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  Red Alert Bracelets

 
By: Katie Hacker
Techniques: Stringing and Wirework
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: 
Cuff Bracelet
•Beadalon stainless steel large memory wire bracelet #JMBT-1ZLG/MZ
•20-gauge silver Artistic Wire #AWD-20S-10-06YD
•24 silver Beadalon eye pins #310B-113
•36 red dyed bamboo coral 4mm Bead Gallery rounds
•11 hematite 6mm metal Bead Gallery rounds
•46 red dyed bamboo coral 7mm Bead Gallery rounds 
•11 red dyed Imperial jasper 10mm Bead Gallery rounds
•22 antiqued silver Bead Gallery squares
 •2 magnetic clasps (similar to Beadalon #316B-222)

Bangle Bracelet
•0.30mm clear Supplemax #JN0.30W-F
•12 red dyed bamboo coral 4mm Bead Gallery rounds
•12 red dyed bamboo coral 7mm Bead Gallery rounds 
•6 red dyed Imperial jasper 8mm Bead Gallery rounds
•6 hematite 8mm metal Bead Gallery rounds
•12 antiqued silver Bead Gallery squares

Tools: 
•Round-nose pliers #201A-104
•Chain-nose pliers #201A-101
•Wire cutters #202A-105
•Memory wire shears #JTMEMCUT2
•#10 beading needle # JNEEH10/12
•Bead stringing glue # 215A-020

Tip: To save time when making the cuff bracelet, omit the wire-wrapped eye pins and make double the amount of 4mm beaded eye pins instead.  





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Instructions
 

Cuff Bracelet: Step #1

Pass an eye pin through: 6mm hematite, square, 10mm, square, 6mm hematite and make a basic loop; repeat for 12 pins total. (unit A)

Step #2

See instructions below to make six wire-wrapped eye pins. (unit B)

Step #3

Pass an eye pin through six 4mm rounds and make a basic loop; repeat for six total pins. (unit C) 

Step #4

Use memory wire shears to cut two loops of large bracelet memory wire; make a loop on one end of each wire.

Step #5

Pass a memory wire through Unit A, 7mm round, Unit B, 7mm round, Unit A, 7mm round, Unit C, 7mm round. Repeat this pattern for all of the eye pins and half of the 7mm rounds.

Step #6

Make a basic loop after the last bead. 

Step #7

Pass the second memory wire bracelet loop through the free end of the eye pins, stringing 7mm beads between each pin. Make a loop after the last bead.

Step #8

Open the loops at the end of the memory wires to attach a clasp to the upper and lower strands of the bracelet.

Bracelet Bangle: Step #1

Leave the Supplemax on the spool and pass through the following beads: square, 4mm, 8mm red, 4mm, square, 7mm, 8mm hematite, 7mm. 

Step #2

Repeat the beading pattern six times total to cover the bracelet's surface.

Step #3

Tie the ends in a square knot and add a drop of bead stringing glue.

Step #4

Once the glue is dry, cut off the extra Supplemax.

Making a Wire-Wrapped Eye Pin: Step #1

Cut a 10" length of 20-gauge Artistic Wire. Leave a 1" tail and coil it tightly around an eye pin, starting at the base of the loop.

Step #2

Cover the eye pin for 7/8", then bend the eye pin in a basic loop.

Step #3

Coil the wire back in the opposite direction over the original coil. Allow the coil underneath to show to create a chunkier, more dimensional look.

Step #4

Coil the wire tightly around the base of the eye pin loop. Cut off any excess wire.


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