Blue Skies Bracelet and Earrings
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Blue Skies Bracelet and Earrings

Make a fun, braided cuff bracelet with earrings to match! This set, designed by Katie Hacker, is perfect for those carefree, blue-sky days when you want to make jewelry and wear it right away.
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Material List

  • BRACELET
  • Beadalon® Memory Wire
  • Eye Pins – Silver (2)
  • Green, silver and aqua size #10 seed beads
  • EARRINGS
  • Beadalon® Kidney Ear Wires – Silver (2)
  • Beadalon® Crimp Beads – Silver (4)
  • Glass Faceted Beads, 6mm – Aqua (2)
  • Seed Beads – Assorted Green/Silver/Aqua
  • TOOLS
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Memory Wire Shears
 

Project Instructions

Blue Skies Bracelet

Cut memory wire into nine individual loops of bracelet-size pieces.

Make a loop on one end of each piece of bracelet-size memory wire.

String seeds to cover three bracelets in each color, making a basic loop at the end to prevent the beads from sliding off.

Arrange the bracelets so they're facing the same direction and stacked in the following order: aqua, silver, green (repeat).

Thread the corresponding end loops onto an eye pin, placing a silver seed bead on the eye pin between each loop.

Use three strands together to loosely braid the wires. (Left over right, center over left).

Thread the end loops onto another eye pin, placing a silver bead on the eye pin between each loop. The strands should be in the same order as at the other end of the bracelet.

Blue Skies Earrings

Cut memory wire into two individual loops of ring-size pieces.

String a crimp bead onto a ring-size memory wire, then string mixed seeds to cover half of the circle.

String another crimp bead and pass both wire ends through the crimp to close the circle. Use chain nose pliers to crimp it.

Open an eye pin loop and attach it to exposed section of the ring-size memory wire loop.

Pass the eye pin through an aqua bead and make a basic loop to attach it to an ear wire.

String one seed of each color onto the ear wire.

Repeat steps to make a matching earring.

Tips

Product focus: memory wire Techniques: stringing, braiding, basic loops