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Citrus Crush Bracelets

Featuring Bead Gallery Beads  from the halcraft collection
Designed by Molly Schaller  

Materials:
Focal beads (bottom to top):
1 triangle faceted agate
3 10mm green dyed agate rounds
3 12mm lemon dyed jade rounds
3 11-12mm light yellow Philippine wood rounds
3 10-25mm watermelon coated quartz nuggets
2 11-12mm light pink Philippine wood rounds
1 15mm pink dyed imperial jasper lentil

Findings:
1 gold finish lobster clasp
2 gold finish 7mm jump rings
2 gold finish cord ends
22-gauge gold finish German style wire 
24-gauge gold finish German style wire
12” leather cording
Super glue

Tools:
round-nose pliers
chain-nose pliers (2)
wire nippers

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 30 minutes per bracelet

Tip: Play around with the length of the bracelet so that it fits your (or the intended recipient’s) wrist.

Instructions:
Simple Link Bracelet 
1. Cut a 4” piece of 22-gauge German wire. Make a wrapped loop at one end of the wire and string 1 3mm gold tone round, the bead or beads of choice, and 1 3mm gold tone round. Make a wrapped loop.
2. Cut two 6” lengths of leather cording.
3. Pass one piece through the loop of the link so that the two ends meet.
4. Place a drop of glue in the cord end. Set the two ends of the cord into the cord end and fold down the flaps of the cord end.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 on the other loop of the link.
6. Connect a clasp to one of the cord ends with a jump ring. Attach a jump ring to the other cord end.
7. Cut a 4” piece of 24-gauge German wire. Wrap the wire around the folded leather cord near the link and trim and tuck wire ends. Repeat on other side of link.

Twisted Link Bracelet
1. Cut a 12” piece of 22-gauge German wire. Make a wrapped loop at one end of the wire.
2. String 3 stone rounds. Make a wrapped loop with the long tail of the wire at the other end of the link, leaving some room between the beads to make the twisted wire loop through.
3. Bend the wire around the first bead and make one loop around the central wire so that the wire emerges on the opposite side of the second bead. Repeat so that the wire emerges on the opposite side of the third bead. Wrap once around the wrapped loop at that end of the link and repeat this step to wrap around the other sides of the beads.
4. Wrap the wire once more around the other end of the link and trim excess wire. Cut two 6” lengths of leather cording.
5. Pass one piece through the loop of the link so that the two ends meet.
6. Place a drop of glue in the cord end. Set the two ends of the cord into the cord end and fold down the flaps of the cord end.
7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 on the other loop of the link.
8. Connect a clasp to one of the cord ends with a jump ring. Attach a jump ring to the other cord end.
9. Cut a 4” piece of 24-gauge German wire. Wrap the wire around the folded leather cord near the link and trim and tuck wire ends. Repeat on other side of link.

Molly Schaller loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets, which include 3 cats, a flock of 12 hens, and a jaunty rooster named Kernel.

She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn to tap into their creativity as well!