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Endless Summer Bracelet

June 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

The Endless Summer Bracelet is part of Molly's monthly color palette challenge! Click here for more information about how you can play along with a color inspired bead kit from the Halcraft Collection!

Materials:  
• 38 denim blue transparent 11/0 seed beads
• 30 light blue glass dagger beads
• 2 4mm amethyst rounds
• 6 8mm faceted amethyst rounds
• 6 8mm crystal dual coat with light amethyst over half silver Czech fire-polished faceted rounds
• 3 6mm light sea aqua Czech fire-polished faceted rounds
• 8 4mm dyed howlite turquoise stone rounds
• 6 6mm green mix dyed jasper rounds
• 46.5” 20-gauge antique brass German style wire
• 15” 22-gauge antique brass German style wire
• 7 6mm antique brass jump rings
• 1 8mm antique brass jump ring
• 1 antique brass lobster clasp

Tools: 
Wire nippers 
Chain-nose pliers 
Round-nose pliers 

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Time:  2+ hours

Instructions
1. Cut 31 1.5” pieces of 20-gauge wire and 10 1.5” pieces of 22-gauge wire.
2. Make a simple loop at the end of each piece of wire.
3. Onto a 22-gauge piece of wire string 1 blue seed bead, 2 blue dagger beads, and 1 blue seed bead. Make a simple loop. Repeat for two double dagger links.
4. Onto a 22-gauge piece of wire string 1 blue seed bead, 3 blue dagger beads, and 1 blue seed bead. Make a simple loop. Repeat 6 more times for 7 triple dagger links.
5. Onto a 22-gauge piece of wire string 1 blue seed bead, 5 blue dagger beads, and 1 blue seed bead. Make a simple loop.
6. Open a 6mm jump ring. String 3 seed beads. Close the jump ring. Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 embellished jump rings.
7. Connect the links and jump rings as follows: 1 embellished jump ring, 1 double dagger, 1 triple dagger, 1 embellished jump ring, 2 triple daggers, 1 embellished jump ring, 2 triple daggers, 1 embellished jump ring,1 quintuple dagger, 1 triple dagger, 1 embellished jump ring, 1 triple dagger, 1 double dagger, 1 embellished jump ring.
8. Set this strand aside.
9. Make a simple loop at the end of each of the 31 pieces of wire.
10. Slide one of the remaining beads onto the eye pin you created and make a simple loop. Repeat for the remaining 40 beads to create 41 links.
11. Connect the links in the following order for the purple strand: 1 4mm amethyst round, 2 8mm faceted amethyst rounds, 3 8mm dual coat faceted rounds, 2 8mm amethyst faceted rounds, 3 8mm dual coat faceted rounds, 2 8mm amethyst faceted rounds, 1 4mm amethyst round.
12. Set this strand aside.
13. Connect the links in the following order for the turquoise strand: 3 4mm turquoise rounds, 3 6mm light sea aqua faceted rounds, 6 jasper rounds, 4 4mm turquoise rounds.
14. Use the 6mm jump ring to collect and attach all three strands and the lobster clasp. On the other end of the bracelet, attach all three strands with the 8mm jump ring.
15. Enjoy! 

June's Pretty Palette Collection 

Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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