Salty Crew DIY Bracelets

DIY JEWELRY making 


Designed by Denise Yezbak Moore
featuring Bead Gallery® beads
available exclusively at www.Halcraftcollection.com
  
Materials:   
21”      Bead Gallery® turquoise dyed howlite chips (10172)
21”      Bead Gallery® red coral chips (10730)
21”      Bead Gallery® citrine chips (12458)
21”      Bead Gallery® reconstituted lapis lazuli chips (12752)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated mermaid charm (14733)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated anchor charm (14886)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated starfish charm (14805)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated starfish charm (14796)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated starfish charm (14778)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated starfish charm (13978)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated turtle charm (13998)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated small feather charm (14784)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated filigree flower charm (14840)
1          Bead Gallery® gold-plated yin and yang charm (14740)
120    Bead Gallery® gold tone 6mm jump rings
15       Bead Gallery® gold tone 3mm jump rings
120"  Stretch .5mm beading cord

Tools:
Wire nippers
Gel Super glue or your favorite jewelry glue
Bead Bugs® or masking tape (to secure the end of cording while stringing)

Level of difficulty (Beginner)

Time – Less than 10 minutes per bracelet

Tip: Stretch cord before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the shape of your bracelet. Be sure to measure your wrist to insure a proper fit. A great alternative to the overhand knot is the surgeon’s knot.

When using super glue only dab the knot. If you get super glue on the actual cord it will cause it to break over time. My favorite is gel super glue – easy to control!

Lapis Feather/Flower Charm Bracelet                               
Instructions:
1.    Row 1 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
2.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
3.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
4.    String 1 ¾” of lapis chips, 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times).
5.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
6.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
7.    Row 2 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
8.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
9.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
10.    String 1 ¾” of lapis chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
11.    Row 3 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
12.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
13.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
14.    String 1 ¾” of lapis chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
15.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
16.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
17.    Using 6mm jump ring, attach charms to center of 7 jump rings.  Tip - To make a longer dangle, attach 2 jump rings 3mm and use the 6mm jump ring to attach to center of jump rings.

Citrine Starfish/Yin/Yang Charm Bracelet                               
Instructions:
18.    Row 1 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
19.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
20.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
21.    String 1 ¾” of citrine chips, 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times).
22.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
23.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
24.    Row 2 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
25.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
26.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
27.    String 1 ¾” of citrine chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
28.    Row 3 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
29.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
30.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
31.    String 1 ¾” of citrine chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
32.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
33.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
34.    Using 6mm jump ring, attach charms to center of 7 jump rings.  Tip - To make a longer dangle, attach 2 jump rings 3mm and use the 6mm jump ring to attach to center of jump rings.

Turquoise Mermaid/Anchor Charm Bracelet                           
Instructions:
35.    Row 1 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
36.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
37.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
38.    String 1 ¾” of dyed turquoise howlite chips, 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times).
39.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
40.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
41.    Row 2 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
42.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
43.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
44.    String 1 ¾” of dyed turquoise howlite chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
45.    Row 3 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
46.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
47.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
48.    String 1 ¾” of dyed turquoise howlite chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
49.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
50.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
51.    Using 6mm jump ring, attach charms to center of 7 jump rings.  Tip - To make a longer dangle, attach 2 jump rings 3mm and use the 6mm jump ring to attach to center of jump rings.

Red Coral Starfish/Turtle Charm Bracelet                               
Instructions:
52.    Row 1 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
53.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
54.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
55.    String 1 ¾” of red coral chips, 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times).
56.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
57.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
58.    Row 2 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
59.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
60.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
61.    String 1 ¾” of red coral chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
62.    Row 3 - Cut 10” of stretch cord.
63.    Stretch cord well before stringing your beads.  This will help maintain the bracelets shape in the future.
64.    Attach Bead Bug to end of 10” of stretch cord.
65.    String 1 ¾” of red coral chips, back through 7 jump rings 6mm (repeat 3 times) and back through 7 jump rings.
66.    Remove Bead Bug, 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. 
67.    Hide knot inside jump rings.
68.    Using 6mm jump ring, attach charms to center of 7 jump rings.  Tip - To make a longer dangle, attach 2 jump rings 3mm and use the 6mm jump ring to attach to center of jump rings.

Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan.  Denise has been designing for Halcraft Collection 9 years. Her favorite style to create is anything with a bohemian flair. She resides in California and enjoys hearing from fellow beaders.



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