LOVE AFFAIR DIY BRACELETS

DIY JEWELRY making 


Designed by Denise Yezbak Moore
for Halcraft Collection

Materials:
.01         Bead Gallery® white ceramic flower 21mm (13110)
01          Bead Gallery® silver-plated rhinestone heart connector (13154)
01          Bead Gallery® silver-plated rhinestone eye connector (13155)
2 Tags  Bead Gallery® silver-plated small flower beads (12100)
270”     black waxed thread cording   
4             large hole silver crimp beads
2             silver tone 5mm jump rings
1             silver tone lobster clasp
 
Tools
wire cutters
2 chain nose pliers
crimping pliers
Super glue
small clipboard or macramé board
large document clip
20” stretch cording
Bead Bugs or masking tape

Level of difficulty (Advanced)

Time – 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on skill level

Instructions:

Eye Dainty Corded Bracelet
1.    Cut 2 lengths of 8” cording.
2.    Left side – Using 8” of cording, string left side of eye connector, crimp bead, pass cording back through crimp bead and crimp.
3.    Trim short end of cording from crimp bead.
4.    Move down 2 ¼” string crimp bead and 5mm jump ring. Pass cording back through crimp bead and crimp.
5.    Trim short end of cording from crimp bead.
6.    Repeat Steps 2-5 on the right side of bracelet.
7.    Open jump ring and connect lobster clasp.

Heart Macramé Bracelet
1.    Cut 4 lengths of 40” cording.
2.    Using 2 lengths of cording, string heart connector loop to center of cording and form a simple knot.
3.    Repeat step 2 on the other side of bracelet.
4.    Place top strands under clip on clipboard.
5.    Separate strands and clip the 2 center strands with the large document clip at the bottom of the clipboard.
6.    Form 20 half knots all starting and ending on the same side.
7.    Remove bracelet from clipboard.
8.    Form a simple knot next to the end of the half knots.
9.    Repeat steps 4-8 on the other side of bracelet.
10.    Macramé Slide – Cut 2 lengths of 12” cording.
11.    Cross bracelet cords, place left side under top document clip on clipboard. Move bracelet over to the right side of clipboard and secure with the document clip.
12.    Bring the 2 strands of 12” cording together, slide under bracelet and form a simple knot.
13.    Form 3 square knots (or 6 half knots).
14.    Trim cords carefully at knot and dab with super glue (make sure you do not glue the center cords to the knot).
15.    Pull center together making sure there is enough room to fit the bracelet onto your wrist.
16.    Form a simple knot and trim end. Repeat on other side of bracelet.

Rose Braided Bracelet
1.    Cut 3 lengths of 20” cording.
2.    Bring all 3 strands together, string rose bead to center of cording and form a simple knot on each side of rose.
3.    Place strands under top document clip.
4.    Braid the 3 strands 1 ½” and form a simple knot.
5.    Repeat steps 3-4 on other side of bracelet.
6.    Trim 2 ends from knot on each side of bracelet.
7.    Macramé Slide – Cut 10” cording.
8.    Cross bracelet cords, place left side under top document clip on clipboard. Move bracelet over to the right side of clipboard and secure with the document clip.
9.    Using 10” of cording, slide under bracelet and form a simple knot.
10.    Form 3 square knots (or 6 half knots).
11.    Trim cords carefully at knot and dab with super glue (make sure you do not glue the center cords to the knot).
12.    Pull center together making sure there is enough room to fit the bracelet onto your wrist.
13.    Form a simple knot and trim end. Repeat on other side of bracelet.

Flower Stretch Bracelets
1.    Cut 10” of stretch cording.
2.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
3.    Attach tape to end of 10” of stretch cord.
4.    String 7” of flower beads.
5.    Remove tape, bring both ends together and form an overhand knot.  Pull tight.  Make a second overhand knot and put a drop of glue between knots.  Pull tight. 
    Hide knot inside closest bead.
6.   Repeat steps 1-5 for 2nd bracelet.
 

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Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan. Denise has been a senior designer here at Halcraft Collection for 9 years. She loves to create jewelry with a bohemian flair. She resides in Southern California and enjoys hearing from fellow beaders.



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