip page and see other side. Elegant Leather Cord and Brass Bracelet Directions - Cont. 7. Wind that left cord around behind the right, under it and then in front of both cords. 8. Then wind that same left cord over the top of the loop you just made, then behind it and push the end through from the back to the front. 9. Pull the knot snug, leaving as much tail on that left cords as possible. 10. With the long tail, repeat the process by winding that same left cord around behind the right, then under it and then over all of the cords. 11. Then behind the loop you just made and through it from back to front. 12. Tighten the knot. Make sure the bracelet fits when the knots are cinched to their tightest position. If it does not get tight enough, adjust where your knots are on the straight right string, moving the left knot closer to the brass piece for a smaller fit and further away for a larger fit. 13. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! Create Your Own Season!® Ball Chain with a Flair Supplies Ball Chain - twice the circumference of your wrist or approx. 17 inches. S-Lon cording - approx. 210 inches (you may substitute with embroidery floss) Ball Chain Clasp Optional, Charm or beads on a headpin with a jump ring attached. Directions A 1. Cut ball chain in two even pieces and place the clasp (A) on one of the piece. B 2. Tie one end of the string around the end of the other piece of ball chain and tie a strong knot. (B) 3. Line up the two pieces of chain, so that one row of the balls alternate in-between the other row. (C) C 4. Holding the two rows together, wrap the S-Lon Cord around both rows under the first set of balls (where you tied your D knot), two or three times, keeping it snug. (D) 5. Always moving from back to front of your bracelet, move down to the next set of balls, wrap the cord around two or three times, keeping the chain off-set, flat, and keeping the E cord only visible in front during the wrapping. Always move down to the next level with the cord in the back. (E) (continue on other side) Create Your Own Season!® Ball Chain with a Flair (cont.) Directions, cont. 6. Continue all the way down the entire length of the chains almost to the end. Make sure to keep the cord snug. 7. Move the clasp to the end of the chain and finish with your S-Lon cord to the end of the chains. (F) 8. When you get to the end, continue by wrapping the S-Lon cord back up the chain at a diagonal direction, forming an X with the existing cording as you go back up to the top. This time just wind the cord around the Ball Chain one time per set of balls. Making sure you keep the cord snug. (unlike the picture, it is shown loosely so you see how the cord crisscrosses).(G) 9. Just before you get back to the top, move your clap back up to the top, to make sure it will fit with the cording in place. 10. At the top, tie another snug knot around the last ball. Add a dab of glue on the knot if necessary. 11. Make a bunch and Stack It Up! G What it looks like from the back, at the end of first part of wrapping. → (kind of) F (Sorry my pictures are not very good!) Create Your Own Season!® Wire and Crystals Bracelet Supplies 24 Gauge Wire - 6 pieces of 17 in, and 2 pieces of 8 - 10 in wire. Spacer Beads - 4mm - about 18 - 20 Thunder Crystals - 6mm - 9 beads Thunder Crystals - 4mm 15 beads Clasp - 7mm Spring Ring 2 - Jump Rings - 10mm Wire Cutters & Beading Tools Directions 1. Fold each 17 in. wire in half and place each through a jump ring, keeping the jump ring in the folds of the wire. 2. Attach the large end of the clasp on that jump ring. 3. Take one of the small piece of wire and wrap it around the wires just up from the bends and the jump ring. Be sure to tuck the ends of your small wire inside the wrappings, so you don’t get stuck with the ends during wearing. 4. Holding all 12 ends of your bracelet wires together, make sure they are all the same length, cutting them straight if necessary, with wire cutters. 5. For ease in bead stringing, find a way to attach the clasp to your work surface with a pin or tape. Cont. on flip side Wire and Crystals Bracelet Directions continued 6. Lay your bracelet down on your work surface, spreading wires so they lay flat. Taking the first 4 wires, thread a spacer bead on all four wires and push to the very end, by the wire wrap. If this is difficult, your wires may be too bent. Try straightening them out by running them over the end of a table. Also, you can put two or three on and then thread in the fourth. That helps, since the ends seem to get bent a bit, so they are larger. You can twist your bead back and forth in your fingers to help it slide down the wires. Repeat this with the next 2 sets of 4 wires. You will end with three spacer beads in a row just above the wire wrapping, that is just above the bends of the wires. 7. Now, pulling two random wires, place a crystal on two wires and pull it down snug. Taking 2 other wires, take another crystal or bead and pull it down the wires, but not lined up with the first. Continue this with all of the crystals and beads, making sure to pull random wires from different parts of the bracelet, so that it looks almost woven. 8. Pull each bead snug and alternate between bead crystals and spacer beads. 9. When complete, be sure to leave about an inch of each wire free of beads. Gather ends of all bracelet wires together and fold over the end of the other jump ring, leaving about ½ inch of bead-free bracelet wire before the jump ring and ½ inch after. 10. Cut ends of all wires even to about one-half inch long after the fold. 11. Use the other short wire, wrap it around the ends of the wires and bracelet wires, just up from the fold, making sure all wire ends are well covered, so that no ends poke out from the wrapping, even the ends of the small wire, when you finish wrapping. 12. Attach other end of clasp to jump ring. 13. Spread the wires out a bit to shape it to your wrist. 14. Make a bunch and Stack It Up!
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